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What is Aircraft Hangar Lighting?

Aircraft hangars are large open areas with high ceilings. High bays are the perfect energy-efficient lighting system for this area as it can deliver the power and lumens to light up the hangar 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 output is delivered to the aircraft and the floor space below.

What are the Benefits of Using LED Lights in an Aircraft Hangar?

Some of the biggest benefits are:

  • powerful, high quality light source
  • cost savings with reduced lighting bills compared to metal halide and fluorescent lighting
  • virtually no maintenance with no bulbs or ballasts to replace.

Recommended Foot Candles for Airplane Hangars

  • General Work / Storage: 30 foot candles
  • Aircraft Maintenance with some detailed tasks: 30-50 foot candles
  • Aircraft Maintenance with fine detailed tasks: 70-100 foot candles
  • Drilling, Riveting, Screw Fastening: 75 foot candles
  • Final Assembly: 100 foot candles
  • Inspection: 50-200 foot candles
  • Welding: 50-foot candles
  • Plane Storage Only: 30 to 50 foot candles

Importance of Reflective Surfaces in an Aircraft Hangar

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

How to Reduce Lighting Glare in a Hanger

There are several options for lighting. When using LED Lighting, add an acrylic dome or frosted lens cover to the LED high bay lights. Both will reduce the “LED dots” and reduce the glare. Many fixtures also come with special ribbed optics to reduce side glare.

Is Using More Higher Power Fixtures to Reduce Quantity of Lights a Good Idea?

The two most important things to consider are 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, let’s start with a lighting plan. We’ll confirm the light levels are correct and the lighting is balanced. Then you can rest assured that there will be no surprises after the installation.

Are There Impact-Proof LED Light Fixtures for an Aircraft Hanger?

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.

Most Popular LED Aircraft Hanger Lighting

The most popular aircraft hangar lights are our family of UFO LED high bays. 160 watts and 200 watts to replace 400 Watts Metal Halide lamps. To replace 1000 Watts Metal Halide, our 300 Watt UFO fixture is very popular.

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.

Are there Certifications for Airplane Hanger Lights?

There are no certifications, per se. However, providing adequate and proper lighting to perform aircraft maintenance is important. That is why aircraft hangars tend to be very bright areas.

How to Choose 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.

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