Particularly in work situations, office spaces, retail
outlets, and public indoor spaces, there is often
a need to create particular lighting effects in particular
areas, and to provide a mix of lighting throughout
the building using a variety of tactical lighting
solutions. In retail environments for example, accent
lighting and spotlights can play an important role
in drawing attention to and focusing attention on
products, displays and promotional aspects of the
business. There still needs to be a good mix of natural
light in retail environments, and vertical
blinds can be applied in a number of ways e.g.
behind the displays of the front window.
public buildings (which tend to be large and have
a lot of window space) vertical blinds can be a very
economical choice, can be very easy and quick to install,
and can be particularly easy to maintain. For example,
slats / louvres / vanes can be removed and cleaned,
painted, or simply replaced. This can be very useful
if the window is in a relatively inaccessible part
of the building, or if there is dirt or damage only
in one small area of the blinds.