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Indoor LED Lighting

Indoor Commercial LED Lighting Guide

A corporate break room complete with a kitchen is illuminated using LED troffer indoor lighting fixtures

Over the past decade, LED technology has come to completely dominate the lighting industry as the primary choice for practically all lighting applications. This is especially true for indoor commercial lighting applications, which often are large scale operations involving many light fixtures covering a large square footage area of a facility. In fact, finding any other type of lighting technology besides LEDs in modern commercial buildings today is quite rare.

Whether it be through retrofitting existing indoor lighting or for new construction projects, there are several key reasons why users choose LED technology for indoor commercial lighting applications. These primarily include its improved energy efficiency, reduced maintenance, longer lifespan and better lighting accuracy. Any one of these benefits is enough of a reason for a user to consider choosing LED lighting over traditional types, and all of them combined make the decision to switch a no-brainer.

Types of Indoor LED Lights

There are a huge range of options available when selecting indoor LED lighting, especially for commercial buildings. Which fixture is selected is largely dependent on where the fixture will be mounted, as well as its intended role. Fixtures are available that provide wide angle lighting for broad area coverage, such as a workspace or an office area. On the other end of the spectrum, fixtures with a high powered focused beam provide intense lighting over a very specific area, usually from high ceilings such as in a warehouse or large shop. Below is a list of the most common types of indoor LED lighting fixtures used in commercial applications.

Drop Ceiling Lighting - Drop ceiling lights are designed for ceilings, particularly in commercial buildings. The fixture is a square/rectangular design and is made in sizes of 1 x 4, 2 x 4, and 2 x 4. One of the most common types of drop ceiling lighting fixtures are LED troffer lights.

Troffer Lights - Designed to fit in drop ceilings, troffer lights seamlessly integrate into existing office spaces. This provides the benefits of LED lighting while not disrupting the interior design of commercial buildings.

Flat Panels - Used for applications requiring the lowest profile lighting possible, flat panels are designed to be mounted either a drop ceiling, suspended via cables or mounted directly on a flat ceiling surface.

T8 Tube Fixtures - Similar in shape and design to traditional linear fixtures, these T8 tube fixtures are designed to use T8 LED tubes instead of fluorescent tubes. These are very popular for shops, garages and various commercial and industrial applications.

Low Bay Lights - Designed for high lumen output over a wide angle, low bay lights are ideal for workshops, garages, warehouses and any other building with a low ceiling that requires serious illumination. These are normally suspended from ceilings using chains or cables.

Strip Fixtures - Ideal for smaller areas such as workbenches, shipping counters and hallways, strip fixtures are an economical and straightforward solution for basic lighting needs. They use T8 style LED lamps and come in multiple lamp configuration sizes and styles.

High Bay Lights - These are the highest powered lights available for interior lighting on commercial and industrial buildings. Normally in a circular shape, LED high bays come in a variety of wattage ranges and have a high lumen output with a narrow beam angle in order to illuminate large areas from high above.

Wrap Lighting Fixtures - Wrap around lights are commercial ceiling lights that disperse illumination evenly in various directions. These lights are found throughout hallways, storage areas, closets, and more.

Suspended Lighting Fixtures - Suspended lighting fixtures are a lightweight fixture with a compact design that’s easily suspended from the ceiling. These provide powerful energy efficient illumination to any office building, retail store, school, or security lighting application.

LED Shop Lights - LED shop lights are tube ready fixtures that provide exceptional illumination in a practical and reliable design. LED Shop Lights deliver excellent lumen output and require no bulbs to replace. These are excellent for suspended or surface mount installations in workshops, garages, and utility rooms.

Stairway Lighting - Multi-story commercial office buildings require lighting fixtures within stairwells to ensure safety for visitors and staff. We provide highly versatile lighting solutions to ensure high quality lighting throughout stairways.

Conference Room Lighting - We use lighting fixtures with state-of-the-art LED technology to provide the highest quality of illumination for conference room settings. Our lighting products are energy-efficient, reliable, and provide an ideal atmosphere for corporate office settings.

Commercial Outdoor Lighting - In addition to indoor lighting, we provide high quality outdoor lighting products to illuminate the exterior of buildings and other commercial applications. This includes: parking lot lighting, canopy lighting fixtures, floodlights, wall mounted lights, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is commercial lighting?
Commercial lighting essentially means lighting for business or governmental entities that aren’t residential or industrial buildings. Common examples of commercial lighting applications include: office spaces, schools, hospitals, and retail stores.

Q. Where are commercial lighting fixtures used?
There are many types of commercial lighting fixtures such as troffer lights, suspended ceiling lights, utility lighting, and more. These fixtures all have different purposes but are usually found on the ceilings of office buildings, conference rooms, stairways, storage rooms, etc. There are also many types of outdoor lighting fixtures to cover the exterior lighting needs for commercial businesses. In short, these lights are used for illuminating the interior or exterior of a business or municipality that doesn’t require a specialized design to survive industrial conditions.

Q. What is the difference between industrial and commercial lighting?
There is a fair amount of overlap between industrial and commercial lighting products so the two are often used interchangeably. The main difference is that industrial lighting fixtures are specifically designed to withstand harsh environments such as warehouses or manufacturing plants. On the other hand, commercial lighting fixtures are designed to meet the lighting needs of businesses without additional layers of protection. Commercial fixtures ideal for businesses with more tame conditions such as an office building or retail store.

Q. Why use commercial LED lighting?
There are many benefits to using LEDs for commercial applications. One of the main benefits is that LEDs are more energy efficient as opposed to traditional lighting methods such as fluorescents. This energy-efficiency can save substantial costs for a business or municipality. Other benefits include:

  • Little to no maintenance costs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safer working environments
  • Easy to replace
  • Higher quality illumination