Giving the customer a pleasant feeling is not just about customer-friendly service. The general lighting also plays a role. A minimum light level is needed to give the customer a comfortable feeling. Sufficient general light makes them feel safe. They feel at ease in exploring the shop and walking around. The general lighting fills the dark spaces, as it were, between accent lighting, task lighting and decorative lighting.
General lighting as mood setter
Think in advance about what atmosphere you want to create. The colour temperature of the general lighting largely determines the atmosphere. A warm, soft light makes the customer feel relaxed. A cooler light gives a sense of action and is, for example, particularly suitable for sports shops.
Natural light versus general lighting
If a lot of daylight enters your shop, you benefit from a system where the general lighting is linked to the incoming light. The more natural light there is, the less artificial light you need. Daylight control systems are a solution for this.
Fixtures for general lighting
With general lighting we often think of recessed spots but nowadays you have much more choice. For general lighting, decorative fixtures are also available. With these you can make something unique from your shop. (photo with planet vs photo recessed fixtures). Custom solutions can also be an option.