Illuminate your home gym with the help of LED lighting control systems and some DIY tips!
Home workouts are more popular now than ever. These days more and more people are realizing that they can turn an unused space in their home into a dedicated exercise room. After all, why go to the gym when you have a better and more inviting workout space in your home? That’s why, in this article we’ll be talking about the best ways that you can create a lighting landscape for your home gym. By using LED lights, finding the right lighting quality, and taking advantage of lighting control systems you can have your home gym open for business in no time at all. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s find out how you find the best lighting for your home exercise space.
What Makes Good Home Gym Lighting?
With the help of LEDs and lighting control systems, you can achieve a lighting quality similar to sunlight
Your home gym lighting can significantly improve your mood.
Setting up your home gym and sticking to a workout routine is a big commitment. That’s why it’s important to get the lighting right in your home exercise space so you can keep your mood up while working out. Light quality has a direct effect on our mood — which is why we naturally feel happier when the sun is out. If the space you have chosen for your home gym gets gloomy — like a garage space — then that’s all the more reason to pay extra attention to your lighting. Now that we know how important lighting is to your workout space, let’s find out how you can use lighting control systems to perfect your gym lighting.
LED Lights are the Way to Go
If you want energy efficient lighting with maximum control, you should consider LED lights for your home gym
LED lights allow for integration of smart devices like smartphones, tablets, and smart speakers.
When you are planning your lighting landscape for your home gym, the first thing you should consider is the type of light you want to use. For a home gym space, we recommend using LED bulbs over any other type of lighting. LEDs are not only energy efficient, they can also be integrated as part of your smart lighting system.
Use Your Lighting Controls to Adjust Light Quality
When you opt for LED lights, you are able to closely control your individual lighting preferences
You can easily adjust your LED lighting quality from your tablet.
When it comes to lighting, there are two main factors to consider when it comes to lighting quality. Unlike fluorescent lighting, LED lights allow you to closely control the brightness and color temperature of your new home gym. These different settings allow you to change the quality of light depending on the natural light from outside, your mood, or your workout for the day. For example, if you’re doing yoga you might want a warmer and dimmer setting to promote relaxation and healing. If you’re doing a highly technical HIIT workout, you will definitely want some brighter, cooler lighting. Luckily, you can integrate your home gym LEDs with your lighting control system and change the lighting using a smart device.
Place Your Lights in the Best Possible Area
Your lighting placement can affect your attitude almost as much as the light quality
Track lighting is highly customizable.
To make sure that your lighting in your home gym is optimized for a great workout, you should also consider the light placement. It is recommended that you evenly space out your lights in your exercise space to avoid over lighting in one spot. You may have to try out different lighting setups to find out which one works best for you. When it comes to light placement, you can get creative and design your lighting landscape however you want.
Use The Best Lights for Your Home Gym
Let’s go over a few types of lighting that you can use for your home gym space
An example of recessed lighting in a home gym.
Now that we know a little more about how to best light your home gym, let’s go over some specific types of lighting and they affect a gym setting. Depending on your space, you may find yourself using a combination of these three types of lights:
For most gym spaces, we recommend overhead lighting. Overhead lighting can easily fill a room with light and is out of the way of your exercise space. It’s important to install either recessed lighting or track lighting so that you can move freely around your gym. Track lighting has the extra advantage of being highly adjustable, meaning you can change the direction of your lighting depending on your workout.
On the other hand, there are some overhead lights you should try to avoid. Hanging lights, for example, would be difficult to avoid while you’re working out.
Floor Lamps or Table Lamps
If you aren’t able to install overhead lighting, or your overhead lighting is insufficient, you can use floor lamps to brighten up your home gym. When looking for a floor lamp for your home gym, get one that is adjustable so you can find the best angle once you bring the lamp into your gym space. Table lamps will work similarly, so it’s best to go for the adjustable option as well.
A change in lighting setup can really change the whole vibe and appearance of your space. When you choose to install a lighting control system with LEDs in your home gym, you are choosing to improve your home exercise experience. You never know what you can achieve with the right lighting!