How bright will your commercial space be after you convert to LED Lighting? That’s a great question. No one wants to spend money on a commercial space lighting conversion only to find out the area isn’t bright enough, too bright or poorly distributed. Saving money is one thing but ending up with the right results is as important when upgrading Commercial Areas – Indoors or Outdoor – to LED.
So, how can you make sure the light you choose will be the right choice? How many watts? How many lumens? What optics should you use? It’s hard to look at a cut sheet and determine that this is the perfect light for the job. And buying off the shelf products from big name eCommerce sites will often result in bad lighting. How can you upgrade your commercial space to LED without all the risk? How do you calculate foot candles for commercial lighting? An commercial lighting design calculation can help you to solve these questions.
What is an Indoor Commercial Lighting Plan?
Commercial Lighting Design Plans gives you a virtual representation of what the lighting could be. Using lighting software, it models the dimension of your room including:
ceiling, wall and floor reflectivity
existing light locations
perception of the current light (too bright, too dark, just right)
the existing fixtures
Using this information, we model the interior space of your commercial space utilizing different light fixtures, configurations and optics. When we perform the modeling, we observe the light levels at the floor or desired work plane, and how well the light is distributed. We run several models with different fixtures, calculating what the best option and results will be for you.
Lighting calculations can model any option. If you have high ceilings, you may consider a lower angle optic to put the light on the ground and less on the walls. If you have lower ceilings, we would choose a fixture with greater beam distribution to level out the light levels across the entire areas.
Example: Commercial Indoor Space 200 ft long, 100 ft wide, 35 ft high with a goal of 30 foot candles
The photometric shows 4 rows of 9 150W LED UFO needed to achieve 30 fc with uniform light distribution.
150 Watt LED UFO High Bay
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Commercial Outdoor Lighting Design
An outdoor commercial lighting plan can show you exactly how well lit the area around your commercial building will be lit at night. This includes parking areas, walk ways, building facades and exterior wall mounted fixtures. We can even model the space inside commercial parking structures.
A lighting plan for an outdoor commercial space will not only show you how bright the are will be, but how well the light is distributed. What good is bright light if its not equal throughout the entire area?
We have done 100’s of outdoor design plans for commercial parking lots, parking garages, open areas, building security and walk paths. So working with us, you will be able to take advantage of the years of experience we have developing lighting plans and creating lighting solutions.
So by doing a simple commercial lighting plan calculation, you can see what your space can look like before you even spend 1 dollar. We can assist you in determining the option with the best light distribution for your need.
We strongly believe that performing an indoor or outdoor commercial lighting calculation before you purchase greatly reduces the risk of buying the wrong fixture.