Options for Commercial Lighting Fixtures
Best Professional Lighting Manufacturers
A well-designed interior lighting scheme is essential to a successful overall interior design for a project. The selection and placement of interior lighting fixtures depends on the use of the space, budget, sustainability goals, and aesthetics, as well as a variety of factors that an interior designer or architect must keep in mind while planning for a project. There are many types of light fixtures, including recessed lighting, pendant fixtures, task lighting, and floor lamps.
Lighting requirements vary extensively by project type. For example, a commercial office space will often require even overhead lighting and—ideally, ample natural lighting—supplemented by task lighting fixtures that can be adjusted to meet the needs of individual employees. A retail space, on the other hand, requires lighting that is closely tailored to the design of displays to draw attention to the merchandise for sale. A restaurant or hotel might seek more ambient lighting that allows patrons to relax and focus on one another. On the other end of the commercial interior design spectrum, a healthcare interior requires a very highly specialized lighting design to aid doctors and staff in performing complex procedures.
Top commercial interior lighting manufacturers include Philips/Lightolier, Artemide, Focal Point, Lithonia Lighting, Cooper, Louis Poulsen, Zumtobel, Boyd Lighting, Visa, Flos, and Juno Lighting. Contract magazine regularly features the latest in commercial lighting fixtures on the pages of our issues and here on our website. Check back frequently to learn about the best and newest fixtures on the market that you can specify for your projects.