How to Ensure Food Safety with the Right Display Case Lighting

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The products on which supermarkets generally build their brand are fresh produce. Stores must keep their selection of fresh foods, meat products, and other products fresh, pure, bright, and healthy-looking in an effort to grow sales and earn the loyalty of their customers.

However, supermarkets often face problems due to bad lighting because it can cause the loss of nutrients and flavor; colors fade; drying of leaves; shrinkage of fruits and vegetables; premature ripening and spoilage; and can affect fresh produce and meat. Let’s take a look at how right display case lighting can ensure food safety.

The right lighting prevents decomposition

A supermarket needs accent lighting to highlight the products in different sections. Incandescent and halogen lamps are excellent options for this task but they produce heat, which is detrimental to fresh produce and meat products. These lamps also do not meet today’s codes and standards. Compact fluorescent lighting for display cases is a highly efficient alternative to incandescent bulbs, especially the ones that emit lower levels of heat and UV radiation.

The right lighting protects freshness

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the life force of a supermarket. They are the products upon which the customers assess the quality of a store. The majority of grocery shoppers will not even give a second look to unnatural looking, discolored, or washed-out food displays. Good display case lighting emits the right amount of heat and brightness that protects the freshness of these products.

The right lighting prevents damage

Leafy greens and vegetables wither and dry out easily if displayed under any kind of lighting fixture because they are very sensitive to light and heat. Most of the produce display case lighting emits infrared and ultraviolet radiation that can kick off ripening of fruits, greening of potatoes, and spoilage of other fresh food products. Less heat and light radiation means better food safety and good quality display lighting protects the fresh appearance and flavor of fresh produce.

The right lighting ensures food safety

Bad display case lighting that emits harmful radiation and bright light speeds up the decomposition of food products. These lights also emit a strong yellow and green portions of the visible spectrum that makes the products look dull, resulting in reducing consumer appeal. Food safe display lighting with a balanced color spectrum showcases different products in their natural colors.

How can Promolux help?

Promolux Lighting has a line of display case lighting that emits less heat and UV radiation than regular retail lighting commonly found in the produce department of grocery stores or supermarkets. Their lights also have a balanced spectrum, which shows the products in their true colors and slows down the rate of decomposition in fresh produce and meat products.

Promolux food display case lighting can instantly bring new life to the natural colors of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and meat products. They are much safer than conventional fluorescent lighting. Along with other options, the lights have longer life and high quality color rendering option, saving the costs of lighting replacement and trimming produce displays that can account for major retail losses.