Lighting Options by Space or Area

Store Entrances


The store entrance is your “brand portal.” Shoppers should be drawn in by highlighted products and themed or seasonal merchandise. They should feel welcomed and enticed to explore further. First impressions about a store are often made at the entrance.

Design Tips
  • Lighting in entrances needs to complement the architecture, provide a sense of safety and should be balanced as compared with lighting in adjacent areas.
  • It should provide a safe attractive transition from outdoors or mall atrium into the merchandise area and the ability of one’s eyes to adapt from outdoor to indoor lighting conditions.
  • Attention needs to be given to supplementary adjustable accent lighting on entrance displays, and graphics.
  • If the entrance area includes an escalator, elevator or staircase, lighting must provide sufficient illuminance for safe passage or egress.