We tend to simplify lighting in commercial business and often think that there are more factors to consider when introducing light in residential spaces. This is a misconception, and in fact one can say that commercial projects have much more complex lighting requirements. The type and the quantity of light sources used in commercial spaces will primarily depend on the use of the space. It is not uncommon to have rooms and spaces that have mix use, which adds another layer of complexity to this problem.
- Cost-effective general lighting is the main source of lighting throughout a building.
- Decorative and accent lighting are not only functional, they add character.
- Various tasks require a different number of lumens which will determine the lighting used in the area.
“While any electrician could probably install commercial lighting, it would not be the type and amount of lighting necessary for each of the above-mentioned functions.”