Great lighting is imperative for designing a commercial space that is welcoming and comfortable for your guests. At Epic Electric in Kelowna, our team of certified electricians provides Kelowna businesses with the latest technology and most up-to-date expertise to ensure installations meet BC government regulations, inspection codes, improve energy efficiency, reduce overheads and enhance aesthetics.
With years of experience, our commercial electricians at Epic Electric have compiled a list of the best lighting options to take into consideration for your Kelowna bar or shop.
Lighting is Central to Your Venue’s Design
Finalizing your lighting should be just as important as the shop or bar design itself. Lighting should never be an afterthought as it’s an integral part of the overall design and practicality. Locating electricity sockets, electrical wiring and considering the entire venue layout are all essential to your lighting design. Hiring local electricians early in the project will help ensure your lighting seamlessly fits into your design.
Placing lights over or near tables, bars, shelves and other design elements that require visibility might not be possible if they are not considered at the beginning of the project.
Set the Right Mood in your Kelowna Bar or Shop
Bar and shop lighting should be tailored to fit your business style. The first step is ambient lighting or the main source of lighting throughout your venue. The second step is task lighting. Installing lights in areas that require the most visibility, such as the cash register. Next, consider accent lighting which draws attention to the architecture or a particular feature. Finally, decorative lighting and effect lighting is meant for personalizing and setting the mood for your bar or shop. Although functionality is always important, these lights are key to defining a distinct mood and style.
Your lighting should complement your design and set the mood of your bar or shop. The comfort of your guests should be a key element of your lighting choices, as balancing mood and visibility is key.
Lighting that Guides Guests Around your Venue
When a guest enters your venue, your lighting should help guide them in the right direction. Light is an exceptional tool for guiding guests around a venue or drawing their attention to different focal points and areas. Focal points can be designed by contrasting brightnesses, which is often achieved between the use of accent and ambient lighting.
Lighting Designed For Comfort
Install lighting that makes your guests comfort, without compromising aesthetics. Guests must always be able to read the menu, see their food or the products they’re considering to purchase. Glares or poor lighting may deter your guests from returning or making a purchase, so make sure that light isn’t reflecting shiny surfaces or mirrors. If that is an issue, consider diffusers, such as frosted glass or fabrics, to eradicate glares without compromising visibility.
Provide guests with enough lighting to enjoy themselves at your venue. In a bar setting, pendant lighting or track lighting are exceptional options; they won’t take up counter space, but will still provide plenty of light.