With a reputation for being dated and generic, track lighting gets less respect than other lighting forms. But, given the history, purpose and record of track lighting, the reputation is undeserved. Track lighting, invented in 1961, offers an important commercial lighting design and function.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that store dressing rooms are every woman’s worst nightmare. The number one complaint voiced by women and men everywhere is that the lighting is harsh, glaring and reminiscent of the dentist’s chair or perhaps a police interrogation room (“No, officer, I did not realize that pairing Converse with Versace was a crime against fashion”).
Operating a retail store involves making many important decisions, and perhaps one of the most important decisions involves the space itself. Lighting is a big part of a retail space and choosing the right type of lighting is important to ensure products are properly highlighted, shadows and dark spots are minimized and levels of direct light exposure provide a proper, well-lit, glare-free environment.