Reduce the Cost of Lighting in Your Bar or Restaurant

Posted By: Matthew

When you’re setting up a bar or restaurant, you have so many things to think about that both outdoor and indoor lighting can all too easily get left until the last minute.

Yet indoor lights are, of course, crucial to the atmosphere you want to create in your establishment. Equally, given that your bar lighting is likely to be very heavily used - one figure reckons 5,000 hours of interior lighting annually is typical -  you need to thinking about lights offering both longevity and low power consumption.

Your lighting is likely to form a substantial part of your electricity bill and you will see why getting it right is a bright idea

You also need to combine these qualities with the ability to create the atmosphere you are after for your bar or restaurant.

The good news is that you now have access to more choice in lighting for your bar than ever before.

Over the last 10 years, the use of low voltage lights on dimmer circuits has been one popular way to achieve the desired atmosphere in bars and restaurants.

However, these have sometimes created challenges in terms of lamp life and the expense of sourcing replacements.

It’s also true that many places have low voltage equipment, but not everyone uses them. And today you have so much else to choose from.

One option which gives you the chance to select from a broad range of decorative fittings is fluorescent lighting. One of the latest versions of these is very small, and with five watts giving the equivalent of a 20-25 watt regular bulb.

You’ll also find that this option gives you the longevity – around 8,000 hours – which you need to keep your electricity costs down, and it’s also the environmentally friendly alternative!

Lighting Up Outside

In terms of the lighting for the exterior of your establishment, you’re likely to need some form of external illumination, if only for your sign. You may also want security floodlighting for your building, or car park.

For maximum efficiency, long life and low energy consumption, you might want to think about fluorescent or high pressure sodium lighting to maximise efficiency. You may well find this more cost-effective than alternatives such as those based on halogen.

In fact the latest fluorescent lights can use over three quarters less electricity than conventional alternatives, with bulbs lasting up to four times longer.

For your outdoor lighting, have it under automatic control so you are not wasting energy.

How The Lighting Superstore Can Help

At The Lighting Superstore, we don’t want you to consume more power than you have to.

We’re a leading provider of online lighting retailer, and can help with all your illumination needs, inside and outside your establishment. After all, we’ve been in the industry since 1979 and have 20 loyal and experienced staff to help you make your decision among 17,000 affordably priced products.

In fact, no-one knows the business quite like us, so find out more from our website today.

How can our lighting experts help you? Get in touch today.
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