Choosing the Right LED Lighting Supplier for Your Multi-Family Residential Development Project

As a property developer, you want to ensure that your multi-family residential development project is bright, inviting, and energy efficient. You can achieve all three goals with LED lighting. But, with so many lighting suppliers to choose from, how do you know which is right for you?

In this article, we'll explain what to look for in a lighting supplier, and how the free lighting design services offered by some suppliers can save you money and lead to better results.

What to Look for in an LED Lighting Supplier


Make sure the supplier provides high-quality LED lights that meet industry standards and have a long lifespan. You want to make sure that your investment lasts and that the lighting adds value to your development project. That means UL or ETL listing for safety, at a minimum. DLC listing can provide additional assurance that the lights meet minimum efficacy, longevity, and warranty standards as well. But also: How does the supplier handle warranty claims?

Customer Support

Choose a supplier that offers excellent customer support and technical assistance. A good supplier will work with you to ensure a smooth and hassle-free installation process and will be available to answer any questions you may have. A good supplier is also reachable and responsive. Do they have phone numbers available? How long does it take for them to get back to you?


Look for a supplier that offers flexible and customizable lighting solutions. Each multi-family residential project is unique, and you want a lighting solution that fits your project's specific needs and requirements. One way to assess this is to consider the supplier's line card: What kinds of lighting and controls manufacturers do they have access to?

Competitive Pricing

Consider suppliers that offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options, without sacrificing quality or customer support. You want to get the best value for your investment, without compromising on your property's lighting solution.


Choose a supplier with a proven track record of delivering successful LED lighting projects and extensive expertise in the field. You want to work with a supplier who knows what they're doing and who can provide you with the best possible results. This means a supplier that does more than take lighting orders. Even if you will be using your own lighting designer, a supplier that has lighting designers of its own will be well equipped to navigate the needs of your project and suggest truly workable solutions for each area and phase of your development.

If you don't have your own lighting designer, choosing a supplier with in-house design services is a smart choice for your bottom line! This gives you access to lighting expertise at very low—or even zero—additional cost.

The Benefits of Using Your Supplier's Lighting Designers

Some lighting suppliers offer low cost, or even free, lighting design services that can help property developers like yourself create the best possible lighting solution for their multi-family residential development projects without inflating your project budget.

These services can lead to great results in several ways:

  1. Lower Energy Costs: A professional lighting design ensures your project is energy-efficient and that you are making the most of your investment in LED lighting. This ensures low lighting energy costs and a more sustainable development project.
  2. Increased Marketability: A professional lighting design will help you create an inviting and aesthetically pleasing environment for residents and guests. This raises the appeal, marketability, and perceived value of your development project.
  3. Better Functionality: A professional lighting design will ensure that the lighting in your development project is functional and meets the specific needs and requirements of each space, including the incorporation of advanced lighting controls as it makes sense. These considerations increase the overall functionality and livability of your development project, further increasing its value.
  4. Reduced Costs: By working with a supplier that offers low- or no-cost lighting design services, you save money on the design and planning process, allowing you to invest more into the quality and functionality of your LED lighting solution, or in other areas of your project.

Incorporating LED lighting into your multi-family residential development project helps create a bright, inviting, functional, and energy-efficient environment. With the right supplier and lighting solution, your development project will be a success.

Choosing ELEDLights for Your Next Multi-Family Residential Project

When you choose ELEDLights to supply the lighting and controls for your next multi-family project, you can rely on our product quality, responsive customer support, product flexibility, competitive pricing, and expertise. We've been in business for more than ten years, with offices and warehouses located on both coasts. And we have access to the catalogs of most major lighting and controls manufacturers—here's our lighting line card with the brands we work with most regularly.

We also have lighting design professionals to provide our customers with free professional lighting design services as a value-added benefit, allowing you to save money and get the best lighting results for your development project.

Get in touch with ELEDLights when it comes to the lighting in your next development project. Call (215) 355-7200, text (267) 266-8330, email, or send us a message from our customer support page.

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