To enhance shoppers’ experience, retailers often use different lighting treatments for each of their departments; this can greatly impact the penetration of daylight and electric lighting.
The “best-practices” approach of dimming gives a seamless integration between the skylights and the electric lighting, allowing some lights to be dimmed without distracting shoppers. After store hours, lighting levels are reduced to those needed for cleaning and stocking. Non daylit zones are controlled with a different strategy but are included within the digital lighting controls to ensure lights are off after hours.
Distributed controls are what accommodate these separate treatments, and LC&D’s free remote programming allows for easy adjustments to ensure proper lighting levels.