Commercial Lighting Product Guide

Jul 2, 2023

Guide to Commercial Lighting Products

Commercial lighting products are designed specifically for use in commercial and industrial settings, such as office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, and outdoor spaces. Built to provide efficient and effective illumination; this lighting must also meet various requirements and standards. The standards for commercial lighting in the United States are primarily governed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide an overview of the most common types of commercial lighting products available on the market.

Fluorescent Lighting

Linear Fluorescent Tubes: Most used in offices, schools, and commercial buildings, fluorescents come in different lengths and wattages, with options for various color temperatures.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs): CFLs are energy-efficient alternatives to incandescent bulbs and are fitting for commercial application environments where a compact size is required.

LED Lighting

The biggest advantage of LED (Light Emittin Diode) lighting is its exceptional energy efficiency. LED lighting offers significant energy savings compared to many traditional lighting technologies.

LED Panels: These flat, thin fixtures are designed to replace traditional fluorescent troffers. Depending on the specific product selection, these panels can offer high energy efficiency, even light distribution, and various color temperature options.

LED Tubes: LED tube lights are designed as a direct replacement of replace tubes. They consume less energy, have a longer lifespan, and provide better light quality.

LED High Bay Lights: These are an excellent choice for illuminating large indoor spaces with high ceilings, such as warehouses, gyms, and manufacturing facilities.

LED Downlights: Downlights are recessed ceiling lights most commonly used in commercial spaces. LED versions offer energy efficiency, dimming capabilities, and a variety of color temperatures.

LED Track Lighting: Track lighting systems allow for adjustable fixtures that can be moved along a track. LED versions provide directional lighting and are popular in retail and gallery spaces.

LED Floodlights: Floodlights are used for outdoor lighting applications, such as illuminating building facades, parking lots, and sports fields. LED floodlights offer energy efficiency, long lifespan, and directional light.

LED Street Lights: LED streetlights are energy-efficient alternatives to traditional street lighting. They provide better visibility and can be integrated with smart control systems for optimized operation.  Whether outdoor or indoor,

LED lamps and retrofits: Whether retrofitting fluorescent to LED lights or changing out fixtures, many LED retrofit kit manufacturers provide extended warranties, ensuring long-lasting performance.


HID Lighting

Metal Halide (MH) Lamps: MH lamps are commonly used for outdoor lighting, such as parking lots, stadiums, and street lighting. They offer high lumen output and good color rendering.

High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) Lamps: HPS lamps are often used for street lighting and outdoor area lighting. They provide high efficiency and long lifespan but have a limited color spectrum.

Induction Lighting

Induction lighting is a fluorescent lighting technology that uses electromagnetic energy to start a chain reaction that causes phosphors to produce light. Unlike typical fluorescent lighting, induction lighting has no filament or electrodes. Induction products are long-lasting, energy-efficient options that offer good color rendering. They are commonly used in industrial and commercial applications where maintenance can be challenging.

Emergency Lighting

Exit Signs: These illuminated signs indicate emergency exits during power outages or emergencies. They are required in commercial buildings and public spaces.

Emergency Lights: These battery-powered lights automatically switch on during power outages to provide illumination and help occupants safely exit a building.

Controls and Accessories

Lighting controls, accessories and solutions tailored to warehouse, industrial, outdoor, office and residential spaces, combined with the information you need to complete your project.

Occupancy Sensors: These sensors detect motion in a space and automatically turn lights on or off. They are commonly used in restrooms, conference rooms, and storage areas to conserve energy.

Dimmers: Dimming controls allow users to adjust light levels to meet specific needs, conserve energy, and create different ambiance settings.

Lighting Control Systems: Advanced lighting control systems provide centralized control, scheduling, and integration with other building systems for enhanced energy management.

When selecting commercial lighting products, consider factors such as energy efficiency, light quality, maintenance requirements, regulatory compliance, and specific application needs. It’s a worthwhile move to consult with lighting professionals, such as Commercial Lighting Specialties for help and/or specific guidance on your project requirements. Please contact us …

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