Indoor Commercial Lighting: Indoor Commercial Lighting Unless your employees have an open-air office, you will need to find some means of bringing light into their workspace. This means that you will need an efficient, reliable indoor commercial lighting system that will grant the right amount of light while using the least amount of excess energy. Your type of business will determine the type of indoor commercial lighting you need. Gather together the specifications of your project so that you can bring them to a professional to get his expertise. Many quality lighting retailers will have experts on staff to help guide you in finding the best products for your project, not just the most expensive items they sell. Once you know what you need you can begin installation and all the sooner bring light to your workers. Slide 2: If you have a warehouse type of area where your employees work, your indoor commercial lighting choices will be closer to those of an industrial area. For large, lofted ceilings of twenty feet or higher, it is recommended that you use high bay lights . Lower ceilings will be best served by HID low bay lighting . Both of these offer lighting over large areas from a single lamp. By having these evenly spaced in your business, you can provide your employees with even lighting. There are many choices for bulbs to fit in these lamps. You might want to choose mercury vapor or metal halide bulbs. Fluorescent is another indoor commercial lighting option that works well with high and low bay lighting . If you are not sure, as an expert. Slide 3: Perhaps your business is more like an office. You are likely to want to install fluorescents for your indoor commercial lighting. These lights have the benefit of having a long life and being energy efficient. In decades past, people were loathe to use fluorescent lighting fixtures . This is because older models had several problems both with the fixtures and the lights themselves. The fixtures had poorly constructed ballasts which would hum and cause a flickering. Both of these actions were stressful and draining to those who had to work for hours beneath them. Additionally, these older indoor commercial lighting systems would make people under them look sickly or “washed out”. In fact, during the 1980's women were told to wear more blush and darker reds in their lipstick if they worked under fluorescent lighting . This was because the lights then would filter out red shades from flesh tones, resulting in a pale look, unless compensated for. Today, however, thanks to a new mixture of metals and gases in fluorescent lights, this problem has been diminished or eliminated. Now you have no excuse for not using fluorescents for your indoor commercial lighting . Slide 4: If you want energy efficiency, you will want to stay away from incandescent bulbs or at least use a Lutron dimmer control system as an energy saving feature.. These are some of the least efficient lamps you can buy, even though they are the cheapest. They will require replacing much quicker than other, more efficient options. If you still want an incandescent light, there are long lived choices. You might want to install 10,000 hour bulbs or, if temperature is not a factor, halogen lamps. Both of these last much longer than traditional incandescents.