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Commercial Kitchen Lighting Design

Get Your Free Commercial Kitchen Lighting Plan

What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?

  • Custom lighting layout with count & placement
  • Foot candle and light balance calculations
  • Light fixture recommendation and quote
  • Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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CBRE needed high quality lighting for their customer, with stock available for ongoing projects.

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Customer had an urgent need for high temperature lights. We had them in stock & shipped out next day.
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Poor lighting caused parking lot safety issues for spectators. Our lighting plan & new lights resulted in an improved experience.
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Customer needed to source large quantities of specialty fixtures for use in their manufactured products.
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Tracy Electric was seeking a reliable source for ongoing commercial lighting projects.
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Distributors partner with us to provide customers a high quality product at a reasonable price.
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Repeat industrial lighting supplier for an electrical contractor working in manufacturing facilities.
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Permanent tent lighting for large acrobatics facility. Our lighting plan & recommendations resulted in ideal performer & spectator safety.

What Goes into Successful Commercial Kitchen Lighting Design?

A lot goes into a commercial kitchen lighting design because it is important to meet the lighting footcandle requirements that the customer requests. Secondly, bright lighting means nothing if it is not balanced and even across the space. Understanding obstructions, like large pieces of equipment in the space, will help you create a lighting design that strategically places lights so that every area is properly lit.

We can model any interior commercial kitchen with our lighting plan software. We provide a graphical report of how well-lit and balanced the space will be using our lights. The lighting design is a working model and can be adjusted to meet additional requirements.

What are the Recommended Commercial Kitchen Lighting Levels?

The FDA recommends that areas where machinery or knives are being used to be lit to at least 50 footcandles.

Here are some other related light levels:

Cashier Stand 20-50 fc
Cleaning Areas 10-20 fc
Dining Areas 5-20 fc
Food Courts 30 fc
Food Displays 30-100 fc
Kitchen, Food Prep 50-100 fc

Does the NSF Rating Impact a Commercial Kitchen Lighting Layout?

It does not. You have to think of an NSF fixture as a light source that works the same way as a traditional light source. NSF rating, IP69K rating is more about the fixture’s capabilities than a reflection of how it performs as a light. There should be no issues lighting a commercial kitchen with an NSF fixture.

What are the Commercial Kitchen Lighting Codes and Regulations?

The commercial kitchen codes and regulations are specific to your area. Check your local building code departments to determine what regulations apply to you.

What are the Typical Lighting Requirements for a Commercial Kitchen?

Typical lighting requirements include whether or not the fixtures need to be food-safe, wash-down ready, and how many foot candles are required in the kitchen to provide an efficient and well-lit area for food preparation.

What Lighting is Best for a Commercial Kitchen?

Depending on the layout of the kitchen, there are several NSF-rated lighting options that would work in a commercial kitchen. The best way to determine the right lighting plan is to create a commercial kitchen light design. We are happy to do this for your commercial kitchen space.

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