lighting layout

Indoor & Outdoor Lighting layout Tools

Lighting layouts should be easy… so we’ve made it that way. Through this user-friendly tool, you can easily model a fixture‘s light output or create a custom layout in just minutes!

Although lighting is one of the easiest areas of a display to control and to implement, it is often one of the most overlooked aspects of merchandising. The good news is that retailers are recognizing the role of attractive and strategic lighting design in merchandising, and are integrating professionally designed lighting systems into their sales areas.

Effective lighting doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, it is something you can design yourself. The following guidelines should help you light up your store and your sales.

Function is key Function is the most important consideration when designing a lighting layout. Several questions must be considered for each section of the store:

What type of merchandise will be sold in this area of the floor? Is this a sale item or featured item, or is it a traditionally slow-moving item? How does sunlight affect the day and evening lighting requirements? What lighting control systems would enhance overall selling space and highlighted displays?

Indoor Lighting Layout Tool

Model a fixture’s light output in a custom-sized room

Calculate the number & layout of fixtures needed to reach a target level of illumination

Generate a clean, detailed & printable summary

Outdoor Lighting Layout Tool

Model a fixture’s light output based on mounting height, orientation, placement & tilt

Create a photometric layout for the selected fixture

Generate a clean, detailed & printable summary

LED Lighting Layout Calculator

How bright will your space be after you convert to LED Lighting​? That’s a great question. No one wants to spend money on a LED lighting conversion project only to find out the room isn’t bright enough. Or too bright. Saving money is one thing. Ending up with the right results is just as important when upgrading to LED lights.

So, how can you make sure the light you choose will be the right choice? How many watts? How many lumens? What optics should you use? It’s hard to look at a cutsheet and determine unequivocally that this is the perfect light for the job.

Lighting Photometrics

Fortunately, there are lighting calculations that can be done to give you a relatively great representation of what the lights will look like before you buy. The software Razorlux uses to models interior and exterior spaces utilizing different types of light sources, different configurations (rows/columns of lights) and optics. 

For example, if you have high ceilings, you might want to consider a lower angle optic to put the light on the ground, and less on the walls. Lighting calculations can model all of this for you.

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