LED Lighting for Shopping Malls

LED Lighting Solutions for

Shopping Malls

The lights brought life back into the mall. Foot traffic has increased in the mall since the lights have been installed.

Jonathan Pittman
General Manager, Lakes Mall

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Shopping Mall LED Lighting Solutions

Retailers must think of LED lighting as an investment for their spaces. Picking out proper lighting for a new retail venue or upgrading existing lighting is just as important as picking out the right wall color and other decor decisions. Commercial lighting is no longer just high output fluorescent lamps and bulky inefficient metal halide fixtures. Quality LED lighting will give an old storefront a bright and new look. It will catch a potential customer’s eye and make them want to come in and check out the store. Good lighting will provide the appearance of cleanliness to a potential customer. Take a look below on the effects of lighting for retail spaces.

Security & Safety

Consciously or subconsciously, one factor that plays a role in whether someone will go into a store or not is if they feel that it is safe. A store that is not well lit suffers the potential loss of many customers—even if they have great products to offer.

Studies have found that LED lighting actually makes people feel more safe and secure because people are able to monitor their environment better. Updating to outdoor and indoor LED retail lights will help to establish your business as the place to go for regular shopping trips.

Strategic Lighting in Shopping Malls

When shopping for clothing, customers need to be able to thoroughly inspect the items they wish to try on and purchase. Being able to see the difference in the navy blue sweater and the black sweater next to it is important not only to the shopper but to the retailer as well. In a clothing store, lighting with a high color rendering index (CRI) is important.

The CRI in lighting is what allows the light to pick up the shades of color and make them apparent to the human eye. This is important for clothing retailers, and even grocery stores are starting to follow the trend of implementing quality lighting with a high CRI as well. LED lighting allows the colors of the fresh fruits and vegetables to appear more vibrant. Even fresh meat coolers are utilizing high CRI lighting to accent the color of the meat. Shoppers associate the color of fruits, vegetables, and meats with the freshness and quality of the product. It’s a no-brainer, a shopper is more likely to make a purchase when the retailer appeals to these senses.

Lighting for Specific Displays

Have you ever walked into a store and immediately been drawn to a particular display? Retailers want to be able to direct a shopper’s attention to displays containing the “hot items” and guide their focus throughout the store. This can all be accomplished efficiently and effectively with proper lighting. Placement choice of a retail display within the store is an important decision but the accent lighting for the display is what really makes it stand out to retail customers. Drawing a customer to the main display through the use of proper lighting in order to emphasize particular products is key to driving more retail sales.