LED Lights for Convenience Stores
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Bright lighting is a must in convenience stores as well as supermarkets to corner shops. Lighting plays an important role as it enhances the customer experience. It entices the customer, motivating them to make routine and impulse purchases.
LED convenience store lights will customize your store and reinforce your brand image. They will do all this while saving your energy and lowering your electric bill.
Convenience Store Lighting
The lighting needs of a convenience store may vary based on its type and location. Yet, some aspects are standard since the layout is much the same. When it comes to finding the right lighting for your convenience store, focus on the main areas.
On advertising your business, the lighting you use here is the most important. It can determine whether customers choose to shop at your store and not a competitor's. If the canopy outside has poor light, customers will not want to pump gas at night for security reasons.
They not only fear their safety, they think the business isn't concerned either. The outdoor canopy should have LED high bays that deliver bright, wide-scope light. Lights with photo sensors are best for this location. They'll go on and off based on the ambient natural light.
The signage is important. It directs shoppers to your business and helps draw attention to your location. For the signage, the lights used must be bright and powerful. LED lights are the best option for this area for several reasons. For starters, they offer superior brightness so customers will see it from a distance.
Second, they have cooler operating temperatures and work well no matter the weather. These lights are an energy-saving, cost-efficient lighting solution. And unlike high intensity discharge lights, they do not have a warm up time and are longer lasting.
For these two areas, the element of safety is very important. The lights used here must provide security, making shoppers to feel safe. When parking lots and walkways are well lit, there's fewer crime as well as personal accidents.
In parking lots, LED lights must be high power and withstand harsh weather without damage. Walkways can be lit up in different ways. Wall-pack lights can go together with accent lights to enhance the beauty of the space.
Semi cutoff or full cutoff wall-packs are recommended to cut light pollution. Parking lots and walkway fixtures must be well gasketed, have the right IK and IP rating, and be UL listed for wet locations. This ensures they withstand all weather conditions with no form of damage.
The lights used in the inner part of the convenience store must be bright but not harsh. Studies show that stores with better lighting make shoppers feel happy about spending. It's obvious this leads to more sales. But, customers may not stay long in poor lit stores. As the product displays don't entice them and may create eye strain.
The ceiling will determine the specific lights used. The lights can instal on the surface, suspended, or mounted using pendants.
This is the area where employees recieve deliveries and take out trash. It also serves as an exit for employees at the end of their shifts. Vapor tight lighting fixtures are recommended for this area. Mounted direct above the door.
Exposure to water, dust, and humidity is likely for these indoor and outdoors lights. The lights have metal cages for extra protection. And when it comes to outdoor lighting, the stronger the better.
Types of LED Lights We Offer
LED panel-lights are lighting fixtures that replace traditional fluorescent ceiling lights. They're the best option for an indoors as they allow enhanced lighting conditions. Most LED panel-lights feature a lightweight aluminum frame with 3 internal layers. The frame is one of the most important parts as it helps prevent light leakage.
The three layers inside are usually a diffuser, a light guide plate, and LED chips. The work of the diffuser is to distribute the light generated by the LEDs even across the surface. LED panel-lights also feature heat sinks that dissipate heat.
LED Magnetic-Strip Retrofit Kits
LED magnetic-strips replace linear lighting and gets rid of the need for ballasts and tombstones. They eradicate the need to wire energy to tombstones. These lights replace fluorescent lamps quick and offer bright long-lasting light.
They replace fluorescents in troffer lights.The lights and drivers have magnetic backing. Allowing you to stick them to the metallic interiors of the lighting fixtures. No tools, sockets, or screws are required.
Compared to LED tubes, LED strips are easier to install. Instead of connecting the wiring to individual sockets, you wire the energy to the driver. To connect the strips, you plug them into the driver using quick-connect cables. For a 4-light fixture, you would wire four sockets for LED tubes. Now you wire one driver for LED magnetic-strip lights.
These lights are the fastest and easiest fluorescent troffer replacements on the market. Irrespective of the ballast, how many tubes, or size. Magnetic LED strip lights are simple and a complete retrofit solution for the troffers in your convenience store. Running on energy-efficient, state-of-the-art, and long-lasting LED technology.
LED Wallpack lights, also called exterior building lights, instal on the exterior walls. They illuminate the areas next to buildings where vehicles and pedestrians frequent. Wall-pack lights install on walkways, driveways, and streets next to buildings and mount on lighting poles.
The main role is to make exteriors safe by producing enough light. They are also used in the beautification of exteriors. Some wall-pack lights feature unique, modern designs. They can light up outdoor spaces and add natural detailing.
LED shoebox-lights are rectangular shaped like a shoebox, normally used in parking lots. The lights come in a myriad of wattages, ranging from 50 to 600 watts. They can produce more than 80,000 lumens, illuminating a parking lot.
The biggest benefit of these lights is that they fill up large areas with bright, even lighting. Since they are in areas where safety and security are paramount, they enable security.
LED shoebox-lights make perfect replacements for HID shoebox and area lights. They offer up to 75% energy savings. You save thousands of dollars you would have spent on maintenance for HID lamps. This includes bulb and ballast replacements.
Why is LED Store Lighting Better?
LED is Perfect for Cold Food Storage
Although stores use fluorescents, they're not as good as LED lights for freezers and refrigerators. Cold temperatures usually cause the mercury vapor pressure inside fluorescent lamps to drop. This results in lower light output. The light production of the lamps can decrease by as much as 25%.
These traditional bulbs don't work well in cold environments. Because they need a lot of heat to produce enough light. In a cold storage environment, fluorescent lamps may take longer to turn on and may also emit a lot of heat. The high heat may make employees lower the cold storage temperature even more. This results in more energy usage to balance out the heat produced by the lights.
LEDs work excellent in cold environments. They need very little heat to produce light and also produce minimal heat. While metal halides produce a lot of heat, as much as 300 degrees, LEDs only generate heat in the 120-degree range. By installing LED lights, your cold storage system won't have to work as hard to lower the heat. This saves you more money in the process.
No question about it, LED lights improve the color of food. Meats that look discolored, but are still fresh, can turn off people from buying. With bright LED lights, there is no need to worry as everything looks fresh.
Fresh produce like fruits and vegetables also look better under LED lights. If you want to draw attention to specific types of produce, use LEDs with special optics to boost the color spectrum.
Some convenience stores still use fluorescent lamps, but the lights are dangerous. In case these tubes crack or drop, the people in the convenience store will be exposed to mercury and fumes.
LED lights are very well built and can drop and not crack. With LEDs, you won't have to worry about replacing them for years. And when you finally do, you won’t worry about the danger that comes with dropping them.
LED lights with occupancy sensors are perfect for cold food storage. They help save the convenience store more money. When you pair traditional bulbs with occupancy sensors, the lifespan may be affected. It takes them more time and energy to warm up and switch on. But with LEDs, occupancy sensors may actually increase their lifespan. And because of their instant-on ability, they ensure an area lightss only when it needs to be.