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Written by Larry Cook

Why Great Restaurant Lighting is Important

Whenever you need electrical work for your restaurant, always find a reputable and licensed electrical contractor who has experience with dining establishments to get the best results for your business. They can provides services such as repair, electrical panel upgrade, standby generator installation, structured cabling, emergency lighting, dedicated circuits, electrical signage, or general maintenance. This article will focus on the importance of restaurant lighting. 

General Effects of Lighting

How a restaurant’s lighting is set up will have a big effect on the performance of your employees and how much business it will do. When lighting is configured properly, staff members are more productive and have better morale. Customers are also in a better mood inside your premises, so they will stay longer and put in more orders. When they are served their meals, good lighting makes the food’s presentation even more appealing. The opposite will be true for all of the above if a restaurant’s lighting is poor.

Color Temperature

White light that provides bright and clean lighting has been found to raise productivity, improve mood, and increase the feeling of comfort in the areas illuminated. In contrast, warmer yellow light will typically make an area feel less spacious and uncomfortable. As a result, stress levels may be raised and employee productivity reduced.


The level of brightness within your premises, which ties in with the color temperature and type of lights you’re using, can also affect the moods of customers and staff members. In addition, brightness must be sufficient to ensure the safety of guests and employees as they move and work within the establishment.


The balance of the lighting inside a restaurant is also crucial. Lighting that is excessive has a negative effect psychologically by giving those inside an illuminated area the sensations of fatigue, discomfort, and exposure. Determining the proper amount is very important for proper lighting design.

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For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.