The light in a shopping centre should create a comfortable atmosphere. This environment needs to support both the needs of costumers as well as support the experience of the architecture.
Lighting designers and architects
play an important role in selecting the correct
luminaires to enhance the architectural features;
to create a lighting effect that is appropriate for a specific area; and for specific applications. Lighting
has moved from being merely a functional element
to becoming more of a design element that gives
functionality and, incidentally, it is here that LEDs
come into their own.” In general corridor lighting in malls there is a move away from downlighters only.
Architects are making more use of natural light and incorporating suspended fittings into the interior design of the structures. Visitors to the mall want an experience when they arrive and here light plays an important part in enhancing the overall effect for shoppers. Back lit translucent stretch ceilings with exciting
and eye-catching designs offer functional light but create interesting effects and these are being used
more frequently in malls.
WALKWAYS, PASSAGES, AMENITIES
Balance light levels to make sure customers feel comfortable, stay longer, and buy more.
Food courts and common areas that feel
The lighting in basement parking should create a sense of space and allow for an increase in the feeling of safety.