Lighting is one of the best, and easiest ways to improve a commercial environment. The challenge is that lighting design must be cohesive and effectively illuminate different types of spaces that coexist under one roof. You also need to think about energy costs and lighting efficiency, as well as the need to incorporate flexibility for easy adjustments and potential growth in the space.
There are many different types of lighting including general lighting, task lighting, accent lighting, and decorative lighting. Interior designers are skilled at seamlessly integrating different types of lighting into one space.
When it comes to commercial spaces, there are many factors to take into consideration. When planning a commercial lighting design, a JDG interior designer will analyze the size and shape of the space, traffic patterns, the use of the space, ceiling height and shape, wall colours, and artwork, to just name a few.
Janks Design Group has complied a few lighting design trends so that you and your team can enjoy task lighting in your office space or create the perfect ambience in your retail store. Check out these commercial lighting trends and see how you would like to transform your space.
Engage Customers with Lighting Design
Lighting integrations can now be used to attract, engage and retain customers for longer in your commercial space. With advanced technology and seamless design configurations, you can now transform your commercial interior at the press of a button.
Good lighting isn’t something you notice when you step inside a store, but when it’s not done right, it’s a sure way to get your customers walking out the door. Harsh, cold lighting can make people feel like their in a medical environment, rather than a cozy and inviting retail store.
When people are shopping, they want transparency and the ability to analyze their goods. This wasn’t possible back in the day if you were shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch, a clothing store notorious for its dim lighting and loud music.
While young shoppers felt like they were in a VIP club, adults were left straining their eyes to see price tags and shouting over the music. Thankfully they’ve had a full redesign and have changed their lighting design.
The interior designers at JDG can help you configure the perfect interior lighting design that matches your brand. They will not only think about colour temperature, contrast, reflection, layers, and fixtures but also take natural lighting into account and other external factors.
If you are looking to create a peaceful and enjoyable experience for your customers in your retail store, or to improve productivity in your commercial office, Janks Design Group can surely help.
The Shift Towards LED Lighting
Technology is advancing quickly and has helped lighting design shift away from incandescent and fluorescent lights, and move towards light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LED lighting continues to be more popular due to its longevity and cost-effectiveness.
LED lighting provides better light quality than traditional luminaries and is perfect for low voltage applications. These lights can also be used to improve working conditions in a commercial office space as they are less likely to trigger headaches and migraine symptoms from eye strain.
The LED lighting trend is likely to be an ongoing trend due to its many benefits.
Improve Staff Wellbeing and Health with Lighting
An experienced lighting designer will create a cohesive environment that enhances the well-being and productivity of office staff. It will enable employees to perform tasks comfortably, effectively, and safely.
A professional interior designer at Janks Design Group will be able to integrate and balance ambient, task, accent, and decorative lighting into each area of the office, allowing a comfortable transition from space to space.
There is a science to colour and light that includes contrast ratios, reflection and temperature. A designer will need to think about glare control, light level and visual appearances of light on a surface when it comes to curating the lighting of an office. The last thing you want is for your employees to be straining to see their computer screen that is full of glare.
The term “human-centric lighting” is used by designers and architects to discuss how a new approach to lighting can significantly improve the overall health and well-being of people. It’s also known as circadian lighting and it’s meant to match artificial light to the colour of sunlight over a 24-hour cycle.
This allows the body to either stimulate or suppress Melatonin, the hormone associated with sleep and is often based on the time of day. By controlling lighting design you can increase productivity and allow your employees to easily wind down at the end of the day and have a better quality sleep.
If you’re ready to take your commercial space to the next level with these lighting design ideas that will improve the functionality and productivity of your work environment. As lighting can be a complicated process, you can discuss your project with one of our experienced Jank Design Group interior designers.