Are you designing LED lighting systems for your home, commercial space, or industrial application?
Are you looking for a lighting manufacturer that has the products you need to design a well thought out space for retail, industrial uses, or for new home builds?
LEDs can produce thousands of lumens, and even low-power LEDs are becoming more specialized. When you’re designing a space and need the lighting to reflect your style and light the space appropriately, consider these elements first:
- Color temperature – This only applies to white light, and measure how cool (blue hue) or warm (red hue) the light appears. Warm temp LEDs tend to make food more appetizing and people look better, so it might be the right choice for restaurants or retail space. Cool whites are often used in office environments because they tend to mimic daylight and have been proven to make employees more productive.
- Wavelength – To get the specific color you really want for your space, make sure you pay attention to the wavelength spec to see if you’re going to get a true green shade, for example, rather than a yellow-green.
- LED efficiency – Efficiency is measured in lumens per Watt. As a rule of thumb, customers tend to aim for 100 lumens per Watt from an entire system. This includes any losses due to heat, lensing, light guides, and power conversion.
As a business owner, an LED lighting retrofit can be an important solution for your commercial space. These design basics can help you understand how LED fixtures can give you better quality lighting and a more efficient infrastructure.
Did you know…?
A new LED system typically results in energy savings of as much as 85 percent compared to traditional lighting systems? While there is an upfront installation cost, the return on investment is apparent almost instantly with ongoing energy savings.
When considering an LED retrofit of your space, have the engineer analyze the following items to ensure optimal LED lighting design, according to SIB Lighting:
- Thermal management
- Photometrics & 3D renderings
- Usage vs. longevity of LED fixtures
- Spacing of the fixtures
- Lumen requirements for code compliance and productivity needs
- Multiple lighting layouts to see what option fits your space best based on the tasks being performed
- What options for lighting control are available for the space(s)
LED lighting can be the upgrade your business needs, and as a distributor, knowing a little bit about how lighting plays into design choices can help you provide the right information to your customers and help complete a sale.
For more information about the different types of LEDs and how to best design your space, talk to one of our experts! Contact us today to get started.