If you’re tasked with designing a gym or a swimming pool area, having the right lighting in place can make all the difference. Lighting can highlight appealing features within your gym and can create a positive mood for your clients. Above all, well-designed gym lighting can create an environment that your customers will want to spend time in.

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What is gym lighting?

Gym lighting is the commercial lighting system that you install into your facility. It can take on a range of forms, depending on the style and design of your gym, and encompasses both internal and external fittings.

Why is gym lighting important?

Gym lighting is important as it can help to transform a facility and is a crucial element of good design. You can skillfully use lighting to create a welcoming and motivating environment, which will draw in new customers and increase satisfaction among existing clients. Gym lighting design supports your overall brand and style – and there are many ways you can manipulate it to achieve different goals.

What is the process that Harled follow?

We have a wealth of experience in designing lighting installations for gyms. First of all, we offer a free survey and inspection of your premises to help you understand your current set-up. Upon appointment, we will then provide a full design service from start to finish, which encompasses project management throughout. We can involve you as much or as little as you would like in the process, but we always encourage our clients to give us as much information as possible about the type of environment they are looking to create, any other building design projects taking place, the type of clientele you want to attract and any particular inspiration you have taken from elsewhere.

CAD format drawings and 3D visuals

Once we have taken a brief from you, our experience team of commercial lighting designers will produce intricate CAD format drawings to help you visualise our recommendations, and 3D visuals to show what the finished installation will look like in your gym. We are happy to adapt our drawings and visuals until our clients are completely satisfied – working with your feedback along the entire design process.

Energy calculations and management

At Harled Lighting, an important consideration of our design is energy efficiency. Your gym lighting is likely to be in full use for long periods of each day, so it is important that your system is efficient. Poor lighting efficiency can lead to substantial extra running costs and increased carbon usage. We will visit and inspect each premises we work with, providing free lighting calculations and advice, focusing on cost, kwh and carbon usage. Furthermore, we can provide information on energy payback, which can often be less than two years with the right system in place. There are also finance options available to help further reduce your lighting costs.


Once you have your lighting design finalised, it’s time to get it installed. We work with a range of lighting installation companies that regularly fit out systems for gyms. We’re therefore happy to provide recommendations of some of the best companies in the field, should you require assistance in this area.

Book in your visit and free survey today

We can visit your organisation and provide lighting calculations and free energy saving advice, providing accurate information on monetary, kWh and carbon savings. So, if you would like to find out more about lighting design and commercial energy efficiency, give us a call today. We will carry out a free lighting survey on your gym, so that you’re ready to progress to the next step if you decide to.