d. Illumination

Retail Illumination

Illumination is a critical element for retail environments. Lighting is important in promoting public safety and highlighting architectural features.

Lighting Design

Lighting design usually consists of two types:

  • Freestanding
  • Building-mounted

Other Lighting Considerations

Other lighting considerations should include:

  • Exterior lighting should adhere to the most recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements for light pollution, including light trespass and light power density requirements for residential and neighborhood commercial districts. Consider sustainable, energy efficient lighting strategies. light-emitting diode (LED) and/or ENERGY STAR fixtures are preferred. Also consider fixtures with renewable power sources such as solar photo voltaic.
  • Building mounted lighting should not extend lower than 8 feet above grade and project no more than 24 inches from the facade.
  • Strobe lights are prohibited.
Lighting Example
Lighting Example (2)