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- Custom lighting layout with count & placement
- Foot candle and light balance calculations
- Light fixture recommendation and quote
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What Is Aircraft Hangar Lighting Design?
Aircraft hangar lighting design uses sophisticated lighting design software to model aircraft hangars. It calculates the number of lighting fixtures you’ll need inside aircraft maintenance hangars for maintenance tasks. It will show you where these fixtures should be installed. And it will provide light levels on the floor or a work plane, and light balance.
Converting to LED to replace metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps for energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption is great. But not at the expense of a bad result.
Light balance is just as important as light levels. Creating a lighting solution that is not only bright but balanced to achieve lighting uniformity is the difference between noticing how good the light is and how bad it is. Understanding light quality ( color rendering index ) and the lighting requirements, how to avoid glare is crucial in creating a great result.
What are aircraft hangar lighting standards?
|General Work / Storage||30 fc|
|Aircraft Maintenance with some detailed tasks||30-50 fc|
|Aircraft Maintenance with fine detailed tasks||70-100 fc|
|Drilling, Riveting, Screw Fastening||75 fc|
|Final Assembly||100 fc|
How Many Foot Candles Do You Want for Aircraft Maintenance Hangars?
If the hangar’s used for storage, then 30 to 50-foot candles are more than adequate. If the hangar’s used to work on aircraft in need of repair, you may need 50-100 foot candles. You can add portable lighting to provide horizontal lighting. It will light up areas that might block the light out, like under the wings.
How Do You Reduce Lighting Glare in a Hanger?
There are several options for lighting. Like adding an acrylic dome or frosted lens cover to the high bays. Both will reduce the “LED dots” and reduce the glare. Many fixtures also come with special ribbed optics to reduce side glare.
How Much Light Do I Need If I Only Store Planes?
Between 30 to 50 foot candles should be more than enough. The reason we stated 50-foot candles is to allow the space to be dual purpose. As storage and the occasional maintenance.
Are There Any Certifications Needed for Lighting in a Hangar?
There are no certifications, per se. But providing adequate and proper lighting to perform aircraft maintenance is important. That is why aircraft hangars tend to be very bright areas.
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