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Aircraft Hangar Lighting - Aircraft Maintenance Lighting

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Industrial Grade LED Airport and Aircraft Hangar lights are designed for airport hangar environments. Easily replace 400W and 1000W Metal Halide. LEDLightingSupply Industrial Grade LED Airport Hangar Lights are designed to perform indoors and outdoors at airports and air bases. Designed with safety in mind, these lights provide exceptional light. They have lower maintenance requirements than the HID lights they replace.


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How to Choose Aircraft Hangar Lighting

Hangars are closed building structures to hold planes or spacecrafts. They are inspected, repaired, and protected from the elements. Hangars are often called glorified garages for airplanes. They can vary from simple structures to environmentally-controlled maintenance facilities.

The best lighting for both small and large aircraft hangars are high bay light fixtures. This is because the structures have very high ceilings (35 ft - 75 ft). These fixtures provide enough light and extensive light coverage in large spaces.

Until recently, most aircraft hangars used inefficient lighting systems, like HPS or MH. That made it difficult for aircraft technicians to discern colors and contrast. Hangars need lights with a high CRI (Color Rendering Index) and color temperature for enhanced productivity. Upgrading aircraft hangar lighting to LEDs results in low operating costs and better work conditions.

Examine the Aircraft Hangar

Aircraft hangars are not the same. Make sure to examine the hangar you are buying lights for or you may end up buying lights that are too bright or too dull.

When buying LED light fixtures, the goal is to buy bright and clear lights that provide good coverage. Aircraft technicians and workers in the hangar must be able to work with ease during the day and at night. According to research, good lighting has a positive impact on workers’ productivity and energy levels.

Lights that are too bright can have a negative impact on productivity. People won't be able to see what they are doing.

The size of an aircraft hangar determines the number of light fixtures needed and their wattage.

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Hangar Lighting Standards

According to the FAA, these are the light levels for aircraft hangar operations


TaskRecommended Light Levels
Pre / Post Maintenance and Inspection 30-75 fc
Maintenance75-100 fc
Ordinary50 fc
Difficult100 fc
Very Difficult200 fc

Hangar Lighting Design

The best way to do this is to create a photometric report using your hangar. A photometric layout takes the building's dimensions (length, width and height) along with other factors. It creates a software representation. We can then add your existing light locations, and then model this with lighting options.
Why are lighting plans important?
This report allows you to see how your area would look under LED Lighting and takes the risk out of buying.  We can run different options with our lights and provide you with the proper information and guidance. We're here to save you money with LED. But it's as important to get the lighting right. 

Airforce Base Hangar Before LED Conversion

Old hangar before LED lighting

Airforce Base Hangar After LED Conversion

LED Hangar Conversion

Last Updated: 08/12/2020

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