When you think about going out to a restaurant, your main concern is probably the food. However, decor and lighting also play a large role in whether or not your restaurant will be one of the most popular places in town, and as such, it’s important that you take this into consideration when designing the lighting for your restaurant. Luckily, if you live in the Alberta area, the experts at Current Group can provide you with expert tips and advice on how to design the lighting for your restaurant. With years of experience, our team has seen it all, and we specialize in a variety of electrical design and installation ranging from industrial and commercial electrical to residential applications. When you need electrical contractors that you can trust to get the job done right the very first time, then you need Current Group — call today!
Designing the lighting for your restaurant may seem simple and straightforward, but there are many things that you will need to consider in order to get the lighting just right. In part one of this multi-part series, we gave you a few tips on how to choose the color temperature of your lighting and how to light for certain meals. In part two, we will provide you with a few more tips on how to get the most out of your lighting design for your restaurant.
Customize Lighting for Your Space
It’s important to remember that lighting is not one-size-fits-all. You may feel inspired by the lighting of your favorite establishment, but that doesn’t mean that it will look good in your unique restaurant. When designing the lighting, it’s important to keep in mind the space, target audience, and concept. For example, if you are trying to create a romantic restaurant for couples, you wouldn’t want to add bright spotlights on every table. Additionally, you will want to keep in mind the amount of space that you are working with. A smaller restaurant can probably get away with a small light on every table, whereas a larger restaurant may want to consider lighting individual rooms or areas.
Don’t be Afraid to Layer!
As you begin to design the lighting for your restaurant, you may discover that layering is the best way to achieve the outcome you desire. The first layer you will need to worry about is the ambiance. This will be your main source of light for your restaurant and may involve flush ceiling lights or soft pendant lights. Next, you will want to focus on task lighting. Think about the areas where people will need the most light to see. You will probably want to add task lighting to the kitchen or around the cash register. Depending on the concept of your restaurant, you may decide to add some extra lighting to each of the tables. Accent lighting will also come into play if there are unique architectural features of your restaurant or unique artwork. From there, the rest of the lighting design is up to you!
Get Advice From Current Group!
We hope that these tips give you an idea of how you want to design the lighting for your restaurant. If you’re not sure where to begin, the expert electrical contractors at Current Group can give you tips and tricks to help you choose the best lighting for your restaurant. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact Current Group today!