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LG17 stands for Lighting Guide 17: Lighting for retail premises (2018)

There are many ways to illuminate a retail space and this guide, issued by the Society of Light and Lighting, discusses the various techniques with the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also covers daylight contribution and the ways it should be considered in the lighting design.

The lit environment for retail has many functions, highlighting merchandise to encourage sales is at the forefront but it must also provide a safe working environment for staff and consideration of energy within the guidance of Building Regulations Approved Document L2.

At Gamma, we have a wealth of experience of lighting retail units, from small self-contained premises to large retail chain stores. Different stores give rise to differing aspects which should be considered, these can be discussed with the client to ensure the correct lighting solution is achieved.