Which kind of light do you recommend for a home gym in the basement? Neon Light? Bulb? Bright or not? Another much more advanced solution (light voice controlled, dimmer...)?
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Here is a whole thread on it.
Good bit of info in here if I remember correctly
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07-12-2011, 10:10 AM #3
Depends how much money you are willing to spend, and whether or not you want the job looking professional. If it were going in a basement or garage, I'd install some cheap ballasts & run full spectrum natural light florescent tubes. You want your gym well lit with good light bulbs that simulate sunlight. Cheap lighting is very fatiguing and could hinder your motivation for workouts.
Track lighting looks nice, clean, and professional, but it's much more expensive.
07-12-2011, 10:12 AM #4
You need a rack, a bench, and a 300-lb Olympic weight set. Now, what was your question?
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I'm using fluorescents. Sorry as I can't recall which Kelvin they are . I'm using the T8 style which are 1" in diameter , and the ballasts are solid state , meaning no hum. 4 footers consume 33watts , so not to terribly bad .
I'm not a big fan of LED room lighting , as they don't put out a very good source of light . In fact there doing studies right now that are showing health issues because of the huge spike in the blue light that they emit .
It's effecting people's sleep patterns which is contributing to all sorts of health issues .
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I use a bunch of these Pixi LED panels from Home Depot. http://m.homedepot.com/b/Lighting-Ce...5yc1vZbvn5Zbi0
I chose the 4000K daylight temp. I have 6 1x4 and 1 2x2 in a ~400 sq ft gym, then more in the gym "annex". It's super bright. I went with this particular one because our basement ceiling is low and these come down only about a half an inch. I had a globe lights before, I smacked one once and decided to replace the lot. These are not cheap, but they use little electricity and are terrific!
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