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Why is LED lighting best for gyms and gyms?

Nov 17, 2017

The gym or gym has unique lighting needs and requires adequate lighting to keep participants focused and physically secure. It is difficult to change the lamp when the ceiling is higher or at the top of the swimming pool. 

Steve Johnson, the marketing manager at Eaton Lighting, believes that LED technology is changing the way we design lighting for stadiums and other sports facilities. 

"Gyms and sports facilities require durable lighting solutions that provide high lumen, minimal glare and integrated control," he said. "These places have different ceilings and events. They present a series of unique challenges, but LEDs provide an ideal solution. ”

Traditional Gymnasium 

The stadium can be used for a variety of sports and other activities, which makes the LED lighting a great choice for these venues. 

LED lighting in gyms and other indoor fitness centers can have a dramatic impact on the experience of indoor staff. Bright, high lumen output and minimal glare also provide high clarity, facilitating the player's shooting or other movements. 

Because of the high ceilings, the maintenance of the traditional stadium lighting can be very difficult. 

"The average ceiling height of a typical gym is about 25 feet (7.62 meters)," says Johnson, "and according to the classification of the facility, the level of illumination required for the gymnasium can be from 60FC to 125FC." ” 

This is why it is important to reduce the need for lighting fixtures to be replaced or repaired. Compared with the traditional metal halide 18,000-hour life expectancy, the life expectancy of LED is usually more than 50,000 hours. 

LEDs can also change the atmosphere of the gym. Features such as dimming, sensor control, and color adjustment help create a suitable environment for all kinds of activities, from youth volleyball to old-age aerobics lessons. 

Group Fitness Room 

The group gym also needs to be as flexible as a gym member. A multi-functional group fitness room can be used for various class types, each with its own lighting needs. 

"At different times of the day, the gym can be used for a variety of activities, and most of the lighting is open 18 hours a day or more," Johnson said. "" LEDs provide dimming, control and sensing sensors, and the lamp life is longer. ” 

Use yellow and orange lights to mobilize the atmosphere in aerobics camps or other high-intensity classes. Bright light is also important to help students see others, avoid injuries, especially vigorous or active sports. 

In contrast, soft light can create a relaxing environment for yoga or Pilates classes, making people feel calm. Wall lamp is a good way to produce environmental illumination for these courses. Through the light lighting program, students can focus on their own breathing and rhythm, and focus on a series of actions. 

Dark, club-style lighting programs are becoming increasingly popular in classes that ride stationary bicycles. Since the students have been on the bike, dimming is not as important as safety issues. Creative lighting Design can also turn this classroom into a more interactive experience. The use of lighting control to connect music, lighting and dimming can have a great impact on the course experience. 

Weightlifting Room 

Weight training requires motivation, attention to detail and endurance. The regulars in the weightlifting room need to be tailor-made for their lighting design for strenuous exercise. Suppose the trainer lifts a fitness ball, a kettle bell, or even a sandbag in the weight room, and needs to consider the ceiling height and luminaire. 

The combination of LED lights and continuous linear LEDs can create the best and safest environment for strength training. 

Aerobic Exercise Room 

Aerobic exercise room is a place for aerobic exercise for marathon runners and power athletes. Whether the athletes use elliptical machines, treadmills or stepper machines, lighting plays a vital role in the difficult aerobic cycling movement. 

Wall-mounted LED lighting can provide high uniformity, less glare of light, very suitable for aerobic exercise. Cross trainer, treadmill and other equipment usually have tilt Control Panel. The use of upward lighting can reduce the light line reflection caused by the machine. The suspension type indirect/direct illumination system is also the ideal choice for aerobic exercise room. These systems bring large amounts of light back to the ceiling, creating a sense of bright ventilation. Use the overhead LED lighting system should consider the height of the ceiling, do not let athletes touch the lamp. Considering reflection, glare and brightness, you can create a comfortable environment for aerobic exercise. 

Swimming area 

In the gym or fitness center, the swimming area is different from other places. Need to consider the deck of the pool and the level of illumination under the water. In these places, lighting must provide: 

Ample Light

Lighting Up

No Shadow Lighting

Best Color Quality

Low Maintenance 

The lights in and around the pool are constantly exposed to water and chlorine. LEDs can maintain minimum maintenance and provide efficient lighting. 

Using a cooler light, starting from 4000K, the pool deck is highlighted to illuminate a healthy and clean environment. Usually in the pool deck and spa, a spotlight-illuminated tile surface can produce dazzling results and a luxurious environment. 

LED is the best choice for lighting in a gym or fitness center. 

"The physical properties and performance characteristics of LED lighting make the luminaire's overall size smaller and provide higher lumen and less high angle glare," Johnson said. LED is also very effective in controlling solutions, and in most applications, energy costs have been reduced by more than 60%. ” 

Lighting control can help coaches create the perfect class environment, to the low maintenance cost of energy-saving lamps, lighting can have a huge impact on the stadium and other sports fields.