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Four things to consider when choosing commercial lighting

Four things to consider when choosing commercial lighting

March 2, 2016 By Edel Treanor

When choosing commercial lighting it's important to consider cost effectiveness, robustness, aesthetics and light output. We take a look at each of these.

Commercial lighting design is an increasingly popular demand for us at Mullan Lighting. Architects and employers alike have recognised the need to consider issues like cost effectiveness, robustness, aesthetics and light output when it comes to implementing their commercial lighting systems. Let’s take a look at these important considerations.

Cost effectiveness

Businesses need to consider the cost of their lighting systems. This includes the initial outlay spent on lighting fixtures, the cost of installation, energy consumption costs and maintenance and bulb replacement costs. How can costs be controlled?

  • Consider the design of the space and install lighting where it has maximum impact
  • Choose energy efficient long-life bulbs like LED lights
  • Try to maximise natural light wherever possible

Robustness

Your lighting fixtures should be manufactured from quality materials to ensure long life and minimal maintenance costs. Choose lighting components like shades, suspensions and flush fittings that are made from high quality materials and ensure they are properly installed. You may pay more for the initial outlay but your lighting systems will look good, last longer and be more economical. Large opal globe pendant lights in this commercial space Large opal globe pendant lights in this commercial space

Aesthetics

Take care to consider not only the look of your light fixtures but the ambience their light creates. Is the lighting design appropriate to the space? Does it enhance existing features and highlight points of interest? Does it create the right mood you want to set (for example, welcoming, exciting, relaxing etc.) Jam Jar pendant lights from Mullan Lighting at Google headquarters in Dublin, Ireland Jam Jar pendant lights from Mullan Lighting at Google headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

Light output

Choose LED lighting where possible as it has increased lumen (light) output and is more cost efficient than fluorescent and high-intensity lighting systems. Consider installing an integrated building control management system which can monitor your energy consumption and automate controls when needed. Thankfully there now exists a wide range of lighting products that can provide a solution to all these areas of consideration. At Mullan Lighting we conduct an illuminations data calculations report and consider the project budget before specifying the most practical and economical lighting solution to suit your business.

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