Every vendor knows how important it is to have the proper flea market lighting installed. Even though many flea markets have indoor booths with general lighting overhead, it is typically rather dim and disappointing overall. Below are some suggestions to get the best success from your booth.
If your looking to add some extra light to your booth aside from the overhead general fixtures, there are several ways this can be accomplished. For example, you can add string lights, lighting strips, or ever battery-operated solutions to the space to help bring more lumens into the picture, which will help create a brighter and more inviting space for potential customers. To calculate the number of lumens needed, you need to determine the square footage of your booth space and go from there.
Even though having ample lumens for brightness is important, another factor of flea market lighting that needs to work in conjunction with lumens is color temperature. However, there really is no right or wrong selection. For instance, if you are wanting to create a warm, inviting space with a relaxing feel, you should go with a warmer color temperature of around 2700K. If you want an option with whiter light to create a vibe the projects more of a polished, modern look, opt for whiter tones between 3500K and 5000K. Depending on the type of product and the desired atmosphere you are looking to create will play a large role in determining the right color temperature of your lighting solutions.
Another important factor of flea market lighting that needs to be addressed is how much heat the solution produces during operation. For example, if your adding lighting solutions to your booth that create extra heat, this can become a problem. High heat emitting fixtures not only create the potential for accidents if touched, but they also add extra warmth to your booth that can be uncomfortable for your shoppers. We recommend staying away from incandescent or halogen bulbs, since they produce the most heat. Instead, opt for a LED or fluorescent solution to avoid adding extra heat.
Lighting is not just about providing illumination. Accent or ambient lighting will help to add character to your booth. Consider adding so small touches such as string lights around the edge of the table, or battery-operated accent lights under a cabinet housing merchandise for added warmth.