Assignment: Visit your local lighting store. An independent retailer such as Lofing’s, Holbrecht Lighting, Ferguson and Lamp’s Plus are a few in Sacramento. Please DO NOT go to Home Depot/Lowe’s big box stores. Write a summary 2 page summary of your visit and photo preserve your lighting choices.
Document what business you visited, the location and time of day you went in.
- Walk the showroom floor (looking up-lol) and observe the various types of lighting offered.
- You are there to source and see lighting you have specified in 4 of the spaces from last weeks floor plan.
- Speak with the salesperson for details of your selection.
- Does the luminaire selected have the light output required for the area being lighted?
- What type of lamp (bulb) is required for use? compact fl. incandescent, LED, halogen, etc
- Are the luminaires energy efficient?
- Are you able to use dimmers with your selections? If so, what type?
- What are the newest products on the market?
- Do they offer a lighting designer to assist planning?
- Take photos of each light source for each room.
- Price all lighting selected pieces.
- How helpful were the sales associates?
- How knowledgeable were they?
- Do they have a certified lighting designer on staff?
- Do the offer commercial grade lighting?