Tips For Receiving FF&E: Lighting

What to Know Before Receiving Lighting

This article is the fifth installment in our blog series on Receiving Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment. To catch up on past articles in this series, read:

The key to lighting is knowing what’s hardwired and what’s not. Plug-in fixtures, including floor and table lamps, certain wall sconces, and desk lamps are all considered FF&E products.

Before You Receive Lighting:

1. Don’t forget the light bulbs!

Remember to order light bulbs if not included with your fixture order. Not all lighting products will include bulbs. Schedule delivery for both products within the same period so you can ensure fixtures are in working order.

2. Be aware of how the product will be delivered.

Most FF&E lighting product is boxed and shipped on pallets. Unloading palletized product may require specialized equipment, such as a forklift.

3. Prepare your staff accordingly.

Due to the fragile nature of these fixtures, care must be taken when unloading and moving product. As with any FF&E delivery, you must also inspect product for any potential damages or count discrepancies upon receipt. Note any crushed, dented or ripped boxes on your delivery receipt.

What If It’s Hardwired?

Certain lighting products will require installation by a licensed electrician. These fixtures may consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Vanity lights
  • Wall sconces
  • Ceiling lights
  • Recessed can lighting
  • Pendants

You must coordinate these product deliveries with your general contractor, as these products should be installed before the main FF&E installation schedule.

Stay tuned for more in our “Tips for Receiving FF&E” blog series to know the right questions to ask of your procurement, logistics, installation, and GC partners to ensure your hotel project goes smoothly! Next up: Seating.

Innvision Hospitality is Here to Help

A leading provider of FF&E procurement services, Innvision Hospitality assists hoteliers with all aspects of a new build or renovation project, including the logistics and installation of lighting fixtures. From concept to completion, our team of purchasing and design experts deliver consistent guidance and support.

If you have any questions about receiving lighting products or any other project inquiries, please reach out to us at (888) 875-6202.

By Chris Parker | November 29th, 2017

About the Author: Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Chris is responsible for the strategic leadership of Innvision Hospitality, including defining our level of service as the highest in the industry. He co-founded Innvision and served as COO & CFO from 2004 to 2011, helping establish the infrastructure and processes that enabled the company's rapid growth. Chris enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children's sporting events.