Features of Good Commercial Lighting Systems

Commercial Lighting

Learn how to make your commercial lighting system the best it can be.

Having good lighting is essential, and in the workplace this is no different. Lighting that is not up to par can have economic and health effects. Investing in your commercial lighting system is important because you can improve your work environment and save money at the same time.  LED lighting is a great option to include in your commercial lighting system because it provides several benefits. Here are three things to consider when upgrading your lighting system.

Light Quality

It is vital to have lighting that is consistent and non-invasive. Have you ever worked in a place where the lights would flicker or buzz? These things can be very distracting and result in workers experiencing dips in productivity. Not only are these problems distracting, they also can be detrimental to your employees’ health. Issues with anxiety, headaches, and disrupting the body’s circadian rhythm have been linked to poor lighting. Investing in LED lights, which are known to be reliable can help with this issue.

Energy/Cost Efficiency

Efficiency is especially important because it helps the environment and can help save you money. LED lights are extremely long lasting (up to twenty times longer than most other lights), which means that they are extremely cost effective. You won’t have to replace them as often, which will mean that you’ll spend less money on lighting long-term. Also, LED lights use less electricity than other lights. This means that your electricity bill will be lower with these lights than they would with other ones.


You can get rebates for choosing to use certain types of lighting. At CMI, we would be glad to show you the rebates you could qualify for.

Proper Color Temperature

Color temperature is an important factor to consider when upgrading your commercial lighting system because different temperatures can have varied effects on your employees. Warm lighting is not the best type to use in office settings, particularly ones where employees use their computers for extended periods of time. Cool lighting is ideal for areas designated for displaying products and has been shown to keep employees alert. Bright lighting mimics natural light, and as a result, is ideal for office workers. Consider what type of business you have when selecting a commercial lighting system.


Are you in need of electric or lighting services for your commercial facility? CMI Companies is here to help! With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Google +, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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