Design Lighting for Furniture Retail

  • Different from Walmart or Office Depot
  • Meet the qualitative needs of the visual environment
  • With the least impact on the physical environment

Sustainable lighting influences the brand image of a store with real impact on the shopping experience, ambiance, and financial goals.

Figure adapted from Philips Lighting Company

Lighting quality is the primary goal of sustainable lighting design.

The Qualitative Reality

  • Good lighting can make cheap products look good.
  • Bad lighting can make good products look cheap.

Typical Retail Lighting

  • Ambient lighting is general lighting or circulation lighting.
  • Perimeter Lighting helps to define the space while providing comfort.
  • Accent lighting highlights the merchandise and provides visual interest.

Why Use Sustainable Lighting?

  • Risk Management
  • Higher Productivity
  • Higher Sales
  • Lower Utility Bills
  • Lower Maintenance,
  • Lower Maintenance Cost
  • Better Lighting
  • Bragging Rights