Creating the right ambience with lighting in your pub can transform the darkest corner into the most inviting space. Most pub atmospheres are comfortable, warm, and welcoming and, whether it’s night or day, the right lighting option makes a big difference.
Every pub is different and has its own style but, once you know what you want to achieve in terms of atmosphere, you can pick between wall lights, ceiling lights, LED fittings, or any other style that fits your design.
Lighting outside of your pub attracts customers’ eyes and provides them with an important, first impression of your business. Decorative lights, like lanterns, come in a wide range of styles and they are great options to illuminate pub fronts.
Traditional pubs, like The Elephant Pub and Bakehouse, benefit from hanging lamps; it furthers the classic pub environment and makes it a place where people really want to stop and enjoy a pint.
Inside the Pub
If your pub has a stage, you can use gobo lighting to create personalised light shapes. A fun stage is an inviting and creative space for poetry nights, musicians, and any other event you host in your pub. It will make your business stand out and add a talking point that attracts more customers.
Good lighting is necessary for the main bar area; it’s where your business makes profit, and it needs to be well lit. Strobe lights aren’t advised, as they can induce seizures in people with epilepsy. Use subtle lights for back-bar lighting so they highlight the bottles and their labels.
The Seating Area
Finding a balance between wall and ceiling lights is essential to create the perfect atmosphere. If your seating area is too dark, it might look spooky and uninviting but, if it’s too bright, it will lack warmth and intimacy.
An inviting pub like The Fly in the Loaf uses ceiling lamps above their tables; this option ensures that your customers have sufficient light while they eat and socialise, but it still instils a sense of privacy as each table has its own light.
Whether you want to install classic, decorative lighting or specialised lighting, at B&D Electrical we offer a wide range of services that are carried out with the highest quality of workmanship and service. If you want to know more about what we do, you can contact us on 0151 482 5534 and our highly-skilled team will answer any query you might have.