Bar lighting: the new solutions
The Covid-19 pandemic has led planners, designers and architects to rethink the way they create hospitality venues. It is not just a question of the new security systems imposed by the various regulations concerning social distancing. There is also a need to rethink the interior design of bars and restaurants, which can offer relaxing experiences to people seeking an escape from the stress that has been exacerbated by time spent at home.
Lighting is part of this redesign of a venue's appearance, as it can define the style and character of your business. What are the latest trends and innovations in bar lighting? Let's find out together.
Lighting for bars: innovative proposals
In a bar, pastry shop, cafeteria or lounge bar, the combination of light sources must be carefully studied to make the most of each element of the venue, focusing on the key points of the specific restaurant activity. The type of bar lighting must be calibrated according to the identity characteristics of the venue. First of all, it is necessary to evaluate if it is a predominantly daytime or evening activity; then we proceed with the choice of the light sources and the actual lighting design. The angle and intensity of the light source must be correctly calibrated so that the light falls on the right details and areas of the venue and the objects you want to highlight.
Bar counter lighting is certainly one of the most important points: the bar counter is the centre of the bar and, thanks to soft and welcoming light, can attract more customers. One of the innovative bar counter lighting options is fibre optics. The side-emitting light optic fibre is a flexible sheath that can be used as an aesthetic detail to mark the contours of the counter or as a signalling device for the refrigeration unit. It is also a very favourable solution to use in these contexts due to its total impermeability.
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Other areas to be highlighted are the display cases and the equipment itself displayed on the counter. As far as product displays are concerned, think of pastry shops and cafeterias: thanks to better lighting they will be able to enhance the quality of the food on offer. In this case, light profiles with ultra-slim RGBW LEDs can provide the right design lighting.
LED lighting for bars
When defining their lighting design, professionals in the restaurant and bar lighting sector are increasingly focusing not only on aesthetics but also on sustainable solutions. Among the green lighting proposals, LED is the best light source thanks to energy-saving, minimum heat production and longer life of the source.
Therefore, LED lighting for bars is recommended in many situations, including the lighting components of professional equipment. Innovative solutions for the food-equipment sector include micro-LED spotlights, high-efficiency, low-power lighting systems that are ideal for integration into dispensing equipment in bars. Micro-LED spotlights can be placed inside coffee machines, juicers and dispensers of water or other liquids, in the dispensing area to illuminate the preparation of the drink, adding an aesthetic touch to the device.
The integration of a light source within the applications displayed on the counters of bars, besides being functional for some purposes, contributes to the overall attractiveness of the venue for visitors and customers.
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