Commercial Lighting Guide
Building Code of Australia
The Building Code of Australia has regulations governing energy consumption by lighting, per square metre. All lighting schemes should ensure they consider these regulations, and the Australian Building Codes Board website has a calculator to help you check your compliance:
Government Rebates for Commercial LED Lighting
A number of Government schemes are available to help subsidise the cost of replacing halogen lighting with more energy- and cost-efficient LED alternatives. These vary by territory, so the scheme available to you will depend on your location. You can find more information on rebates on the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy website: www.energy.gov.au.
Types Of Projects
Colour Rendering Index
The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) works on a scale from 1 to 100. The term colour rendering refers to how a light source affects the way is colour is seen by the human eye, and how colour variations and shade are interpreted.
A high CRI level – ideally higher than 90 for optimum results – means that the lighting source will more accurately represent the true colours of an object. The CRI level is always an important consideration for commercial lighting projects, but even more so in settings such as art galleries and retail stores.
Using low-CRI lighting in a clothing store, for example, could leave products looking dull and washed out, whereas a high CRI level will ensure they are vibrant.
Track Lighting Series
LED track lighting is suitable for a wide range of commercial and residential applications, making it one of the most flexible and adaptable lighting products available.
Track lighting systems are an ideal choice for retail shops, showrooms, art galleries, offices and industrial settings. Light concentration can easily be adjusted to suit individual needs and create dynamic spaces.
Tracks are available in straight lengths of 1, 2, or 3 metres. They’re easy to customise and can be combined to create configurations such as squares, triangles, rectangles and U shapes. LED track lights clip into the tracks offering maximum versatility.
There are several mounting options available, including recessed, surface mounted, and suspended via wires using suspension kits. The choice of mounting adds greatly to the overall look and feel of commercial and industrial setups, and we can offer advice on the best design for offices, showrooms, art galleries, and many other commercial applications.
Linear Lighting Series
The simple, elegant design of linear lighting provides an excellent aesthetic and architectural appeal. They’re suitable for a variety of commercial applications such as offices, retail spaces, shopping centres, hotels and universities.
These lights are highly customisable and easy to install. They’re available in standard lengths of 1.5 and 3 metres, but can be shortened to any length to suit every customer’s needs. They easily blend into their surroundings and can be finished any colour to suit a business’s particular branding or interior design.
There are several mounting options available depending on the height and type of ceiling. Surface mounting is a common approach and involves installing the lights directly onto the ceiling. Suspended mounting is suitable for high ceilings or to bring lighting closer to the floor. Recessed lighting which is flush to the ceiling tends to be less common but can be suitable for spaces such as retail stores.
High Bay Lighting
High bay lighting is often used in commercial and industrial settings with very high ceilings, such as factories, warehouses or gyms. In these vast environments, lighting needs to cover a large vertical as well as horizontal space.
These very powerful lights are typically suspended from ceilings and provide clear, uniform lighting with little glare. Using LED high bay lighting can improve energy efficiency, offer a better lighting quality and also reduce maintenance requirements, given their long lifespan.