5 Types of Different Commercial Lighting to Consider

It goes without saying that every building requires some form of illumination. Even if the sunlight in the UK were to be make more of an appearance, there would be no escaping the fact that artificial light is required not only inside of a property, but often outside too for a variety of reasons.

When it comes to lighting up a commercial property, it is not only useful, it can also be a legal requirement; lighting is required to:

Enable employees and customers to see where they are going
To appropriately illuminate emergency exit routes
Provide the proper health and safety protection for intricate work (eye strain and other physical problems could be the result of an improperly lit workspace)

Further to these legal requirements, there is also the obligation to ensure that the lighting operates as it should do – the exit routes in particular as these are only needed in times of danger to life. Conducting regular emergency light testing should form part of every business’s standard procedures in order to maintain its efficiency.

If you’re looking to install some commercial lighting, it is important to consider the options so that the working environments for staff and any places customers are well-lit.

Take a look at these 5 types of different commercial lighting you should look at:


In recent years, the popularity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has grown thanks to the improvements in their manufacture. It is now a better option (in most cases) than other incandescent metal bulbs or indeed earlier types of commercial lights. There are many types of commercial LEDs available for both indoor and outdoor use. Plus owing to their energy-saving properties and the enhanced durability, they can reduce the cost of the utilities bill for any business so are certainly worth considering. Here are 3 types of LEDs you could install:

1. Task Lights
These do exactly as they suggest and provide lighting to a specific area in order for someone to complete a particular job. They can be very easy to install and afford efficiency to the person working in that area.
2. Recessed Troffer Light
These are used instead of the traditional CFL tubes (more on those later), but they have their casing recessed into the ceiling and it is therefore hidden. This looks neater but still allows the light to shine down on certain areas
3. Outdoor Lights
These would be things such as security lights or floodlights and shed a huge amount of illumination over a large area. These can help protect your property or even allow staff to conduct tasks outside in the dark.

In addition to LED lights, you could also consider the following:

4. Tubular Fluorescent Light Fixtures
This is one of the most commonly found lights in large open spaces. It uses fluorescent technology usually with a frosted coating. They are long lasting and cost-effective which explains their wide adoption in commercial spaces.  
5. CFL or Compact Fluorescent Lights
These also use fluorescent technology with an internal ballast. They are energy efficient but unlike tubular fluorescent lighting, they offer a more natural white colour. Best used for individual tasks.  

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