A Conscious person is someone that cares. Cares about the environment, quality and the origin of their fashion garments. They care about the way they were created and produced, and what effect they have on our environment. They don’t mind paying for quality and want to make a subtle visual statement with their outfit. The value-based statement is however more important.
“The trend of responsibility has given the opportunity to create shops with a natural design.”
The Conscious Shop
The changing room is where choices and decisions around a purchase are made and therefore one of the most important areas of a shop. In a shop that focuses on genuine quality of their products a high quality lighting is crucial for the customer to be able to grasp the quality of the fabrics. The natural feeling is achieved with soft and even lighting and an interior in fair and natural colours.
“A place where choices are made.”
There are a few general ideas when it comes to lighting in changing rooms. The aim is to cover the whole body with vertical light from, for example, the mirror. If the light is directed only from above it is impossible to cover the whole body. By adding accent lighting you increase the experience and the texture of the clothes.
The lighting design to apply depends on the feeling you want to achieve and also the kind of garments the customers will try on. If there is one particular kind of item, for example swim wear, the lighting should be designed for that purpose. If there is as shop with a large range of products the lighting needs to be less specific, more versatile.
Below you can see different ways of lighting a changing room, both with accents or pendants. LED give the possibility to try out different colour temperatures.
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ODD – Window Frame
The opal LED tube in the corner of the changing room creates a cove light. It will create a cosy feeling and will add a comfortable light from the side.
Lumiline is a discreet linear LED strip that opens up for a variety of imaginative lighting solutions – integrated in shelves, mirrors, stairs, corridors, wall interior or as a cove light giving atmosphere.
Sweep is used to create a cosy feeling in the changing room and to give some diffuse lighting from above. It is available in white, black, light green, light blue and orange.
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In this concept the lighting is used to have low light level when entering the changing room. The lighting will be low and comfortable when entering but has the ability to increase the light level as you try on clothes. This will also save energy.
In our environmental initiative Crystal Clear we highlight the importance of thinking sustainably when creating future proofed lighting solutions. When you work with Fagerhult, you can rest assured that your lighting will be economical, as well as kind to the environment and human health, while at the same time stimulating creativity and promoting well-being.
Controlling the lighting in a shop gives the retailer various possibilities to save energy and increase the experience in the shop. There are several different ways to activate the controls depending on what function you would like.
When someone is approaching you can increase the light level in a certain area. It will create interest to approach this area and also save energy since the lighting does not have to be on all the time.
Manual control means that someone, perhaps a shop assistant, presses a button which activates a pre-set scene or sequence. This could be useful in a changing room if you would like to adjust the lighting to fit customer’s specific needs.
The easiest way of managing controls may be to have a pre-programmed, time set schedule. At a certain time the lighting will change based on the lighting needs at that time.