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Jewels are remarkable because of their crystalline beauty and the way they interact with light. When arranged on a ring or in some other form of jewelry, they become a work of art. Few products rely as much on visual presentation as jewelry. This is why their retail lighting is so important. For example, the four C’s of diamonds, which are color, clarity, cut, and carat, cannot be fully appreciated when displayed under poor lighting. Poor lighting distorts their color and diminishes their sparkle.
The best display lighting is soft sunlight. However, common lighting such as incandescent and halogen don’t even come close. Incandescent bulbs put out a color more similar to candlelight than sunlight, while the light from halogen bulbs turn yellowish during their lifetime.
On the other hand, LED lighting nearly duplicates the sun’s white light without its harmful ultraviolet radiation. Of the interior lighting available today, only LEDs fully bring out the diamond’s sparkle and dazzle. LEDs most accurately display the true colors of any object, including jewelry.
Here are three more reasons to choose LED lighting for your jewelry display:
- LEDs last for 50,000 hours. During this time, their output remains constant. They don’t turn yellow or flicker when reaching the end of their service life.
- LEDs produce little heat. This has three associated benefits. Their small heat output makes them safer than other lighting such as incandescents. Less heat output means they consume less energy for a given lighting brightness. This saves on your lighting bills. Less heat also means you use less air conditioning in the summer, which reduces your energy bill.
- LED brightness is easily adjusted. This gives you yet more control on the presentation of your jewelry.
To display the full brilliance of your jewelry, use LED lighting and spend less money on lighting and air conditioning.
Light has a major impact on human performances and human health because of its ability to enable essential chemical reactions in the human body. Light also enables us to effectively perform various visual tasks, and light also has an impact on our moods, emotions, and our perception of everything.
Since light has an impact on our body’s circadian system, light has a major impact on the outcome in healthcare facilities. When many patients are in hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities, they can often find themselves depressed and sad. Light can have a major impact in hospital settings, due to its ability to:
- Reduce the length of a patient’s hospital stay
- Allow the patients to get a better sleep rhythm
- Lessening the pain in all patients
- Improving the moods of patients who have dementia
- Improving the work environment for the medical staff members who have to work at night
When your hospital lighting is improved, you will instantly see a difference in the health and well-being of all of your patients and your staff members. Improved hospital lighting should be incorporated in any healthcare setting, and not only because of how beneficial it is to patients.
LED lighting can be incorporated into your hospital at an affordable cost
Managing a hotel brings its own set of challenges. It is not an easy job to keep your guests happy while trying to keep your employees motivated to perform at a high level on a daily basis. Even if you do have success, you will still need to effectively monitor all of your operation costs so you can keep both sides happy.
However, while you are monitoring you operating costs, you should not have to lower your operating costs at the expense of the quality of services you provide. When hotel guests visit your hotel, they expect to be comfortable and they expect to be treated well by your entire staff. When you are considering making important decisions regarding operational costs, you should always consider how the changes will impact the type of comfort you can offer your hotel guests.
Although every hotel operates differently, every hotel owner or hotel manager wants to retain the loyalty of their current customers. They also want to be able to attract new customers. One of the best ways to increase comfort in your hotel is to take advantage of the LED lighting technology. The LED lighting technology has given every industry, especially the hotel industry the opportunity to operate at a greater efficiency.
LED lighting requires less energy, repairs, and maintenance. As a hotel owner, manager, or operator, you will have the ability to take control of the type of lighting you want to offer, while saving money at the same time. You will have the ability to create the perfect ambiance in the hotel rooms, the lobbies, the bars, lounges, breakfast room, etc. Your hotel guests will not just see your hotel as a place to stay, they will begin to see your hotel as an entire experience that will allow them to sleep, eat, drink, and have an incredible time.
Patients are changing every day, and as patients change, hospitals have to change too. The costs of care are constantly changing, the role of insurance providers is changing, and there are different options for patients in regards to treatment. These factors and more are causing healthcare facilities to change the way they operate so they can be more competitive.
Lighting once seemed like only a small difference between one medical facility over the other, but it has become a major difference. Yes, lighting can be the difference in a patient choosing one medical facility over the other. In order for your medical facility to compete in the healthcare industry, you have to design your facility around the needs of your patients, visitors, employees, medical providers, etc.
When you invest in better hospital lighting, patients and your hospital staff will see better and feel better. Lighting can also be the key to speeding up the recovery and healing process. Those who are responsible for caring for the patients will be able to do their jobs better because the hospital lighting has been improved.
When your hospital installs proper lighting, patients will be able to relax, your hospital staff will become more productive and efficient at their jobs, and the doctors will be able to do their jobs easier because they will have the improved visibility they need to perform surgery and operate on patients.
In order for you to be a leader in the healthcare industry, your hospital will need to improve a variety of things, especially the ambiance because that can be the key to improving patient experience and the entire reputation of your medical facility.
When your guests book a room, you want them to feel comfortable. While comfortable beds, big-screen TVs and nice artwork all provide touches of luxury, you should always pay attention to the room’s lighting.
Make Hotel Lighting Adjustable
Your guests need to function in your hotel room much the way they would at home. Your hotel lighting needs to be bright enough for them to feel comfortable working, reading, or getting ready in the morning. Bright light can easily feel cold and impersonal, so you’ll want to keep the design flexible. Task lighting and accent sconces provide enough light without washing the colors out of the room. A central overhead light by the door and accent lighting near the bed will give your guests the opportunity to adjust the lighting to their needs.
Use Long-Lasting Bulbs
LED bulbs are one of the most sustainable lighting options available. Most bulbs last an average of 50,000 hours, so you’ll spend less time and money replacing burned out bulbs in every hotel room. Furthermore, LEDs are available in a variety of colors, from soft yellow light to bright white. No matter what type of ambience you want to create, there’s a perfect LED bulb for your hotel lighting.
Keep It Simple
Your guests want to operate the lighting in their room with minimal difficulty. This means that you should place light switches and fixtures where they make sense. An overhead light in the entryway with a switch by the door will let your guests instantly see into their room. Reading lamps or sconces with switches located within easy reach from the bed will make relaxing at night much easier.
When creating a design for your hotel lighting, consider what your guests want and what each room needs.
Adding exterior lighting to your hospitality venue is an easy way to create an appealing façade for your building which will draw in more customers and therefore increase revenue. Illuminating the outside of your business is the perfect way to instantly make it look warmer, more inviting, and higher in quality while still being a cost-effective improvement method.
Highlighting the exterior features of your hotel including the insignia, well-manicured landscaping and greenery, cascading fountains, and available parking areas and thoroughfares automatically elevates the aesthetic quality of your establishment. When the external characteristics of the hotel are accentuated, patrons will be more likely to investigate the internal amenities and choose to stay there.
We’ve all seen horror movie scenes where the protagonists coast their stalling automobile into the dark, spooky parking lot of a sinister-looking hotel, foreshadowing the ill-fated activities that take place there. Don’t make the mistake of allowing your building to become a stereotypical Bates Motel lookalike by leaving the outside unlit and unwelcoming. No matter how appealing it may be in the daytime hours, after dusk weary travelers will pass up your venue for a brighter, more cheery option. Not to mention, a lack of lighting also presents a safety hazard, increasing the likelihood of customers and staff members to experience painful trips and falls.
Making the investment to have exterior illumination installed at your building speaks highly of you and your establishment. Being conscientious enough to anticipate the aesthetic quality and safety advantages that outside illumination creates, makes your current and potential customers feel more confident in their decision to book a stay with your company.
Fashioning a beautiful eye-catching hospitality establishment that will be the envy of all others has never been easier. Your literal and figurative “lightbulb moment” will help you become the preferred hotel for family vacationers, business gurus, honeymooners, and adventurers of all sorts.
Many grocery store owners are always looking to find ways to get their customers to see that their grocery store is more than just a place to buy their basic grocery necessities. One of the keys to attracting shoppers and keeping your food fresh is to implement appropriate grocery store lighting.
There are a variety of ways to use LED lighting to your advantage. Lighting can enhance the customer experience, and it can also highlight all of your products in the store. We want to give you some ways on how grocery store lighting can upgrade your grocery store in a variety of ways.
When you invest in a lighting system like LED lighting, the cost that it takes to operate and maintain the lighting will be reduced significantly. Can you imagine what you can do with the extra savings that you used to spend on your utility bill? You will be able to utilize those extra funds to improve your grocery store.
You want your grocery store and its products to be more appealing to your consumers. When your grocery store has LED lighting, every department will have bright lights that will showcase your store’s products. If you want to showcase fresh fruits, meats, etc. in the best way possible, you should definitely use LED lighting. If your products look appealing in the store, consumers will be more likely to purchase them. They will also be more likely to return to the store for another shopping trip.
As a grocery store owner, you need to give your customers a great customer experience.
A hotel is meant to be a home away from home for business travelers, families who are enjoying their vacation, or any other individual or group of people in need of a warm bed. There are many nuanced details to consider when crafting a warm, inviting accommodation for your guests and lighting is definitely a top priority. If you are looking for extra ways to make your hotel lobby more welcoming, check out these three hotel lighting tips.
- Choose Lighting That is Intrinsically Friendly: Since you are creating a setting that is a home away from home for your lodgers, you want your lighting to be many things, particularly friendly. Don’t go for harsh lighting in your lobby or anywhere else in the hotel. Strive for lighting that offers soft warmth and familiarity.
- Avoid Florescent Lighting Like The Plague: Florescent lighting is to be reserved for sterile, bland environments like dreary offices or school hallways, not a hotel lobby. Though it might seem like the most efficient, simplistic thing to do for your hotel lobby lighting, it could seriously leave your visitors with a sour impression. Many people dislike the harshness and coldness of florescent lighting and even complain of headaches. Additionally, florescent lighting does not nicely accent the decor and furniture in your hotel lobby the way warm lighting does.
- Strive For Elegance And Uniqueness: You want warm lighting, but you also want lighting that stands out and impresses your visitors. Give them something to remember. Go for lighting that doesn’t just offer light but is truly artistic in its form. You want the lighting to be representative of the feel of the entire hotel.
Retail lighting should do more than merely illuminate a store. It should welcome and draw customers in the door. How is this done? By creating an attractive ambiance unique to your store. This is already common practice in the paint color choices of store interiors. But establishing ambiance through effective use of lighting is under-exploited, especially through effective use of LED lighting.
Ambiance starts with using the right light color temperature. For those unfamiliar with the term “color temperature,” it’s a way of describing the warmth, coolness, or brightness of white light. For example, light from a fireplace has a warm if somewhat dim appearance. Incandescent lighting also has a degree of warmth. Sunlight however, is very bright and resembles neither fire light nor incandescent light. Color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). This is the temperature you would need to heat up a block of carbon to produce the same type of light. This is only a convention used to describe the light quality. LED lights produce very little heat, but can put out light with different color temperatures.
There are three color temperatures:
- Warm white light. Warm white light has a temperature range between 2000 K to 3000 K. It has a yellowish white appearance and produces a cozy and intimate effect. It works best where you want to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
- Cool white light. Cool white light has a temperature range of 3100 K to 4500 K. This light temperature is bright and vibrant. Its color is white with a slight blue tinge. It works well when you wish to emphasize the natural colors of your merchandise.
- Daylight light. Daylight light as the name suggests, simulates daylight. It has a temperature range of 4600 K to 6500 K. The light is white with blue in it. Like being out in the sunshine, it produces an invigorating effect. This works to great effect when selling outdoor goods.
LED lights with adjustable color temperature are available so that you can get it just right. This also allows you to adjust the light temperature of different sections of your store to different settings.
Other effects possible with LEDs include:
- Adding accent colors to walls and ceilings. This is a less committing way of adding accents than using paint. If you don’t like it or would like to experiment, change the color of the lighting.
- Skylights. Rather than cutting a hole in your roof, install an LED skylight panel. Some are white in color but appear as though real sunlight is shining through them. Others simulate clouds against a blue sky. These sky lights also put out the same white light that you encounter outdoors on a sunny day. However, they don’t emit ultra violet. This works well when selling outdoor goods such as camping gear, fishing gear, or lawn and garden products.
- Texture emphasis. LED lights that shine across the surface of brick or stone surfaces, cast shadows that emphasize their attractive texture. Experiment with different colors such as reds, blues, or purple.