Monday, October 24, 2016

City Lighting Products Showcase: PANDORA Westfield World Trade Center

PANDORA Jewelry, one of the world's largest jewelry brands, has officially opened its new flagship store in the Westfield World Trade Center, the new indoor retail space located under the Oculus structure of the transportation hub. City Lighting Products installed overhead, dramatic, and balanced lighting for the perfect illumination for the jewelry store. 
Guests enter into the PANDORA store and are immediately welcomed with this beautiful display wall, illuminating some of the season's popular charms.

These lighting fixtures bring out the colors in the PANDORA brand, and also symbolize the charms themselves. 
A display wall unlike any you've ever seen. The design and lighting instantly draw people in. 
A special feature that displays a 3D hologram of charms. 

Customers can fully inspect each and every bracelet, necklace and charm thanks to well-lit cubicles for each product.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Auto Industry Should Utilize LED Lighting, and Here's Why

The automotive industry shouldn't look over the rising trend of using LED lighting to take business to the next level. One should take into consideration the many positive aspects of making the upgrade from regular lights to LED lights. Want to know some of them? Here are the top 5 reasons auto dealerships should start implementing LED improved lighting.

1. They illuminate your cars in the perfect light

LEDs provide crisp lighting that makes them perfect for retail. They can be used to attract to attention to specific details in order to show of the item's full potential. Carefully placed LEDs will add a glamorous and high-quality touch to each car. Customers are more prone to making a purchase when they see a desirable or needed item in the best light, thus giving you the tools to affect the purchasing decision of potential buyers.

2. They enhance safety and security to your dealership

To ensure top-level protection, up-to-date luminaires are a perfect addition to your alarm system. They can be immediately switched on thanks to integrated motion sensors, which will cut down on the amount of times security guards will have to make rounds. Smart LEDs will enhance the quality and visibility to both cameras and guards.

3. They require zero maintenance costs

Think about how often you have to replace your regular lamps now. If it's a frequent occurrence, you will want to consider the big switch to LED lights because no other lamp can serve you for ten years without dimming. But not only do LEDs have a longer lifespan, they require less maintenance than regular lamps, which can be a benefit to the dealership as mosts utilize an abundance of lights.

4. They help you save on energy bulls

An auto dealership does business in outdoor and indoor spaces, requiring a high amount of light fixtures. Lighting your buildings during the day and auto lots at night means you have lights on 24/7. The efficiency of LED lights allow you to have brighter, cleaner light for less energy. They also allow dimming during the daytime when natural light is assisting customers, and brightening when it gets dark.

5. Substantial investment

Price is often the main reason why people tend to reject LED lighting. The initial investment may be significant, however thanks to the reasons listed above, LEDs completely outweigh any other lighting. LEDs guarantee return on investment in a short period of time. Not to mention, they can increase your sales while doing so.

In conclusion, LED lights are the perfect fit for the automotive industry, and auto dealers who have a vision for the long-term future. The investment will pay off easier and quicker than you might think!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Restaurant Lighting Makes A Difference

What sets apart your favorite restaurant from all of the others? It could be the food or the fabulous wait staff, but what about the ambiance that the place creates? Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just a relaxing dinner to forget your work week, proper lighting plays a major role in your dining experience. Not only does the lighting effect the entire mood of the restaurant, but also food presentation and overall gratification.


Not all restaurants are equal, and neither is the lighting in them. For example, think about what you see when you step into a fast food eatery. More often times than not, you see bright, vibrant colors, the top hits playing on the radio, and luminous light. Fluorescent lighting bulbs are most common in this scenario with higher color temperatures. With this, the color of the light appears brighter white, which makes the customer more alert. This could be why you feel rushed when ordering.

A recent Cornell University study looked at lighting and music in fast food restaurants. They found that those eating their meals in a brighter lighting and with faster music ate more food and enjoyed their experience less than those who ate with dimmer lighting and soft music.

But some problems come with dim lighting as well. Although dimmer lighting can enhanced your eating experience and create a more relaxed atmosphere, a lack of lighting can be a nuisance. What good is a big juicy steak if you can’t see it too? The challenge restaurants face is finding the perfect lighting balance.


Did you know that lighting also plays an important part in how you perceive your food? Restaurants know that presentation is everything, that’s why more upscale eateries use indirect lighting in the dining area. If a meal looks unappetizing because of a large shadow cast by direct lighting, that is money lost.

Light control is also incredibly important to food presentation. Using dimmers to adjust relative lighting helps maintain mood and also enhances ambient light levels, creating a softer, gentler light.  

Turns out, lighting really does make a difference when picking out a place to eat. It can create an atmosphere of rapid movement or provide a calmer ambiance to dine in and enjoy. It also makes the difference between your food looking like a magazine cover and food found behind a dumpster. Next time your choosing a restaurant, reflect to see if the lights provide the best mood for your food.