Up lights – fixtures that direct light upward – add intense drama to any display. You can use them to accent individual features like artwork or sculptures, or have them wash an entire wall or display with light.
Here are a few things you should consider when choosing up lights for your display:
1. Freestanding or recessed?
You can find up lights that either sit above ground, or recess into the ground. Recessed lights tend to be smaller, so you’ll need more of them to create an impact, but since they operate flush with the ground, they’ll never get in the way of your display. Freestanding lights are larger, so you won’t need as many for bright display lighting, but the ones you do have may block parts of your display, depending on its layout. Usually, freestanding lights are no taller than 8 inches. Continue reading
For this blog post, we’ll be using the 9W Surface Mount LED Monopoint Light to demonstrate the main advantages of using ceiling mount display lights.
1. Easy Installation. Since the light’s electronic driver is included right in the canopy, all you need to do is mount the fixture on the ceiling and hardwire it to power. Then, you can simply control it with a light switch in a convenient location.
2. Sleek Design. Once you set up this fixture on the ceiling, you’ll hardly notice it. The light is small (4″W x 7″H), and since it mounts on the ceiling, you don’t have to integrate it into your wall design. This will give your more creative freedom when it comes to your display, without losing any of the pop provided by a bright spotlight. Continue reading
When trying to save energy with your display lights, you really have two different choices: LEDs or CFLs . These are the two most common energy-efficient lights sources on the market today. But how do they compare?
I’ve come up with a little list of questions you can use to determine which one is the better choice:
Which Is More Efficient?
LEDs are more efficient than CFLs. A good LED lamp can generate about twice as much light as a CFL, using the same amount of energy.
Which Has A Longer Rated Life?
Usually, LEDs last about 10 times longer than CFLs. When an LED reaches its estimated rated life, it doesn’t burn out. The light just grows more and more faint until it isn’t useful. CFLs, on the other hand, do burn out.
Are LEDs And CFLs Dimmable?
Manufacturers are introducing more and more dimmable LEDs everyday. CFL technology, however, is difficult to dim and requires special ballasts and controls. Continue reading
When creating your perfect display, you need to choose LED display lights with the right beam spread. Beam spread is the measure of how wide or narrow the beam of light emitted from the light bulb is.
Do you prefer a narrow spot beam or a wide flood beam? This infographic will help you determine what kind of display light will work best for you. You can also refer to the beam width tables when creating your own lighting scheme, to determine how wide you light bulb’s beam width will be from any given distance away.
Like it or not, customers will judge your business before they walk in the door. You’ve got to make your signs, banners, facades, and window displays count. Like any dedicated business owner, you’ve probably put in a lot of time and effort into creating that perfect aesthetic for your company. You hand-selected the colors you use, you worked hard to create that perfect sign.
But as good as your displays might look during the day, you need the right lighting to do it justice after dark. You need something to help you stand out (in a good way)!
That’s where outdoor LED display lights come in…
When designing the lighting scheme for the exterior of your business, display lights are arguably the most important element. They attract customers to your business like, well, moths to a really bright light. Continue reading
Did you know that wattage isn’t an accurate measure of a light’s brightness? When incandescent lights were our only option, it was pretty easy to guess how bright a light bulb would be just given its wattage. Now, with all the new, efficient light sources to choose from, it doesn’t work that way.
Wattage is the measure of how much energy a light uses, not how bright it is. Since LEDs use much less energy to generate the same amount of light as an incandescent, trying to judge their brightness by wattage is fruitless and confusing.
To determine your LED display light’s brightness, look for how many lumens it produces. A lumen is the actual unit of measurement that describes how much light a light source provides. Continue reading
A customer recently asked: Will LED display lights work to light a piece of art from 15 feet away?
This seemed like just the thing to address in today’s blog post.
The short answer is yes, LED display lights can light an object from that far away. LEDs can be just as bright as other display light sources, and therefore can light objects from just as far away. They might even do a better job, since LED lights in general are more directional. You can aim the light to just where you want it.
However, to know how your LED display light will work from far away, there’s one factor you have to pay attention to: beam spread.
Do you require a focused spotlight beam or a wide floodlight beam? Continue reading
If you’re looking for a versatile LED display light that you can use as a battery operated device or plug in when electricity is available, you don’t have to look any further.
When you opt for a light like this LED Battery Operated MR16 Spot Fixed Arm Wall Clamp Display Light and use it with a Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, you can operate the light via the pack, or plug in the smart charger to an electrical source and operate the lights that way.
This can come in handy when you need to operate the lights in different, variable locations – for art show displays, temporary museum displays, or trade shows.
If you frequently change your displays, or travel with display lights to different trade shows or exhibitions, you don’t want them to weigh you down.
LED display lights are unquestionably durable, but does that make them heavy duty?
You’ll be happy to learn that on average, an LED display light ways less than 2 pounds. This means you don’t have to worry about the hassle of carrying heavy lights from place to place. With LEDs, you can use your energy to deal with more important things.
Since LED display lights aren’t heavy, they’re also easy to install and position in the exact way you want.
Lighting can make or break your retail display. The right kind of lighting will attract customers to your store, help you establish your brand, and make your products memorable.
To help inspire you in your quest to use light to fashion your own creative displays, I’ve put together a list of 3 awesome display windows I’ve spotted on Pinterest.
So, without further ado, here they are…
1. Harvey Nichols in London
Image via TheWindowDisplayBlog.com
I really appreciate the soft downlights in various hues used to flatter the swimwear in this display, but what’s especially remarkable is how that twisted light literally connects one look to the next! Continue reading