Lighting is used for commercial spaces such as hospitals, offices, institutions, and government buildings. Compared to other types of lighting, commercial lighting tends to have a higher initial cost, longer lifespan, better durability, higher maintenance and improved energy saving selections.
The purpose of a lighting should be to create a design that reflect the type of activity performed in the building to ensure that people working in the place are comfortable and energy efficiency standards are suitable.
Types of Lighting
When selecting commercial lighting, it is suggested that their features, and functions must be considered. The most commonly used commercial lighting design fixtures include T5 and compact fluorescent lights. However, given the reduction in prices, LED light fixtures are starting to be preferred.
To understand the types of lighting best suited for a commercial space, the following descriptions might be useful:
Tubular Fluorescent Lighting
This type of lighting is certainly set into ceilings and covered with a frosted lens. Depending on the amount of lighting required in the commercial space, standard fluorescent lights usually have one to four bulbs. Fluorescent lights are regarded as one of the long lasting and efficient options for commercial lighting.
Compact Fluorescent Lighting
As a replacement for incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lighting is also built from traditional fluorescent technology. This type of lighting is commonly used in lighting application for tasks and downlight lamps in commercial spaces.
T5 Fluorescent Lighting
This type of lighting is suitable for high ceiling. T5 fluorescent light are often considered the best option for commercial lighting designs because they have a long life and their maintenance requirements are minimal. Although the T5 fluorescent light are designed with fluorescent lamps sources, they are now more often designed to accommodate LED bulbs.
In previous years, LED light have been widely adopted because they consume less power and have a longer operational life. However, because of the initial adoption of LED fittings, the reduction of cost almost as low as T5 and fluorescent light fixtures, has led to an increase in preference for LED lighting in commercial lighting design.
Benefits of Lighting
- Uses less electricity than other bulbs
- Last much longer than other bulbs
- More eco-friendly
- LED bulbs provide a quick return on savings because of the durability of the bulbs