When Retailite was asked to provide a complete lighting solution for Ritchies fine food and wine outlet in Dromana, we saw it as an exciting challenge to showcase the best of innovative LED lighting technology.
In recent years Ritchies has overhauled its traditional community supermarket aesthetic to include more of a ‘farmer’s market’ feel, with a fantastic emphasis on fresh produce, and this new approach is clearly evident in the Dromana branch. The challenge of this Mornington Peninsula store involved considering a very unique supermarket space, featuring an artisan bakery island, butchers, cheese shop, fresh produce section and delicatessen.
When considering our solution, our in-house team of lighting designers and engineers knew that the quality of light and colour rendering is particularly important across the fresh produce, deli and butcher. In these sections, higher CRI levels were employed to enhance natural colours more accurately. The visual experience for customers was also enhanced by improving the contrast ratios between the produce and their surrounds, to make sure eyes are drawn to the products.
We used a selection of Pierlite products to bring our lighting design to life, including:
• The low profile and high performance C350 in black
• DOT recessed and surface architectural downlights
• The energy efficient SlenderLED
Overall, Retailite’s design achieved a dramatic upgrade for this Ritchies outlet, both in optical performance and consumer comfort, together with a reduction in energy and maintenance tasks. As their slogan suggests – the Dromana community really will benefit from such a well resourced and well designed supermarket space!