Places You Don't Realise Require Specific Lighting

Places You Don't Realise Require Specific Lighting

Lighting is something we don't think about very often. As long as we have light and can see, we don't pay much attention to it. Some places require specific lighting - hence the reason for a large variety of lighting options.

The type of lighting required usually depends on the specifications of the location, what the lights will be used for or specific requirements curated by rules and regulations.

We're taking a look at some places that need special types of lighting and why.

Parking lots/garages

You'd think that the type of lighting in a parking garage wouldn't really matter but a multitude of reasons make the correct lighting necessary.

Great lighting is essential to deliver a positive user-experience in any parking garage. The bright, uniform illumination of LED lighting diminishes shadows and improves visibility, helping people feel safer and drivers feel more in control. Lighting on demand and ease of maintenance ensure energy savings and decreased operational costs. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, cost-effective and sustainable solution for your parking garage.

Parking garages are often considered to be dark, dangerous places but as parking garages turn to quality LED lighting systems and become more upscale, this perception is changing rapidly.

Architects, owners and designers are beginning to realise that a better-looking garage with quality lighting will not only improve the environment but will attract more customers while keeping overall costs down.


When it comes to salon design, the appropriate lighting is one of the most critical design factors and it can impact how the salon's clients feel about the services and the overall feel of the salon.

Warm light bulbs offer a flattering complexion both to the clients and the interior of the salon.

It's important for salon lighting to accurately render colour. Lighting can change the perception of hair, thus it is vital to use light bulbs that accurately render colour.

Salon lights need to eliminate shadows that can impact the way makeup or hair looks. The easiest way to help eliminate shadows on the face is to position lighting at the mirror on either side to directly light the complexion. This too should be a flattering temperature bulb (2,700 to 3,500 Kelvin). Spotty lighting above, such as track fixtures, will also create shadows.

In the beauty industry, quality lighting is something worth investing in as it makes a big difference in the perception of your services.

Medical facilities 

Did you know that lighting is vital in medical and dental facilities?

We carry the most diverse range of medical lamps in Southern Africa. This includes lighting for:

  • Microscopes

  • Mercury burners

  • Operating Theatres

  • Surgical

  • Ophthalmic instruments

  • Light Sources (fibreoptics/cold light/Xenon)

  • Diagnostic Lamps

  • Welch Allyn & Heine types

  • Blood analysers

  • Laboratory types

  • Phototherapy

  • Jaundice

And in the dental industry:

  • Composite curing

  • White Lights

  • Examination Lights

  • FO handpiece lamps

Lighting plays an important role in healthcare, improving both the patient's experience and the staff's ability to provide the required level of care. LED lighting can enhance the environment and reduce costs by saving energy and improving operational efficiency.


Proper sports lighting helps the stadiums to offer a better playing experience than other periods. Using lights like LEDs give an even illumination on both the indoor and outdoor courts and fields. This minimizes the glare and mimics natural daylight. As a result, athletes get to enjoy a comfortable environment. So, members can play at any time of the day or night.

Apart from athletics, sports lighting is important for spectators too. The TV and local spectators need enough lighting levels for them to enjoy these events. Quality lighting boosts visual acuity in a live setting.

Outdoor & Indoor Applications:

  • Rugby

  • Soccer

  • Hockey

  • Tennis

  • Athletics

  • Cricket

  • Golf driving ranges

  • Horse racing

  • Motorsport

  • Swimming Pools

  • Basketball

  • Multipurpose Sports and Recreational halls

Stage and Studio

Lighting determines not only brightness and darkness but also tone, mood and the atmosphere. Therefore it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of colour and luminosity on your subjects.

Movie theatre lighting is essential in forming a unique atmosphere in that space. It also offers illumination that creates an excellent effect, function and safety. This will go a long way in achieving a cinematic mood in the room.

Various types of lighting affect the overall quality of an image, movie or production. We offer specialised lights that are ideal for the following applications. 


  • Television

  • Film

  • Photographic Studios

  • Theatres

  • Intelligent Lighting

  • Disco

  • Show lighting

  • Concert Lighting

  • Convention Centres

  • Musicals

  • Exhibitions

  • Entertainment

These are just a few examples of places that require specific lighting systems. Most of these applications are dependent on being energy-efficient, cost-effective and meeting the specific requirements of the application. It is important to understand that lighting isn't always a "one type suits all" approach and careful consideration is important.

If you need more information, please contact us and we can find the ideal lighting solution for you!