Sparking Success: A Lighting Guide for New Franchise Owners

Recently purchased a franchise, or thinking about it? If you’re a new franchise owner in Canada—or are remodeling an existing franchise—here’s how Albrite can alleviate any stress about the lighting side of your business.

Standardize Your Design

Whether you’re running a restaurant or real estate office, first things first: you’ll likely need to work within design specifications determined by the franchisor. Whatever the specs are, our skilled team of lighting experts can ensure you find exactly what you need.

1. Implement Your Perfect Lighting Design

You’ll need to create an ambiance that aligns with your franchise’s brand. Proper lighting enhances your customers’ experience while highlighting your products or services. Here’s how we can help:

  • We help you find energy-efficient LEDs to reduce cost and  environmental impact. Check out our LED lighting guide if you want to brush up on LED information.
  • We consider what you need for displays or sitting areas, and adapt lighting accordingly. Need to fix poor lighting? Cooper Lighting Solutions offers products to upgrade your current lighting system, including floodlights, controls, downlights, and high bay lights. 
  • We help you implement a smart lighting system to adjust your lights depending on your franchise’s needs and the time of day. 
  • We source the best commercial or industrial lights for your needs, including floodlights, downlights, or lighting for hazardous locations by Eaton Crouse-Hinds, or affordable, and aesthetic LED fixtures by RAB Design Lighting.
  • We ensure you meet electrical codes and safety standards in your area to ensure proper installation and minimize risk.
  • We maintain your lighting and update bulbs, when needed, to sustain the desired lighting ambiance and ensure safety. 

2. Get Help During Your Location’s Design Stage

We’ll work closely with you and your electrical contractors to meet your franchise’s specifications. This is the fun part! We can help you craft a plan tailored to your franchise’s space and theme. 

This includes advice on how to choose lighting fixtures that balance functionality and aesthetics, while also considering colour temperature, intensity, and placement that’s ideal for your brand. 

Need a bespoke design? With customizable solutions from Lightolier by Signify, we can help create unique 3D printed lighting fixtures—allowing us to tailor your luminaires affordably.

3. Maintain Brand Specifications

Once your franchise is up and running, we can support you in establishing an upkeep and maintenance schedule, while ensuring your lighting design specifications remain consistent to your brand. Here are some maintenance tactics we recommend:

  • Inspect your lighting regularly to catch and fix issues early.
  • Develop a schedule for cleaning fixtures, replacing bulbs, and addressing any malfunctions.
  • Train staff to identify and respond to flickering lights, dimming problems, or uneven illumination.
  • Stay informed about the latest lighting standards and trends for your franchise.


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Access Volume Pricing and Corporate Discounts

Every dollar counts when starting a new business. With Albrite, you get some of the best lighting prices through volume purchases of the products you need. You’ll also save more over time, thanks to our corporate discounts.

Simply let us know some key details about your franchise—including the location, industry, and estimated purchase volume—and we’ll find what you need, when you need it, at the best possible rates.

Meet Canadian Codes and Lighting Design Criteria

As a new franchise owner in Canada, you’ll need to take several steps to meet electrical codes and lighting design criteria in your region. We can help you:

  • Research the specific electrical codes and regulations in your area.
  • Consult with local authorities or electricians to learn about requirements for your franchise’s location, including proper installation and code compliance. 
  • Use approved lighting fixtures and components that meet Canadian Standards Association certification. These products have undergone rigorous testing and adhere to Canadian safety standards.
  • Keep a record of how often you inspect and maintain your lighting systems, including any updates, to demonstrate compliance to codes.

Set Up Your E-Commerce Account

Need replacement parts ASAP? We’ll set up an e-commerce account with standardized shopping lists to make purchasing products easier. Your account includes a list of products previously purchased for your franchise, making reordering a breeze.

Light Your Way to Success

By marrying brand aesthetics, energy efficiency, code compliance, and adaptability, you’ll create a lighting system for your new franchise that’s cost-efficient and low-maintenance—as well as inviting and comfortable for your customers. 

Need help finding what you need? Contact our team with your questions. Happy lighting!

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