If you’re having a hard time getting going and motivated for your at-home workouts it may be because your home gym lighting isn’t the best it could be.
It’s been well-documented that lighting has an impact on our mood and energy. So, we’re going to lay out everything you need to know about indoor lighting for your home gym from bulbs to fixtures.
Then, you can have your gym lighting designed to promote high energy and productivity so you can get the most out of your home workouts!
Best home gym lighting
What’s the best lighting for energy, mood, and productivity? The sun!
So, the lighting to best recreate those effects is the one closest to sunlight. We recommend LED lighting. It’s the most flexible, cost effective, and stylish option.
You’ll want to hang it from the ceiling or implement track or recessed lighting to mimic the sun being up during the day. Having overhead lighting also prevents glare from any mirrors and accidents.
Home gym lighting fixtures
One major benefit of LED lighting is the many different placement options.
There’s recessed and track options for style and function. You can also use LED strips that can be placed anywhere.
This is huge because the main objective here is to have a bright, evenly lit gym.
There’s plenty of LED lighting products out there that can be screwed directly into your existing light sockets, mounted to ceiling or walls, or even plugged into wall sockets.
Of course, the most custom and permanent option is to work with a certified electrician in your area who can design and install your new LED lighting. While it may require an initial investment, your upgraded lighting will actually save you money on your monthly electric bill. So, it will pay off in the long run!
Choosing the correct light bulbs
If you’re looking to swap out bulbs in existing light fixtures in your home gym, choosing the correct color temperature is the most important factor to pay attention to.
It should be measured in Kelvins and be on the bulb’s packaging.
You’ll want bulbs that are 4000K to 5000k. 5000k is the closest to a midday sun and would be our recommendation.
Should your home gym be in a room with multiple uses (like a home office), you can use an adjustable CCT (correlated color temperature) bulb that can change the color temperature according to your needs.
Depending on how advanced it is, smart lighting can be programmed to do all kinds of things and can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.
DIY or hire an electrician?
Now that you know what type of lighting to buy and what type of fixtures are available to you, how should you design and install it all?
If you’re going to just swap bulbs and use “plug-and-play” solutions, you can get there by trying to do it yourself.
However, if you want professional results that provide you with a beautiful, evenly lit gym that increases the value of your home, it’s best to leave the work to an electrician.
By working with an electrician, you’ll be guaranteed home gym lighting that:
- Is the optimal color temperature for higher energy levels and better mood
- Doesn’t overload your circuit which can cause damage to fixtures and appliances and put you at risk for fire
- Meets your exact expectations
Further, if there are existing complications with your home’s wiring or other electrical components a certified electrician will catch them and can bring them to your attention.
If you’re looking to change up your home gym lighting, give us a call or fill out the form below to receive a quote on your project!