In a space where people spend a lot of time on their backs and looking up at the ceiling and where health and safety is a big issue, it’s important that you have the right lighting.
Choosing the right gym lights needn’t be a stressful job, but just following a few simple guidelines will not only make the most of your space but provide an encouraging and motivating place to work out.
Natural light is more energising than artificial light, so it’s important to take this into consideration and choose lights that aren’t too bright. Of course, you’re going to need artificial lighting however for gyms that are open late into the night, and those without any or little natural light.
Fluorescent lighting is not usually the best option for a gym because they can have quite a harsh, bright light that can cause fatigue and headaches in some people.
Ceiling lights are the best option to ensure you optimise your floor space and guarantee an even distribution of light across the room, panel lights are the perfect option if you’re short on space too, or if the room has a particularly low ceiling.
LED lighting is, of course, the cheapest option when it comes to energy output and the fact they can last around 50,000 hours. But they also emit a lot less heat than incandescent bulbs, which is vital in a space where people are going to be getting extremely sweaty and hot. Further heating from the light fixtures could cause dizziness and nausea in some people.
The combination of mirrors - to track progress and ensure correct form - and lights will give your gym the feeling of roominess too, so take that into consideration when designing your gymnasium.
With a range of affordable and professional lighting fixtures at First Lighting, we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you need for lighting your gym from us.