Working on a Commercial Lighting Project?
Ever wonder if you should purchase lighting from a general contractor, a distributor, or manufacturer-direct? There are a lot of options to source lighting product for your facility. But which one is the best? Generally the answer varies depending on the particulars of your situation. Here’s a quick look at the three most common approaches:
1. Purchase Commercial Lighting Through Your General Contractor
You can delegate the responsibility for energy efficient lighting solutions to your general contractor. Perhaps they have a particular distributor that they work with (whether it be national, regional, or local). Or they might put the lighting portion of the contract out to bid with a number of different distributors. In either case, the management responsibility falls to your single point of contact (the GC). The GC will manage change orders, inventory, and invoicing. You’re likely to pay more for the service but you’ll have less to worry about if pricing isn’t the most critical factor under consideration.Read More