3 Steps to Help with Commercial Lighting Installation

Commercial lighting covers a huge area which includes fixtures for offices, shops, education centers, hospitals and many other public facilities. Creating the perfect lighting scheme will not only highlight the architectural designs but also make your building more welcoming to your clients. Proper lighting has to be used both on the inside and outside. The lights that you choose must also be functional and improve the appearance of your building. When searching for the best lights for your commercial building, there are a number of things you will have to think about.

Type of lighting

You will be spoilt for choice when deciding on the lights to use. Your options will include track lighting fixtures that work best with galleries, studios and similar establishments where light needs to be focused on specific items. These lights can also be adjusted to suit the changing displays. Pot lights, also known as recessed lights, also work great with track lighting. These are directional lights. You will need to work with a licensed electrician Toronto to help with the installation.

Other viable options for lighting include metal halides, fluorescent lights, incandescent lights and halogen lamps. Your electrician will advise you accordingly on the best option. Only rely on skilled electricians that are licensed to carry out the installations. The Electrical Safety Authority in Canada mandates that all lighting be installed by licensed electricians.

Hire an electrician

 

Now that you know the type of lighting that you need for commercial lighting, you need to select a competent contractor to provide you with efficient services. The first thing you have to consider is the experience that the electrician has to install your desired lights. Experienced electricians will provide perfect solutions because they have experience installing commercial lighting in all manner of commercial buildings. Make sure the electrician has worked on projects that are similar to yours.

Away from the experience, you need to consider the certification and skills of the electrician. As aforementioned, it is a requirement to work with a licensed electrician. Make sure you check the validity of the electrician’s license before hiring.

Third, you have to take a look at the equipment that the electrician uses. You might have bought the best fixtures and hired the most experienced electrician but if the electrician does not have the right tools to do the work the final results will be a tad wanting. The use of the right tools leads to minimal damages to the walls and ceilings. Ensure that the electrician has all the tools needed to do the work.

Safety

Last but not least, for safety purposes, it is imperative that you ensure that high-quality products are used. The use of substandard products will save you on the installation costs but cost you a lot more in maintenance. Substandard products can also cause fires. Ask your electrician to help pick genuine products.

Installing commercial lighting is not a cheap project. Your electrician should be able to give you an estimate of the total cost and the estimated time it will take to complete the project. Always remember that this project can affect your business so choose a process that causes minimal disturbance.

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