LED lighting is playing more and more of a roll for grocery stores and fresh produce shops. Colour temperatures and the colour rendering indexes must be taken into consideration when choosing the correct LED light. Installing low CRI, Cool White (6000k+) lighting seems to be one of the most commonly applied mistakes here in South Africa – which customer wants to see unclear fruit and veg under a bluish white light? The right LED lights can boost sales while prolonging the shelf life and protecting your fresh produce.
For your butcher’s section, LED Butchers (Pink) Tubes have a pink colour temperature of 2759k (Kelvin) and are ideal replacements for Osram 76 fluorescent tubes. Butcher Tubes don’t emit UV (which reduces the shelf life of meat), minimises heat, saves as much as 60% off your energy bills while lasting many times longer than any other traditional fluorescent. 2 & 3ft Pink Tubes are popular and easily to install. For any refrigeration applications, our T8 LED Refrigeration Tubes, like the butchers pink tubes, have special glands protecting them from extreme moisture, and can be manufactured in any colour temperature at no additional cost.
For Fish & Seafood, a warm white 3000k option is popular as it will exhibit the pink hue of Salmon or Shrimp. Likewise, warm white is often very popular for bakeries or delicatessen shops as the yellow tinge brings out the freshness of the bread and pastries.
Fruit & Vegetable stands do well under a more natural white light (Neutral 4000k – Daylight 5700k) as this ensures customers are seeing the actual colour of the produce.
We have multiple T8 & T5 LED Tubes, Integrated Downlights, LED Panels and many more LED lighting solutions for Grocery Stores that will provide better colour temperature lighting, a range of high CRI options for clarity, all the while reducing energy use, minimising heat generation and providing the longest life span of serviceable use thereby reducing maintenance and replacement costs.