Why Do Supermarkets Use Bright Lights?
Proper and efficient lighting is key for many businesses, and supermarkets are a good example of how lighting can both make products look more attractive and preserve them properly. That's why LED lights are the best choice.
The supermarket's size and needs require a lot of artificial light. With this in mind, its managers will need the best quality/price ratio for their lighting systems to achieve greater energy efficiency and savings in power consumption.
As we have already seen, LED lights are different from other bulbs in every way. They consume 80% less electricity than regular incandescent bulbs and do not emit heat, UVA, or infrared light. This facilitates optimal preservation of all products in the supermarket, especially fruits, vegetables, and fresh meat or fish sections.
LED lamps are also ideal for lighting the exterior, parking lots, elevators in large sales areas, or for illuminating signs.
Clear and bright lighting creates a fresh, clean and attractive shopping atmosphere in supermarkets while allowing customers to clearly see all the details of the products: price, label, ingredients, nutritional value, color, and appearance. This is a very important point for consumers.
In addition, the many colors and shapes of LED lights contribute to the decorative aesthetic, which is also important in supermarkets.
How long do LED lights last and how do they work?
LED lights are much more efficient at converting energy into light. Their operation is based on a diode: a two-pipe electronic component that allows energy to flow through it in one direction. As the electrons pass through this type of semiconductor, they turn into light.
As for duration, the life of an ordinary light bulb is about 5,000 hours, while LEDs last more than 100,000 hours. For all these reasons, LED technology is already well established in a variety of homes and businesses. But now let's look at the benefits of installing it in supermarkets.
Benefits of LED lights in supermarkets
We've already seen one of the most important benefits: they consume less power compared to traditional bulbs and CFL bulbs.
It's a technology that doesn't degrade by being constantly turned on and off, which doesn't affect its performance, and the bulbs have higher durability. This means significant savings in the short and long term on maintenance and spare parts for the lamp itself, as well as on annual electricity bills.
A good supermarket lighting program is essential to make the most of the product and ensure that this is reflected in the sale. It is important to avoid too much light and to choose the wrong light source. It is well known that an important part of a supermarket's success is its image and LED lights contribute to this in a very positive way.
Did you know that color is one of the most persuasive factors when it comes to buying fresh products? Good color provides a suggestive image that can be consumed straight away. Then it goes straight to the cart!
On top of that, the fact that LED lights provide high-quality artificial light. They do not get hot and therefore do not emit heat: almost all the energy is used to produce light. Therefore, installing them in the refrigerator helps avoid food spoilage and facilitates preservation. At the same time, the fact that the lights do not emit heat translates into savings for air conditioning.
"It's a technology that doesn't suffer from the constant switching on and off that affects its performance, and the bulbs offer greater durability."
LED lamps do not contain highly polluting elements such as mercury or tungsten, which are difficult to remove. And because they last eight times longer than conventional lights, the earth produces less waste.
LED light type according to the product
There are different models of LED lights depending on the size, color, or intensity of the light. LED strips and ceiling lights are perfect for large department stores because they can illuminate almost any area, such as furniture or shelves.
"There are different models of LED lights depending on the size, color, or intensity of the light."
Supermarkets have several lighting points: including entrances and exits in the parking lot, general lighting in the aisles, or more focused lighting on each shelf or island. Each section also has recommendations.
Fruits and vegetables need more concentrated and warmer light for natural colors, while white, clear light is best in the bakery and pastry sections. There are also specific recommendations for each type of meat or fish. For red meat, warm colors are best, and for white meat, it should always be displayed under cool white light.
Fish, found on counters with lots of ice, is best illuminated with cool white light because its reflection on crushed ice makes the fish look fresher, juicier, and more flavorful.
Where to Buy Supermarket Lighting?
Just as you keep up with current food trends, so should your grocery store. LED lighting helps make grocery stores bright, efficient, crisp, and well-displayed. Need help with supermarket lighting? Contact Powerstar today to see how we can help you brighten up your supermarket!
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