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Nail Salon Lighting

Every location has its own unique lighting requirements. These requirements dictate which fixtures and lamp types are the most appropriate for the space. When it comes to nail salon lighting, there are few suggestions better suited for use in this environment.

Where you’re looking for fixture options that would be best suited to nail salon lighting, there are several types that would be ideal. Below are the most used light fixtures in a nail salon and many can be mixed and matched to create a of layering light that is visually pleasing.

Since its important a nail salon presents a clean, streamlined appearance while providing ample illumination for employees and customers, recessed troffers are an ideal solution. They can be placed directly inside the ceiling for a pleasing look that is also easy to keep clean. Troffer style fixtures also provide wide light spread for even, consistent light.

Wall sconces help create a look that is pleasing and inviting. They can be placed throughout the nail salon to project an elevated appearance, or they can be placed in areas such doorways and hallways that need additional light. These lights are ideal because they offer a pleasing mix of up and down light, while offering a more attractive appearance over troffer lights. Wall sconces are also easy to mix with troffers for a layered lighting plan.

Similar to the way recessed troffers are placed within the ceiling, can lights are smaller in size, and provide a more decorative option that still delivers a concentrated light. Ideal for areas where tasks are being performed, such as above the area where technicians do manicures, these recessed can lights offer extra illumination, while elevating the overall appearance of the space.

Even though functionality is the main goal of a light fixture, some fixtures are more about decorative appeal than overall function. Decorative hanging light fixtures with a modern design can be mounted and placed in several ways, while helping catch the eye of customers and making the most of this unique space.

While lamps and fixtures are closely related, today’s lighting market allows for more versatility than ever when looking for an LED fixture. Below are a few things to keep in mind when you’re trying to decide which nail salon lighting lamps would work best.

The color temperature describes how warm (yellow) or cool (white-blue) the light is to the human eye. For a nail salon setting this matters a great deal. For instance, if the color temperature is too warm, the colors of the polish will have a yellow tinge, which can make it harder to see the colors. However, if the color temperature is closer to the blue-white end of the spectrum or too cool, the colors will be washed out. While there is no specific color temperature that is set in stone, we recommend you should try to stay somewhere in the middle range, rather than choosing a more extreme temperature. A good rule of thumb is to make sure and keep the color temperature throughout the space for the overall best results.

When considering the number of lamps that would work best in your space, there are a couple of key points to consider. If you’re considering multi-lamp fixtures, keep in mind the use of more than one lamp will add to the overall lumen output and brightness in the space. For example, in larger spaces, we recommend that you opt for 3 to 4 lamp options to make the most of the fixture, while providing ample light spread.

One of the most important things to consider when it comes to nail salon lighting is color rendering, since the need to tell the difference between various colors is crucial to the job. The color rendering index determines how well a lamp will be able to differentiate between similar colors. For example, a higher rating is better than a lower rating, so we recommend you should look for lighting with at least a CRI of 80 or higher. LED provides some of the highest CRI options on the market.


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