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Designing a gym is much more than figuring out the best way to use floor space and put the showers. Of everything involved, lighting can be one of the most important decisions you can make when determining a gym’s success or failure.
Do you want dim, sleepy lighting or bright, energetic lighting? Bright lighting seems excellent, but can it be too bright? You want your gym to look clean, modern, and engaging. You can talk about what color to paint the walls all you want. It’s the lighting that is going to make the real difference.
When designing a modern gym, it’s high time to drop traditional lighting with its expense, high maintenance need, and other deficiencies. Instead, it’s the best time to consider energy-efficient and cost-effective LED luminaires explicitly designed to bring out your gym’s best features.
Favor paler colors indoors rather than darker ones. The lighter colors will contrast less with your lighting fixtures and do more to lessen overall glare in addition to feeling less claustrophobic.
A unique factor regarding gym lighting instead of other lighting arrangements is that people working out on weight machines and other equipment spend more time looking upward. Because of this, you’ll want to have a low surface luminaire in place. Traditional lighting can produce excessive glare and act as a distraction and discomfort to those who end up staring at it for prolonged amounts of time. Selecting luminaires with a diffuse white lens is essential when it comes to avoiding this.
On a related note, a lot of gym equipment such as treadmills and cross-trainers use a sloped control panel. Under many conventional lighting scenarios, this can result in reflections that make reading the screen difficult. In this instance, you’ll want to avoid luminaires with bright reflector lenses. Some gyms use wall-mounted display screens, which is another reason to select lighting with a white diffuse lens.
Despite newer, more comprehensive options available, some gyms still use fluorescent tube lighting. With the decreasing costs associated with LED luminaires, fluorescent tubes are on their way out. LED lighting not only uses less energy, but they’re a safer alternative overall.
Traditional fluorescent lighting devices contain mercury vapor and other components that could pose a potential health risk to those around them. LED lighting does not include those same hazardous chemical substances, making it a friendlier option. LED lights are also much sturdier than thin fluorescent tubes, less prone to breakage, and, as a result, less prone to causing immediate physical harm.
An excellent choice for lighting your gymnasium would be AEON LED High Bay Luminaries. You’ll notice an immediate improvement to the visual comfort of the space. Because AEON LED luminaires have a color rendering index of greater than 85 (CRI>85), this makes them as close to natural sunlight as possible in this class of light. Other features include a proprietary glare-free design that reduces light spillage and overall glare (UGR<19), making it ideal for indoor gym use. AEON LED luminaires guarantee a comfortable, well-lit space.
Is budget a consideration? Gymnasiums sponsors by schools and communities often have tight budget constraints, which means efficiency and savings are of the utmost importance. AEON LED High Bay luminaires will save you up to 83 percent in energy use compared to traditional lighting options. Over a short amount of time, those savings add up quickly and more than pay for themselves.
Another facet of their cost-efficiency is that AEON LED High Bay luminaires last much longer than traditional lighting. They can be left in place for years without the need for replacement. Not only will you spend less to power the lights, but you will also spend less money purchasing replacements and expend less labor in managing those replacements.
We mentioned earlier how fragile many traditional lighting setups could be. That’s not a concern with AEON LED luminaires. These fixtures have endured rigorous trials, including ANSI 3G testing, and can withstand constant vibration and vigorous impact tests that meet or exceed all national and international standards. You can install AEON LED luminaires knowing they will deliver the best lighting for years on end—even in the most challenging gym environments.
When you come right down to it, why would you not choose AEON LED solutions for your gym? These lights boast significant savings in energy consumption compared to many other gym lighting setups, more even and balanced lighting, less glare, and solid environmentally-friendly construction.
However, you do the math, which adds up to AEON LED luminaires being the best choice available. Browse our catalog now!