Commercial Lighting Services
Industrial, Commercial, and Everything in Between:
Any light designed to illuminate public places, businesses, or community areas is considered commercial lighting.
The challenges inherent in lighting such a variety of spaces can be huge. The skillset required to install commercial fixtures, maintain electrical systems, and even change lightbulbs is gained only through time, persistence, and experience. Fixtures in large buildings can be high off the ground, impossible to reach without specialized eauipment. Intensely complicated systems need to be monitored from a central control panel, and miles of wiring need to be fortified against weather, aging, and vandalism. Commercial light needs to be brighter, last longer, consume less energy, and contribute to the ambiance much more than residential light.
Types of commercial light:
- Incandescent - Common, available, and cheap, but not very long-lived. Incandescent light is also the least energy-efficient illumination available.
- Halogen - Very long-lasting and produces a strong, warm light. Reasonably energy-efficient, but not comparable to fluorescents.
- Halophosphor -The most common kind of fluorescent lighting uses 70% of the energy that incandescents use, but produces a sickly, bright white light.
- Triphosphor - More efficient, more colors, and more money to purchase.
- Compact fluorescent - Use the same bases that ordinary screw-in bulbs use, but consume 80% less power.
- High Intensity Discharge (HID)
- Mercury Vapor - Used in high-ceilinged warehouses, hangars, and factories where changig one lightbulb can be a three-hour-tour. Ionized Mercury Vapor emits a startling, bright light when charged.
- Metal Halide - Similiar to Mercury Vapor, but with the addition of metals like sodium, scandium, indium, and dysprosium, to enhance the light quality and longevity.
- High-Pressure Sodium - A bold yellow light is transmitted on a single wavelength.
- Low-Pressure Sodium (Sodium Oxide) - Very long-lived with consistent light levels over time, but a poor light quality.
- Light Emitting Diode (LED) -Growing ever more popular, this bright light be any color or combination of colors. Used in traffic lights and signs.
- Neon - A classic part of our Las Vegas heritage and capable of fascinating designs, but not at all energy-efficient.