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Apartment Lighting

High-quality and up-to-date apartment lighting is critical for compliance with regional requirements and ensuring tenant safety. Apartment building managers must keep current with lighting in order to increase revenue through energy savings, keep current residents happy, and attract new residents. Making use of natural light and properly illuminating dark areas like stairwells and hallways can transform an existing apartment building. Working with a professional lighting specialist to plan your new construction is always advised. Similarly, lighting specialists are essential when it comes to turn-key lighting projects.

Key Factors in Planning Apartment Lighting

Our approach to premier lighting solutions at your apartment complex is unique to each property and customer. Our lighting specialists work with an array of customer types including apartment renovators, property managers, building engineers, and owners. During our onsite assessment, our specialist will look for:
What is the condition and cleanliness of your fixtures? Are they pleasing to the eye?

Design &
Aesthetics

What is the condition and cleanliness of your fixtures? Are they pleasing to the eye?
Are there dark corners or below ground levels that aren’t receiving enough light?

Illuminate
Shadows

Are there dark corners or below ground levels that aren’t receiving enough light?
As we walk the hallways, are they properly and consistently illuminated?

Balanced Light
Levels

As we walk the hallways, are they properly and consistently illuminated?

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    Pillars of a Success – Apartment Lighting

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    Pillar 1: Optimal Lighting

    Apartment complexes may have numerous common areas, both interior and exterior. Attention to lighting details is required in all situations. Optimal lighting can make paint colors vibrant, create a soothing welcome upon entering, and brighten intimidating basement storage areas. Lighting carries a lot of responsibility

    Pillar 2: Energy Efficiency

    Upgrading your existing apartment lights to LED fixtures is a great way to reduce energy costs. It is estimated that by 2035, LED lighting will have saved around $890 billion in avoided energy costs. They last longer, provide high-quality illumination, and do not use heat or mercury, making them a safer choice. Sensors and dimmers can be used to ensure that lights are being used, and at the right level, when necessary, which is especially convenient for areas like stairwells.

    Pillar 3: Reduced Operations Costs

    Long-lasting LED eliminates the amount of lamp changes needed. Lifts and special equipment can also be minimized which is another huge savings that’s avoided.

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    Apartment Turn-Key Projects

    Apartment lighting needs vary based on a range of factors, such as the type of building. We offer turn-key lighting for the many different building styles, including high-rise, garden, and boutique. Apartment areas that can benefit from a lighting specialist partnership are:
    • Lobbies
    • Individual Units
    • Hallways
    • Stairwells
    • Elevators
    • Restrooms
    • Parking Areas
    • Exteriors

    Professionally Installed Lighting Fixtures Are Essential To Creating A Welcoming Environment

    Tenants want to feel safe in their apartment homes, and ensuring clear illumination is critical to that feeling. Additionally, poorly lit areas can contribute to the occurrence of crime, especially in hallways and outdoor areas. Apartment building owners should be able to guarantee well-lit parking lots and other exterior areas in order to reduce hazards associated with crime and accidents.

    Outfitting units with modern LED fixtures may also make units more attractive to potential tenants.

    Professionally Installed Lighting Fixtures Are Essential To Creating A Welcoming Environment

    Tenants want to feel safe in their apartment homes, and ensuring clear illumination is critical to that feeling. Additionally, poorly lit areas can contribute to the occurrence of crime, especially in hallways and outdoor areas. Apartment building owners should be able to guarantee well-lit parking lots and other exterior areas in order to reduce hazards associated with crime and accidents.

    Outfitting units with modern LED fixtures may also make units more attractive to potential tenants.

    Life Safety

    Are emergency lights required at your high-rise apartment complex? How does your building handle smoke alarms and who is in charge? Emergency lights should be tested every year and updated accordingly. Exit signs should be reviewed, as well.

    At Bay Lighting, we work with apartment buildings of all sizes to identify the necessary light fixtures and accomplish energy-savings goals. We conduct on-site assessments in order to develop installation plans that will cause minimal interference to your schedule and those of your tenants.

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    Bright Ideas Blog

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    March 7, 2023
    Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator. Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
    February 4, 2023
    There are many building codes, electrical codes, and emergency standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state and local regulations, and others that provide lighting guidelines and requirements for commercial and similar properties. These include for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and emergency lighting.

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