There’s nothing like going out to dinner at your favorite restaurant, but what sets that restaurant apart from all the other restaurants in town? Is it the food? Is it the appearance? Typically, the most popular restaurants encompass a combination of both. That being said, one element that is often overlooked when designing the decor and aesthetic of a restaurant is the lighting. Great lighting can transform your restaurant and make it a destination, especially if you plan on serving mouth-watering food. In part one of this multi-part series, we will give you a few tips on how to maximize the lighting in your restaurant while still capturing the desired appeal.

If you’re just getting started with planning your restaurant, then you may be at a loss of where to begin with planning your lighting. Luckily, the experts at Current Group in Alberta have the solution! We are proud to offer our electrical services to the residents of Alberta. Whether you’re in need of electrical supply, wiring, or lighting and design work, we’ve got you covered. With years of experience and personalized service, when you need electrical contractors that you can trust, call Current Group!

Do Research on Color Temperature

Have you ever noticed that some restaurants have warmer lighting while others are very bright and bold? These difference have a lot to do with the color temperature of the lights the owner has chosen. You may have noticed from buying light bulbs for your own home that different lights come in a variety of colors. For example, you may choose a very white light for areas like the kitchen, whereas for the den you may choose a more yellow tone. The same sort of choices apply to your restaurant. With that in mind, the first thing you want to think about before you choose the lighting for your restaurant is what kind of atmosphere you want to achieve. Will your restaurant be bright and cheery, or do you want to create a more romantic destination? Once you have decided what kind of atmosphere you want to create in your restaurant, you can do research on color temperature and how best to achieve your goal with the lighting you choose.

Lighting by Meals

In addition to thinking about the color temperature, you will also need to consider how to light your restaurant for the types of meals that you wish to serve. For example, if you’re planning on opening a restaurant that serves breakfast, you may want to consider brighter lights in addition to more natural lighting so that your customers can wake up and read the morning paper. Dinner, on the other hand, typically calls for more ambient lighting. If you plan on serving meals all day, you may want to find a way to change the lighting according to the time of day, or you can work with the professionals to find a type of lighting that works all day!

Hopefully, the tips listed above give you a better idea of how to light your restaurant. If you’re not sure how to start planning the lighting for your restaurant, the expert electrical contractors at Current Group can give you a hand! To learn more about our extensive electrical lighting and design services, contact us today, and in the meantime, keep an eye out for part two of this multi-part series.

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