How to Save Money By Installing Your Own Commercial Lighting System

How to Save Money By Installing Your Own Commercial Lighting System

Installing your own commercial lighting system can seem daunting, but it can save your business a lot of money in the long run. With some planning and basic electrical skills, you can safely and successfully install new lighting in your commercial space.

Assessing Your Lighting Needs

The first step is to assess your lighting needs.

Once you know your lighting requirements, you can determine the types of commercial fixtures and bulbs needed.

Choosing Fixtures and Bulbs

Some key factors to consider when selecting commercial lighting include:



Get samples and test different fixtures and bulbs together before purchasing everything to ensure you get the desired ambiance.

Planning the Installation

Careful planning makes the installation process go smoothly.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these key steps to safely install your new commercial lighting:

1. Mount Fixtures

Use the detailed plans to mark exact installation points on the ceiling or walls. Follow individual fixture instructions for mounting each base securely.

2. Connect Wiring

Run wires from junction boxes through conduit to each fixture base. Connect the wires from the fixtures to the incoming power wires using wire nuts. Ensure all connections are tight and secure.

3. Install Bulbs and Covers

Put in the type of bulbs needed for each fixture. Attach any diffuser panels, lenses or other covers. Screw them in securely.

4. Turn Power Back On

Flip the breaker back on. Check that all fixtures are illuminated and functioning. Make any final adjustments if needed.

5. Configure Dimming and Controls

Program any lighting control systems and dimmers according to your needs. Group fixtures into zones and test functionality.

And that's it! Taking a methodical approach to planning and installation will get your new commercial lighting up and running smoothly. Just be sure to follow all electrical safety guidelines, get help if needed, and take time to do it right. The energy savings and great lighting will make the effort worthwhile. Let me know if you have any other questions!