School LightsLED Lighting Supply can convert your class rooms, hall ways, offices, gymnasiums and all your outdoor school lights - including stadiums, over to LED. We have the products, experience and know-how to make your conversion successful, and we offer free lighting plans for our school customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a lot of questions around school lights, so we’ve curated a list from first time buyers and repeat customers. Check out our most frequently asked questions below or call us on (888) 423-3191 to find the right lighting for you.
Before you buy
Fixtures and Fittings
What Is the Best Classroom Lighting?
We typically see panels used in classrooms. There are many different options and each type of light may have a different option based on your desired light levels and light balance.
What Is the Best Color Temperature for Classroom Lighting?
We suggest 4000K for classroom lighting. Additional 3500K is an option that we do get some requests for. We offer a color changeable LED panel that allows you to choose between 3000K and 5000K, so you can decide the best color option after your purchase. But the most commonly used color temperature is 4000K.
What Type of Lighting Is Best in a School Gym?
UFO LED lights are a great option. They are powerful, high impact rated fixtures that can withstand an impact from a ball. They provide great light coverage and savings.
How Bright Should Classroom Lighting Be?
Classroom lighting should be between 30 and 50 foot candles.
What Type of Lighting Is Best for a High School Field?
We offer many high power flood lights and stadium lights that can easily replace metal halide stadium lighting. Our lights are powerful enough to replace or exceed your current lighting with a 1 for 1 replacement. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with a free lighting plan to determine the best option for your application.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Can You Retrofit 400 Watt School Parking Lot Fixtures or Are We Better to Go with New Fixtures?
You can do both, and the decision of what’s best really depends on your current lighting. If you have a large investment in architecturally correct lights and want to keep the look, then retrofitting is a great option. If you have standard fixtures, or old/broken fixtures, then replacement makes perfect sense.
How Many Foot Candles Do You Recommend for a Gym?
Gyms should be lit up with at least 50 foot candles, and possibly more, depending on the function and use of the gym.
Our School Stadium Has 1500 Watt Metal Halide Lights. What LED Fixtures Will Replace Them?
We offer a 600 Watt LED spot flood light that will outperform the 1500 Watt metal halide fixture, 1 for 1. We can create a lighting plan to show you how your field will look if you want to see how a conversion to LED would look like.
I Have a Gym with 400 Watt Metal Halide Fixtures. What Is the Best Option to Use?
We have a series of UFO gym fixtures between 150 and 200 Watts that would be a great replacement for these fixtures.
How Many Lights Do You Need Per Classroom?
That depends on many factors, desired light levels being one of them.
Do You Offer Lighting for High School Football or Baseball Fields?
We do, and have done many outdoor sport fields for schools already.
Is It Best to Use 1x4s, 2x4s, or 2x2 Panel Lights in a Classroom? What Is the Difference?
The best option depends on your current grid pattern. It's best to match your existing grid pattern to keep the costs lower. The main difference is a 2X4 panel which is 2 times brighter than a similar spec 2X2 or 1X4 pattern, otherwise, there’s no difference. The 2x4 is the most used fixture.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Is Dimming an Option Available for Classroom Lights?
All of our classroom fixture options come dimmable.
Can Motion Sensors be added to Gym Lights?
Yes, this will allow the gym lights to dim when its empty .
How Do You Dim Classroom Lights?
You will need a LED dimming switch that supports 0-10V or 1-10V dimming. You will need to wire in a low voltage dimming system to the classroom lights. Your installer should be very familiar with doing this.
How Can We Install Lights to Take Advantage of Natural Light During the Day?
The best way is to make sure the lights are dimmable, and dim the lights down during the day. The only issue is that the light that’s farthest away from the windows will be the dimmest.
Get Your Free School Lighting Plan
We provide free lighting plans for our school customers - or - electrical contractors who have a school project. We can do lighting plans for
Contact us for a free lighting plan or to discuss your LED lighting goals