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LED Aircraft Hangar Lighting

Aircraft Hangars are large area spaces with high ceilings where airplanes are stored and worked on. Having good lighting is paramount, especially when planes are being maintained. Getting the light to the ground from high heights requires specialized lighting. We can easily replace existing lights with LED Aircraft Hangar Lighting – 1 for 1 – or completely design a new lighting layout.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers about questions they had on LED Aircraft Hanger Lighting. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak directly with one of our lighting experts.

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Fixtures and Fittings
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Installation

General

What’s LED Aircraft Hangar Lighting?

Aircraft hangars are large open areas with high ceilings. High Bays are perfect for this area as they can deliver the power and lumens to light up the hangar. For tall ceilings, you may want to consider adding a narrower beam optic. It will ensure the light’s delivered to the aircraft and the floor space below.

How Important Are Reflective Surfaces in a Hangar?

It will help light up areas that may block direct lighting, like under wings. Having reflective surfaces will help redirect light from those surfaces to areas blocked by the aircraft. You can also correct this by having fixtures mounted closer together.

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How Many Foot Candles Do You Want for an Aircraft Hanger?

If the hangar’s used for storage, then 30 to 50 foot candles is 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 wings.

How Do You Reduce Lighting Glare in a Hanger?

There are several options for lighting. Like adding 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.

What Is the Best LED Aircraft Hangar Lighting?

Based on our experience, we really like how high bays perform inside hangars. We have many options that replace metal halide and fluorescent lights 1 for 1. Finding the right combination of power, lumens and beam angle requires some planning. Starting with a lighting plan. We’re proud to offer free lighting plans for aircraft hangar owners and contractors.

Aircraft Hangar Before Led Upgrade
Before Converting to LED

Aircraft Hangar After Led Upgrade
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BEFORE YOU BUY

Can I Use Fewer Higher Power Fixtures to Cut Down on the Quantity Needed for My Hanger?

The two most important things to consider are the light levels and light balance. Achieving one without the other means the light isn’t bright enough or well balanced. A lighting plan will discover any issue before you buy. So, lets start with a lighting plan. We’ll confirm the light levels are correct and the lighting’s balanced. Then you can rest assured that there will be no surprises after the installation.

It Gets Up Over 100 Degrees in the Hangar During the Summer. Is That a Problem for the Lights?

Not necessarily, but it pays to do your homework and look at the temperature the light can operate in. ‘Cheaper’ lights have harder times dealing with hot ambient temperatures. We have UFO High Bays that can easily handle 130F to 150F without affecting performance or lifespan.

What is the most popular LED Aircraft Hanger Lighting you sell?

The most popular aircraft hangar lights are our family of UFO HBC High Bays. 150 watts and 200 watts to replace 400 Watts Metal Halide. To replace 1000 Watts Metal Halide, our 300 Watt UFO fixture is very popular.

How fast can you ship aircraft hanger lights to my location?

Depending on where you are, and where what warehouse we ship from. It usually takes 1 to 7 business days to get product to your location.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Are Light Fixtures for an Aircraft Hanger Impact Proof?

Yes, they can be. If you need impact proof fixtures, we would generally recommend UFO fixtures over linear high bay fixtures. We offer UFO fixtures with an impact rating of IK08. And a series of linear fixtures that have a high impact rating of IK10. They are available in 150 watt and 300 watt, if you prefer linear fixtures over round ones.

Is It Better to Use a UFO or Linear Style Fixture in an Aircraft Hangar?

That is a matter of preference. If you like ‘metal halide’ fixtures, then choose round UFO fixtures. If you like fluorescent tube fixtures, then choose linear style panel fixtures. If you need a high impact rating, then UFO fixtures offer more options. If you have tall ceilings, then there are more optic options available with UFO fixtures.

INSTALLATION

What Is the Best Way to Mount Lights in an Aircraft Hanger?

We offer many different options to mount lighting in hangars. Eye-hook, pendant and chain mount, that we can suggest or match your existing fixture mount.

How Do I Replace Aircraft Hanger Lights?

This is an easy task for a qualified electrician. LED Lights have the same mounting options as metal halide and fluorescent lights. And there are only three wires to connect to the junction box.