Quonset Hut Lighting
Quonsets are outdoor structures that are used as storage places, or as workshops for many farms or commercial establishments. Lighting them properly is important. Its a combination of the right amount of foot candles and light balance – so there are no shadows. A dark Quonset Hut is neither comfortable or safe. By adding commercial grade LED Quonset Hut Lighting, you can turn your Quonset into a brightly lit storage or work space.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We asked our customers to find out their questions when it comes to LED Quonset Hut Lighting. If you cannot find the answer to a question you have, please call us on (888) 423-3191. A lighting expert will be able to assist you.
What Types of Lights Do You Put in a Quonset Hut?
Depending on the height of the structure, a good option for anything under 20 feet high are UFO low bays. Above 20 feet, think of LED UFO high bays. UFOs are great rugged commercial grade fixtures that are ideal for lighting these types of structures.
What are the Steps to Properly Light Up a New Quonset Hut?
We recommend you start with a lighting plan. We have done 1000’s of lighting plans for commercial buildings, including pole barns and Quonset structures. We do these for free. Tell us the size of the building including height, mounting height, and how bright you want it. We will send you a lighting plan that meets your needs. And we will make sure the light is balanced and even.
BEFORE YOU BUY
How Many LED Lights Do I Need for a 40 X 60 Quonset?
That really depends on how bright you want it. A good start is 6 lights. A well lit Quonset can have as many as 12 lights. It really depends on your needs and how you want to use the space.
How Many LED Quonset Hit Lights DO I Need for a 30 ft X 30 ft X 10 ft high Building?
Four 100 Watt UFO lights should work really well. They will produce a lot of light in the space.
What’s the Best Color Temperature Lighting to Use in a Quonset?
Our best advice is to choose 5000K, or 4000K. Most people like the look of 5000K, but for those who want it a little ‘warmer’ then 4000K is a good option.
My Quonset is Unheated. Is cold weather going to be a problem for LED Lights?
Not at all. As long as the quonset stays above -30F, you shouldn’t have any issues. Unlike fluorescent lighting which takes a long time to power up on cold days, LED Lights will be full power the moment you turn them on.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Are LED Lights Dimmable?
Most of the ones we sell are, but not all are dimmable. So if dimming is important, ask us and we will point you in the right direction.
Can I use Motion Sensors with LED Lighting inside my Quonset?
Yes, many of our fixtures support motion sensors. If this is something you want, let us know and we can help you select the right light that includes motion sensors.
Are there any issues or problems installing LED Lights in a Quonset?
None at all. These lights are easy to install. If you are replacing your existing lights, its even easier. Just follow the instructions provided and you will end up with years of high quality, trouble free lighting.
What things should I look out for for during installation?
If you’re hanging lights above trusses, the truss can block light. This will cause shadows. So if you can, make sure the light is mounted below the trusses so light can be evenly distributed.