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LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked our customers questions they had about LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting. Scroll below to find answers to our most common questions. Or call (888) 423-3191 to speak with a dedicated lighting expert.

For more information, read our case study of a successful gym lighting conversion using our lights.


What are LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting?

There are 2 types of gymnasiums. The first type is in a school where sports are played. The second is a fitness center, boxing club, or weight-lifting gym.

The school gym needs robust impact resistance lights able to take a direct hit from a ball and still work. Fitness center gyms need bright, customer-friendly lighting that’s inviting. And can attract clientele.

For school gyms, a good recommendation is UFO LED Lights. They are round, robust, powerful, and impact resistant. And a great replacement for metal halide lighting.

For fitness centers, more options are available. From UFO High Bays to linear high bays, and for lower ceiling facilities, low bays or grid panel lights.

What Voltages Are LED Gym Lighting designed to handle?

They are typically in a range between 100 and 277 Volts. This is good because our standard LED drivers can accept any voltage from 100 to 277. If you need more, we also offer a high-voltage driver that operates either 277-480V or 347-480V.

Can You Redesign an Existing Gym Lighting Layout?

Yes, we can redesign your gym’s lighting layout. We can also use your existing lighting locations. We have created many gymnasium lighting plans doing both.

Why Is Good Lighting So Important at a Gym?

In sports gymnasiums, no one wants to play under sub-par lighting. It’s not good for the athletes or spectators. The right amount of light and balance of light makes for a great playing and viewing experience.

In fitness centers, presenting an inviting environment is good for business. No one likes or wants to work out in a dark, dungeon atmosphere.

How Much Can I Expect to Save When I Switch to LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting?

There are considerable savings. By themselves, LEDs can provide 50%-75% savings. Adding motion sensors and having the gym lighting dim to 10% when the room is empty, savings can reach as high as 90%.

Should You Have the Same Amount of Light in the Gym Stands as on the Floor?

No, the gym floor should be brighter than the stands. There is no need to have high-foot candles in the spectator sections if the seating’s fixed.


Gym Before Converting To Led


Gym After Converting To Led

Gym Replacement with 150 Watt LED UFOs

Hbc 150 4 Gym 400w Replacement


How Many Lights Do You Need for a Gym?

That all depends on the purpose and use of the gym. We have created lighting plans with as few as 30-foot candles and as many as 120-foot candles.

How Many Lumens Do You Need for a Gymnasium?

Lumens is the wrong approach to lighting design. Always start with foot candles (the amount of light you want), and let the light plan determine the light.

What Color Temperature Is Best to Use for Gym Lighting?

Most of our customers ask for 5000K and 4000K color temperatures. 5000K is the most used option.

What’s the Best LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting?

The best light is the one that meets your needs. And beyond foot candles and balance, make sure you think about impact resistance. We can offer IK10 impact-resistant lights and motion sensors to dim the gym when it’s not used.

Always start with creating a lighting plan to find the right light for your specific needs.

Gymnasium With Hbc 150
How Can I Reduce the Glare from My New Lighting?

We recommend using a frosted lens instead of a clear lens as this can help reduce glare.

Indoor Gym

Do Gym Lights Come with a Dimmer?

Gym lights can dim. But not, in the same way, you’re used to dimming your home lights. These are 0-10V or 1-10V dimmable lights. And need a 0-10V/1-10V dimmer and low-voltage wiring over and above the power going to the lights. Your electrician will be familiar with how to wire for a dimmer.

What Mounting Options Should You Use for LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting?

Eye hooks, pendant mount, and chain/wire mount for our linear fixtures.

How can I reduce shadows on the gym floor?

Reducing shadows is a function of light balance, which is as important as brightness. No one wants to play in the shadows. Fewer high-powered lights are more likely to create bright areas with more shadowing than lower-powered lights.

Can LED Gym Lighting Withstand Hits by Balls?

Yes. Make sure the lights you opt for are impact resistant. Check the specs for the IK impact rating, IK10 is best. We recommend IK8 plus for gym applications.

What Type of Light Should You Use in Gym Hallways?

These can either be interior panel lights (fit into grid ceilings) or linear strip fixtures.

Do You Offer High Voltage LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting for Gymnasiums?

We do, all the way to 480V. The standard voltage is 100-277V. High voltage options include 347-480V and 277V-480V.


How Do You Hang LED Gym and Fitness Center Lighting?

There is no difference between our lights and the lights you are replacing. We offer the same mounts, and there are only 3 wires per fixture to connect to the power source.

If a Lens Breaks, Can You Replace the Lens or Do You Need to Replace the Entire Fixture?

The lenses on our UFO fixtures are replaceable. They snap into the existing fixture.

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