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Blog How to choose the best lighting for your retail space When designing a new retail space, a lot of thought goes into fittings, flooring and even the colours you use on your walls. But not many people realise how important lighting is. Whether you’re moving into a new premises or thinking of giving your current one a makeover, check out our brief lighting guide to really set the mood for your store. Over 25% of the costs of running your own retail business are related to your fixtures and fittings, including lighting. With this in mind, choosing energy efficient bulbs can really make an impact on your bottom line. Halogen bulbs are often the cheapest option; however, more expensive LED lighting actually emits more light and can last for up to ten times as long as halogen, so this may be a more cost-effective option in the long run. While cost plays a big part in choosing your lighting, style is also key. It’s important to make sure that your lighting fits in with the atmosphere of your store, as well as the brand and overall aesthetic. For boutiques, a warm, welcoming ambient light will give a good vibe, while bright, white light makes the most of open, modern spaces. If you want to draw attention to a particular product, dimmer ambient lighting with bright accent lights installed directly over the item can draw a customer’s attention, while lighting on the underside of shelving or cabinets can illuminate otherwise dark corners. Finally, you need to decide whether you want to use your lighting design to contribute to your shop’s style. Simple spotlights or LED strips suit minimalist environments, while big, decorative statement pieces such as chandeliers or exposed filament bulbs can add personality. In the end, lighting is another tool that, when used correctly, can boost your brand and increase your sales. To give your retail space a new lease of life, contact AK Shopfitting & Carpentry today. Back to Blog
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