There are many reasons we go out to restaurants. Whether it’s a rare special occasion fine dining experience or just a need to get out of the house, we often see them as places of celebration. At the very least, they’re somewhere to relax.
Whatever type of restaurant we frequent, it’s not just the quality of food and service we look forward to. Atmosphere is one of the biggest elements of any positive restaurant review. Here’s how LED lighting can benefits restaurateurs to ensure their customers have bright memories of their dining experience.
Setting the tone of your restaurant is something which needs to be established long before its doors open for the first time. The concept of your eatery can be anything (there’s good money in discovering a new one), but each one will need the right mood to turn an idea into actuality.
LED lighting is here to suit all types of restaurant moods. If you want your customers to be treated like VIPs, allowed to luxuriate in an immersive food culture, they might want some dimmable LEDs which give off low blue light. If you are operating a quick-eats service which needs brighter lights to provide fast turnaround, LEDs are there for you too.
More importantly, you are going to want your restaurant to be able to adapt to the different moods your restaurant requires. This is why our next benefit of LED lighting in restaurants is so valuable.
If your restaurant requires it, and if you are successful enough to sustain it, you will be holding different services throughout the day. During a brighter lunch service, you may want to have your lighting lower so they don’t glare off the silverware. As the night descends, a more romantic ambience may be desirable.
LED lighting allows you to create the right mood for the right time with programmable bulbs, able to be run through a main control system. This system has many other benefits.
If you are the kind of restaurant which puts on entertainment or even has a more interactive dining experience, you may need to change lighting quickly. Rather than running to the old store cupboard to fiddle with a hundred switches, your lighting can be controlled with the tap of an app.
LEDs can also allow for different colors, sequences and pre-programmed settings to meet all of your needs. This also greatly benefits busy staff who may be too busy trying not to spill the consommé rather than finding the right point on the dimmer dial.
One of the greatest myths about LED lighting is that it is lacking in style. Now it is more affordable across the board, the designs and quality are being improved upon all the time.
Whether you are updating an old space or creating something from scratch, your restaurant needs to be somewhere in which people will enjoy spending time. This means having customizable bulbs which suit the environment down to the shape of the glass and the impression it provides. While filament bulbs do offer a certain timeless quality, there are LED equivalents which have even more scope for beautiful looks. There is none of the florescent flickering which comes with CFLs and you can create great new lightscapes to give your restaurant edge over the competition.
Of course, none of this has mentioned the reduction in overheads due to cost effective lighting. In the fickle world of the restaurant business, you’ll need every advantage you can get and LED lighting is there to give you a boost up.