If you own or run a restaurant, you know how competitive the business can be. Restaurants are constantly seeking ways to differentiate themselves and stand out from the competition. The food a restaurant serves in just one part of the overall dining experience. Even with great food, a restaurant needs to ace the rest of the dining experience to truly separate itself from the competition. Decorative light covers provide a unique opportunity to do something different. When utilized as part of an overall theme or design scheme, decorative light covers for restaurants can create a pleasant and memorable atmosphere that will have your customers coming back and telling their friends.
The Value of Lighting in Restaurants
The importance of lighting in restaurants cannot be overstated. Overall interior design is one way that restaurants can guide their customers to the type of dining experience they want to convey. If you serve pub food, you want your restaurant to look like a traditional eatery from the British Isles. If you serve cutting edge haute cuisine, you may want sleek lines, bold colors, and unusual fixtures to alert customers that they are in an innovative artistic space.
Lighting is one of the most noticeable aspects of your restaurant’s atmosphere, so it pays to pay attention. Wherever a customer goes in your establishment, there will have to be some sort of light. More than any wall decoration, furniture style, or other feature, light follows your diners throughout their experience. With light being this important and ubiquitous, it would seem that some major effort needs to be put into getting lighting just right. Many restaurateurs may be concerned about spending too much of their resources on design features. But great lighting design doesn’t have to break the bank.
As a business owner, cost is always a factor in your decisions. Interior design is a major part of your business, but if you start to get too fancy you can quickly find that you are blowing up your budget. Custom lighting fixtures may seem like a great idea. But as you contemplate putting in 10 or 20 or more of these fixtures, you may find the cost ballooning out of control. What if there was a lower cost way to completely revitalize your lighting?
Decorative Light Covers and ROI
Decorative light covers provide an opportunity for a huge return on investment (ROI). At less than $30 a piece, decorative light covers can convert cheap fluorescent light fixtures into entertaining, inspiring, and innovative design pieces. Just imagine the possibilities of having literally any image illuminated on the ceiling of your establishment. With the Octo Lights custom lighting cover option, you can upload any high resolution image to create 100% unique designs.
You may have thought that the only way to create a pleasant lighting scheme in your restaurant is with expensive fixtures and decorative light bulbs. But with decorative light covers you can free your imagination and create lighting designs that go way beyond your typical lamps and sconces.
Take Your Theme to the Next Level
Many restaurants are built around a theme. Sometimes the theme can be subtle, such as an italian eatery built to look like a traditional italian dining room. Or you may have an over the top theme that’s a major feature of your restaurant. For example, a seafood restaurant may be adorned with anchors, nautical gear, and other pieces of seafaring paraphernalia. No matter how subtle or explicit your theme is, the right decorative light covers can bring out your theme and pull it together with unique lighting choices.
Does your restaurant specialize in healthy dining options? Try installing decorative lighting covers with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. They will give your diners the sense of sitting outside and breathing the fresh country air. Or you could use custom designs with trees, gardens, or even images of wholesome foods to draw your diners’ attention to the natural aspect of your culinary offerings.
If your restaurant is more of a 50s diner, you could use custom light covers that create all kinds of nostalgic atmospheres. A simple night sky can remind diners of late night dining at a cool, neon-lit diner. Or 1950s designs can reinforce the decorations and souvenirs you have around the dinner. Classic images of 1950s rock and roll bands or movie stars can evoke a feeling of 1950s nostalgic fun.
Deocrative Lighting as a Focal Point
Whatever type of design you choose, you will find that decorative light covers do more than just create a particular type of light. They can become a focal point, a memorable feature of the overall dining experience. Diners today are looking for something unique in addition to great food. They want to be entertained and amazed. You could spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on gimmicks to keep your diners engaged. Or, you could transform the lights in an entire restaurant for well under $1,000. In fact, decorative light covers are so cost effective that you could invest in more than one style and switch them out from time to time.
Installing Decorative Light Covers
If you want to change the lighting scheme in your restaurant using traditional light fixtures, your costs don’t end with the cost of the fixtures. You will have to hire an electrician and possibly a handyman to wire and install the new fixtures. When you start multiplying the labor times each individual fixture you will find that costs go up quickly. It may seems like a necessary expense. Sometimes you need to invest in improvements to your business to draw in new customers. But there is a better option!
Decorative light covers are quick and easy to install. In a few simple steps you can be enjoying your new design. Just unlock your existing fixture’s frame, gently lower the frame (it will remain attached on one side), insert the decorative light cover image side down, and swing the frame back into place. It’s that easy! You can have any employee install your light fixtures in no time. If you choose to hire a handyman your labor costs will be negligible. If you’re a hands on owner, you could even do the installation yourself.
Ordering is Easy
Ordering traditional lighting can be slow and tedious. You need to find a designer and place an order that can take several days to pack and ship. Multiple large packages can take a week or even several weeks to arrive. In addition, shipping a large number of fragile containers can be expensive. If you are ordering custom fixtures it can take even longer.
When you order decorative light covers from Octo Lights, your order will ship in 1-2 business days from when it is received. All orders are shipped via FedEx Ground and are guaranteed to arrive in 1 to 5 business days throughout the 48 states.
Feel Confident You Are Getting the Best Deal
Octo Lights in confident that we are providing the best prices for our products. We are so confident that we offer a low price guarantee. If you find another retailer who sells the same decorative light cover or a different light cover of the same quality for a lower price including shipping and handling, we will refund the difference plus 10%.
Octo Lights decorative light covers are simply one of the best investments you can make for your restaurant. They provide a unique and fun experience that will stand out to your customers. And our low prices mean that your return on investment is higher than any other lighting product you could buy.
So don’t wait. Check out our designs for inspiration, or upload your own. Start using decorative light covers in your restaurant and you will see the difference for yourself.