Sales floor lighting
Hypermarket lighting can be as different as the stores themselves. Despite the different product groups – products, furniture, household goods, or construction products – the lighting concept for a hypermarket must have a uniform style and concept.
The main requirements for lighting hypermarkets are the quality of lighting, light intensity, and correct color rendering.
Also, when choosing the light for large areas, it is important to take into account the power and reliability of the fixtures. It is also necessary to take into account the peculiarities of the premises – the height of the ceilings, the presence of windows or other sources of daylight, columns, and other structures.
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Lighting for shopping centers
Compared to offices and apartments, shopping center lighting is very different. It is divided into two types – functional and decorative. In a store, the best option would be to use a functional light. With its help, a harmonious and comfortable atmosphere for customers is created, as well as an opportunity to focus on the choice of products and divide the retail space into zones.
It is used as the main design element, which allows you to emphasize the style of the interior.
Distinctive features of decorative lighting in comparison with functional differs in the following characteristics:
- lighting flux characteristics;
- intensity degree;
- temperature color;
- light scattering angle;
- color rendering;
- operating parameters.
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Peculiarities of lighting for shopping centers
The showcase of each store attracts the attention of the target audience, and the sales area meets the expectations of customers. The target audience is also interested in the store space being fully viewed through the showcase. For this reason, store owners plan artificial lighting in sales areas in advance and carefully.
Before dealing with lighting, the space must be zoned. You also need to think in advance about where the trade equipment will be installed.
LED lighting of the sales area provides for the installation of the following types of lamps:
- mortise – used as the main light (if used in conjunction with reflectors, it is possible to focus on the product);
- mortise gimbal – used as an alternative to a recessed lighting fixture;
- overhead – used in rooms where it is not possible to install recessed lamps;
- track – used to accent shelves, mannequins, and showcases;
- suspended – more often in total are used for lighting in warehouses.
The lighting must be of different levels. For example, there is no need to install bright diodes in the aisles between the shelves.
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What to look for when choosing the lighting for hypermarkets?
The main requirements for hypermarket lighting are lighting quality, light intensity, and color accuracy. Also, when choosing the lighting for large areas, it is important to take into account the power and reliability of the fixtures. It is also necessary to take into account the features of the room - the height of the ceilings, the presence of windows or other sources of daylight, columns, and other structures.
What luminaires to choose for lighting hypermarkets?
For lighting large areas, several types of luminaires are usually used. To illuminate aisles and areas where general lighting is needed, linear lamps are most often used, which allow flooding the room with general light, to simplify the orientation of buyers in the store space. For freestanding shelves and promotional items, we suggest using track lights that will help to bloom the accent on the desired product. In the cooking area or other areas with low ceilings, it is possible to use built-in lights, stationary or reversible. If we talk about modern approaches to lighting large areas, we can advise you to pay attention to modular systems (Fast Line from AVA TECH) that will help solve the problems of general and accent lighting in one solution.
How does light help the customer to navigate in the hypermarket space?
Large areas of hypermarkets often create problems with buyers finding the right product or department. To help the buyer navigate in the hypermarket space, you need to adhere to high levels of illumination. It will also not be superfluous to use accent lighting for signs and plates with the names of the department.
What lighting parameters should you choose for hypermarket lighting?
The illumination level of a shopping mall in hypermarkets can range from 700 to 1000 lux, aisles 500-700 lux, checkout areas 1000-1500 lux. The color rendering on products that do not require special lighting should be at the level of Ra ≥80. The light temperature for hypermarkets can be in the range of 3500-4500 K and vary slightly depending on the hypermarket zone towards warmer or colder light.