How does commercial lighting differ from industrial lighting?

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Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical and lighting experts. From commercial and industrial properties, to residential settings, we can provide the electrical solutions you need, including lighting. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the differences between commercial and industrial lighting.

So, how does commercial lighting differ from industrial lighting?

Commercial lighting and industrial lighting should be carefully designed lighting systems created to suit the environment. And it’s important to choose professionals with experience in the right sector to achieve the best possible results for your property. So how do these lighting options differ? Well, there are several areas of difference including:

  • Accent lighting- for commercial properties, accent lighting can be a great addition to a number of areas, including a reception area, or an in store display highlighting some key products. In an industrial setting, accent lighting is usually unnecessary as this is not often customer facing.
  • Lighting fixtures– in some commercial properties, the lighting fixtures themselves can be designed to be decorative, fitting with the theme of the commercial business. While this is probably not practical for stores and shops, it can be a good fit for other commercial properties, like those that offer a service. Industrial properties need practical and functional light fixtures, and will not need to consider the aesthetic value of these.
  • Task lighting- task lighting can be essential for practicality and functionality in an industrial setting where important work may be being undertaken. In a commercial setting, task lighting is not as important as the ambient or background lighting will usually be enough for what is necessary.

What are the similarities?

Both commercial and industrial properties share some similarities when it comes to lighting, including:

  • The need for security lighting
  • Lighting efficiency
  • And lighting control options

For more information or for professional advice about lighting your residential space effectively, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.