Indoor Lighting Lab

Indoor Lighting Lab

W holesale Electric Supply in Bay City, Mich., offers an innovative solution right here in mid-Michigan: a state-of-the-art interior "lighting lab." Built at a cost of $25,000, the lab has paid for itself many times over by enabling the customer to make a more informed decision. The ability to make a more informed decision ultimately leads to satisfied customers. The lab, considered one of the finest in Michigan, is continually updated with an array of products from manufacturers such as Juno, Kichler, Minka, Simkar, Designer's Fountain, Star-Fire, Leviton, Sylvania, Schonbek, American Fluorescent and Tech Lighting.

I n the lab, customers can view the varied effects of track, recessed, decorative, task and under-counter lighting independently in a bath, kitchen, and living area, and against varied wall textures. Sliding partitions along one wall of the room allow customers to see how lights look on brick, wood, paneling and wallpaper. An accurate representation of the lighting's appearance, strength and color cast is possible, easing the selection process considerably. The dramatic effect lighting has in conjunction with a mirror or against a wall surface can indeed set the atmosphere for an entire room, which is a fact that cannot be overlooked. It can make the difference between feeling comfortable or as if "under a spotlight" in an otherwise well-designed space, especially in the evening. If customers planning to build a new home are able to choose fixtures and bulb types from the lab first, there is an added advantage of pre-wiring, increasing the possibility of getting the look and amount of illumination the customer is really after.