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Principles of Commercial Lighting

It's no secret that running a business is hard. From generating leads and prospective customers to maximizing overall profits, there is an assortment of things that go into running a business. But one of the most important aspects of running a business has nothing to do with the actual business itself. No, one of the most vital components of running a business is making sure the look of your company is up to fashion. And there's no way to have a fashionable business without immaculate lighting.

Outdoor lighting has the potential to make or break your business, to show it off to the world, or keep it hidden away for none to see. Whether it's adding string lights to your outdoor bistro or floodlights to keep your bank safe and secure, outdoor lighting comes with endless benefits. But in order to reap these benefits for your business, you must understand how to use lighting to your own advantage. There are simple principles you must know in order to use lighting to its fullest potential.


Ambiance is the mood or atmosphere of your building. And what better way to manipulate someone's mood than through the use of lighting? No matter what sort of business you run, the ambiance of your building is one of the most crucial aspects. This is where your consumer base will form their thoughts and opinions on your business and building. Manipulating the ambiance of your facility directly affects the mood of your customers and the atmosphere of your building. In order to get the right feel and look, you first need to find the right place for your lights. The size of your building also plays an important role because it tells you how much lighting you should be using.


Think of all the posters of movies you see in any Blockbuster or all of the cheesy self-help posters you find in Hallmark stores.

These are all examples of decorations enhancing a businesses' overall theme. Decorative lighting gives the opportunity to display specific products or areas within your building. By placing and directing your decorative lighting carefully, you can manipulate your customers into being drawn to particular products or areas of your store. Decorative lighting usually relies more on the visual appeal of light than the actual illumination. It's essential to have a keen eye on decorative lighting because this is where your building comes all together in its look and style.


Every light needs some sort of direction. You can't expect to just point and shoot a light and end up with a masterpiece. The direction and positioning of your lights are incredibly essential. Without proper direction or placement, your lights cannot reach their full potential to show off your business. Direction of lighting is simply just figuring out where to put your lights and what effect you want them to have. The brightness of your lights also plays a vital role in the light's direction and placement.

Call the Professionals

Lights Over Atlanta can help capture the ambiance, decor, and direction you're wanting to take your business by utilizing high quality fixtures and highly trained lighting designers. We can bring the vision you have for your property to life.

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