Industrial and Commercial Lighting Types

industrial and commercial lighting types

Finding the right commercial lighting is essential for your business or company. It is also incredibly different to residential lighting. This difference also relates to the way that the lighting is installed. As a result, it is vital that a professional and qualified electrician installs your industrial and commercial lighting. Here at Walker Electrical, we are commercial lighting experts. Consequently, we have produced this guide to industrial and commercial lighting types.

What are industrial and commercial lighting types?

There are many industrial and commercial lighting types available. These include:

  • Incandescent bulbs
  • High intensity discharge lighting
  • Compact fluorescent lamps, and
  • Halogens

Incandescent bulbs

These are the most common type of industrial lighting, in offices and commercial properties.

industrial and commercial lighting types

High Intensity Discharge Lighting

Available in three different types, high intensity discharge lighting is incredibly powerful. Mercury, metal halide, and high-pressure sodium are three of the options available to you and these can be used effectively to light landscapes, outdoor areas, and car parks. Perfect for keeping you and your employees safe around your commercial property.

In addition, these lights are highly efficient and can last up to 20 times the duration of incandescent industrial lighting.

Compact Fluorescent

Similar to regular fluorescent lighting, compact fluorescent lamps are common in offices and work-spaces. This is because they are vey efficient in areas where the lights will be continuously switched on for hours at a time. These lights will provide up to 10,000 hours of light.


Creating a much brighter, whiter light than an incandescent bulb, the halogen lamp is perfect for accent lighting and displays. There are many different sizes and styles of halogen lights, suitable for a range of purposes throughout industry. These bulbs can provide up to 5000 hours of light.

In summary

There are four different types of lighting to consider when it comes to industrial and commercial lighting types. These each have different purposes and uses, and last for varying amounts of time. If you would like more information, or to arrange an installation or lighting plan, contact us at Walker Electrical today.