Reevaluate your accent lighting
If you have a retail space and you’re changing out displays for the season, you’ll most likely need to change up your accent lighting to better accentuate new displays or products. If changing out displays and locations in your store is something you do often, you may want to consider whether your current accent lighting setup is working for you. Track lighting can help if you’re often moving displays and need to adjust lighting.
What would spring be without the return of green and blooming plants? Adding plants, whether they’re natural or artificial, to your space can help bring the look and feel of spring inside. If you decide to add plants, or perhaps already have plants, adding accent lighting, such as spotlights, can emphasize these natural elements and mimic the effect of sunlight passing through the greenery outside.
Now that winter has left us, your space might be getting a lot more natural light. Although they’re not technically a lighting fixture, installing a few strategically placed mirrors can help reflect more light, artificial or natural, throughout your space. Mirrors are a great quick, low-cost solution—and they can be as long-term or short-term a solution as you’d like. For example, in the summer, you might find that reflecting extra sunlight into your space can make it significantly warmer (in terms of atmospheric temperature, not lighting temperature) and negatively impact your cooling costs, in which case the mirrors can be easily removed.
If your space doesn’t get a lot of, or any, natural light, or if you’d like to add the feel of natural light, consider installing LED skylights. If you’d like to add the look and feel of a skylight to your space, but for whatever reason don’t have the capability of installing them in your building, installing LED skylights instead can be a good way to achieve a similar look and feel without altering your building. These panels are LED projectors that emit white light in a spectrum that mimics the sun’s output. Typically, the color temperature and brightness can be controlled with a remote or switch. Sunlight, and lighting that mimics it, has been shown to be beneficial for health, and keep your employees and customers feeling cheerful. And, because the “skylight” panels are LED powered, they’re designed to last three times longer than fluorescent tube light bulbs.
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