What Type of Interior Lighting is Right For Your Business?

You’ve spent plenty of time planning how you want the interior of your business to look, but have you considered how it will be lit? The type of lighting you choose can dramatically alter the appearance of any room. There are four common types of lights that you might use in different situations.

Incandescent: This traditional variety of light bulbs was first invented in the 1800s, and is still common in many homes today. They are relatively inexpensive and usually give off a warmer color. However, they are not very energy efficient when compared with other light sources, and they typically have a short lifespan.

Applications: This type of light bulb is best used in smaller lamps, or where you desire to create a warmer atmosphere, such as in a restaurant dining room.

Fluorescent: These bulbs come in various shapes and sizes, and typically use about 30% less energy than incandescent lamps and last several times longer, making them a more cost-effective choice in many settings. They give off a cooler color than incandescent lamps.

Applications: These bulbs are often the go-to choice for illuminating large spaces like offices and warehouses.

Neon: Neon light is created when an electric current is passed through an evacuated tube filled with a small amount of inert gas. Neon gives off a soft, colorful glow that varies depending on the type of glass used. The disadvantage is that the lights are very fragile and they cannot be repaired once broken.

Applications: Neon lighting is primarily used to create signs.

LED: Light Emitting Diode (commonly referred to as LED) lighting is an increasingly popular choice that has a wide variety of uses. LEDs last longer than both incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, and they also use far less energy. Another benefit is that they remain relatively cool to the touch.

Applications: LED is an excellent choice for accent lighting, and is available in a full spectrum of colors. It can also be used to create dynamic signage.

Whatever your lighting needs are, MRC Signs, your preferred sign company in Philadelphia, PA, can assist you. We install both indoor and outdoor lighting, and can even retrofit lights to work with the current interior of your business. For business signs in Philly, as well as all your lighting and electrical needs, give us a call today!