Spoiler Alert the answer is YES
10 reasons that your Bar or Restaurant needs LED Lights
Not to state the obvious but if you cant get the food and service right LED technology is the least of your problems. So I am going to assume that you at least have a good grasp of the basics with your establishment – most places do. To set yourself apart you need to create an x-factor, something that is so good that it will make people want to return and bring all their friends and their friend’s friends. Lighting alone can not do this but get this wrong at your peril and you will pay the price.
Are you being consistent with your operations?. Can you rely on management to set the right tone at the right time? When I owned my own bars my pet peeve was walking in at 7 pm and seeing that the lights were in full brightness from the day shift. My customers are there to relax after a long day at work and its hard to relax when there is a harsh spotlight shining right down on you. Our LED technology with the right control system allows for subtle dimming at the appropriate times. We transition our dimming percentage over a 15-30 second period at predetermined times so your customer notices nothing but the good time they are having.
One of the quirks of us humans is we love consistency and crave variety. LED technology to the rescue again. Every October thousands of establishments run events to bring awareness to breast cancer that is affecting us throughout the country. We all know the color of October is pink – We also know St Patricks Day in Green – Thanksgiving Orange etc. Installing the proper lighting system allows you to change with the seasons and represent your establishment as more than just another restaurant in the area.
4. Stand Out.
Don’t be just another building that people drive by every day without seeing you amongst all the other buildings on the street. Use LED technology to set yourself apart. You can be as simple or complex with your outdoor lighting as you want but it’s very important to highlight the features of your exterior in the theme of your restaurant. Speaking of themes see point number 3 above.
5. Save Money
This one might raise a few eyebrows – but a properly designed, well thought out and professionally installed LED lighting plan will save you a lot of money. Remember you do need lights and no matter what system you install it will cost you money, doesn’t it make sense to go the option that has the least maintenance and most flexibility of all the options out there?
LED technology is not maintenance-free. As with any other thing in this world ( including us humans ), there is upkeep and replacements in some cases. With that been said, when a properly installed lighting package is in place the maintenance, replacements, and upkeep will be kept at a minimum. At Smart LED Concepts we absolutely pride ourselves on our quality of products and install. Our team of licensed experts focuses on one thing – client satisfaction above all else.
It is unfortunate to say but our lights have outlasted some of the businesses that we have installed them into. We use commercial grade, tried and tested technology – proven in the industry with our installs. How many times have you been to a bar or restaurant and seen a random light burned out? What does that tell you about the establishment, does it seem to you that they are a well-run organization that you want to spend your hard-earned cash in? Can you afford for your customers to think that of you?
8. Lower Your Bills.
You know that feeling, you have had a quite month or two. It’s out of season, everybody is on vacation spending their money at some bar on the other coast. whats worse they stopped spending money two weeks before they left and they will be broke when they return. Then you get bill from the electric company – if you were smart, you made the right decision and installed LED technology from the beginning and your a/c did not pull as much because it was not fighting the heat from traditional lights and your smart dimming system kept even your energy-conscious LED lights from pulling much electricity. Be smart and don’t give your very hard-earned money to the utility companies.
9. Customers Will Stay Longer
The right lighting system will relax your customer and make them feel comfortable. Imagine if you will sitting an office or classroom all day underneath the flicker of regular fluorescent tube lights. You might not realize at a conscious level the effect that it is having on you but subconsciously it is registering. Now put your self into relax mode at a bar or restaurant but keep the same flicker from similar lights – you might not know why you didn’t enjoy your night and had to leave early but chances are a poor design plan will have something to do with it. A happy customer is a return customer.
10. Use the Shadows.
One of the nice things about LED technology is being able to direct the light wherever you want it. Use different lenses with different beam angles to highlight whatever you want. At one time all you could do was plug in a light and let it shine on anything and everything with no regard for design or aesthetics. Use light sparingly to great effect ask the experts (us:) and see your dream come to life.
We know what we are doing when it comes to LED technology – you know what you are doing when it comes to running a restaurant, let’s get together and create something great.