Canadian Store Fixtures

Canadian store fixtures serve the basic function of holding and displaying items in stores. It is an ideal way to attract customers to buy products on display. The fixtures are available in different types, models, sizes, and shapes. You can find them in unique designs and personalized styles. The fixtures can be free standing or fixed. Free standing fixtures are standalone models, and are convenient for stores with less space. Free standing ones come with wheels for easy transportation. Fixed fixtures are placed on walls or floors for permanent use.

Canadian store fixtures are made of different materials; it could be metal, wood or acrylic. Acyclic fixtures are more commonly used because of its durability and ease in handling. Another advantage is that these fixtures are available at reasonable and affordable rates.

Like other store fixtures in the market, the length and breadth of Canadian store fixtures can be adjusted without removing the items on display. There are store fixtures for slate walls and grid walls. The capacities and prices vary with models. Mannequins, gondolas, shelves, racks, easels, display cases, and showcases are some of the commonly used store fixtures.

Canadian store fixtures are custom made according to the specific requirements of individuals. One can design or specify models that match with store furniture, walls, and roof colors. The fixtures are custom made for retail stores, trade shows, and exhibition stalls.

There are a number of manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers of new and used store fixtures throughout Canada. Ontario Store Fixtures in Weston is one of the leading manufacturers of store fixtures in Canada. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Eddie’s Hang Up Display Ltd is one of the largest fixture distributors in western Canada.

They have over 2500 store fixtures and retail supply products.

Store Fixture Installation

Store fixture installation is the process of setting up infrastructure in a retail or whole sale store. Stores install numerous fixtures to minimize disruptions in business operations, maximize the daily sale rate, and as a means to attract maximum customers. An important factor of any business process is the way in which the products are displayed.

Every shop has fixtures, which include showcases, wall fixtures, floor fixtures, and cash-wraps. But, an apparel store requires additional fixtures such as clothing racks, counters, show cases, mannequins, counter tops, specialty racks, and other specialty fixtures. The type of hardware and fixtures needed varies from one business to the other.

Standard store fixtures are made of aluminum and wood and decorated with sliding glass doors and locks for security. Stores require such type of fixtures in large numbers depending upon the size. A professional touch is needed for the installation. It is important to ensure a clean and uniform appearance during installation. For this, detailed specifications, such as style of fixtures, dimensions, number of shelves per unit, and color are considered. After installation, a demographic report is prepared for carefully identifying where the products are placed and whether the placement attracts the full attention of customers entering the store.

If you are a storeowner and want to install fixtures, the best way is to approach fixture installation service companies or skilled persons who give proper advice in installation methods. Most companies in the field offer all store fixtures and crew for installation. Some specialize in installation service only, so the owner needs to purchase fixtures from the market.

Fixture installation is generally handled by experienced contractors who can implement all the installation programs according to customer’s needs. Fixture installation services are essential for a variety of businesses, such as department stores, lawn and garden stores, feed and seed stores, auto parts stores, warehouses and grocery stores, and specialty stores.

Light Fixture Installation Basics

Getting tired of that old dingy light fixture hanging up there on your ceiling? Maybe it’s time to get rid of the old and install a new style lighting fixture. Recently a friend of mine bought a new house. She disliked the older seventies style lights installed in all the rooms. So she purchased some new contemporary style lighting for her new home. Gladly I assisted her with installing the new lights.

There are several different types of fixtures out there. Incandescent fixtures use filament light bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs work too within these fixtures, you know, the energy saving screw in type. Then there are the strictly Fluorescent type of fixtures. Primarily we will deal with incandescent style fixtures for this article. Fluorescent types are similar, yet a bit more involved. So here we go gang.

First of all, personal taste will need to be accessed. With that in mind, go to the lighting Isle of your local store and pick out what you would like to see in your room for the next few years. Then buy it. Ok, just to make this a bit easier, we will say that this fixture is for the bedroom. The old one just had to go. So, lets say you purchase a chandelier style fixture. I have seen this done, however, with chandeliers, you have high maintenance and the possibility of hitting the fixture with a pillow or something. Bad idea, so, then we get a dome style fixture with two sockets for two bulbs. Perfect. Now, once you have considered all the options, gone up and down the Isle for that perfect light, lets install it!

Safety first, the power to the light needs to be locked out, or locked in the off position so that no one can turn it on while you are working on it. NOW, I had one fella who thought just turning off the switch was good enough, however, he forgot to tell his pet dog. Yes, his dog, who apparently thought it was too dark in the room and turned on the switch while he was holding the black wire. OUCH! So preferably you shut off the breaker that feeds the bedroom lights. Ok, once you have assured that the power is off and the light in room is off you can start. With a screw driver in hand and a safe ladder to get you up there, lets remove the old fixture.

First remove the globe or dome or canopy that shrouds the light bulb. Be careful, most are made of glass. Once removed, take out the bulbs and place them aside too. Now look for either a single nut or a pair of screws that are holding the fixture to the ceiling box. Remove the screws and the body of the old fixture from the ceiling. Oh, you say there are wires connected to it, fantastic. Remove the wires but remember what colors went where. First remove the red or black hot wire by unscrewing the wire nut. Once disconnected, use the wire nut to recover the hot wire hanging from your ceiling box. Now remove the white wire, this is your neutral wire. Again, cover the lead coming from the box. Now lastly remove the copper colored or green wire, this will be your ground wire. Ok, you are doing great. Put the old fixture aside. I know you have already opened your new light because thats what people do. We love to open presents, and get new stuff. I know I do.

Up above your head, in your ceiling you should have three wires ready to be reconnected. Also you should have a new fixture hanger device in with your new package. If your old light already had one, great, it is already installed. If not you will have to put the new one in. It looks like a pivot with screws on both ends. These allow for adjustment of your new fixture. Install this hanger using two screws provided or use your old ones. Once you have the pivot installed it should have two screws dropping down for you to connect your new base. Next it’s time to connect the green wire. Your fixture probably has a bare copper wire available for the grounding. Then connect the white to the white. You can use the old nuts, or the new wire nuts if you prefer. Then connect the black or red wire. Now make sure your connections are tight. Tug on the wires, trying to pull them out of the wirenut. This will assure a solid connection. If it pulls out, reconnect it and pull again. Strike three is better than a house fire, so reconnect it again and try to make it very tight. Once its wired, you can mount the base to the ceiling now. This can be very tricky and even frustrating. Be patient and get the screws through the insulation and twist the base to lock the screws in place, then gently tighten them just enough to hold the fixture snug to your ceiling.

Almost done, screw in your bulbs, attach your dome or globe. Now turn your circuit back on and test it out. Hopefully you can now embellish in your success.