The Essential Guide To Gym Lighting Design

Flickering fluorescent panels are a thing of the past.

An often-overlooked element of design, the right lighting can totally transform a run of the mill gym into something that has the ability to inspire and motivate. Getting creative with colour and shape can create talking points and give your space something to stand out from the rest.

Switching up your gym lighting can also have cost-saving benefits, traditional fluorescent lighting can not only be costly but also extremely inefficient. Upgrading to LED has the potential to save you thousands of pounds and can greatly reduce CO2 emissions.

Take a look at some of the key elements for creating the perfect lighting ideal for gyms, health clubs and sports centres.

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Halo Mirrors

Like it or not, ensuring that gym-goers can get that perfect gym selfie is key. Mirror surrounds are the secret sauce for creating a flattering light that helps you look your best.

Occupancy Sensors

With the majority of gyms being open 24/7 keeping costs down is key. Occupancy sensors ensure that the lights are only on when the gym is in use, saving unnecessary costs.

Colour Temperature

The goal to have a bright and evenly lit gym. Bright and creative lighting can inspire and motivate your clients whilst remaining functional. Sticking to a colour temperature of 4000k will ensure the gym is correctly illuminated whilst encouraging an energetic atmosphere.

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Wireless Controls

Control the lighting straight from your phone. Change the colour, dim the lights and turn them off completely from the touch of a button. An ideal solution for where you want to tailor the atmosphere to an intense or relaxing environment.

Case Study : JD Gyms Plymouth

The lighting at JD Gyms Plymouth isn’t just functional; it’s designed to elevate your surroundings and enhance your workout experience. From the custom-crafted arrow-shaped LED Linear luminaires that grace the ceilings to the halo-lit mirrors, perfect for those post-gym selfies, every element contributes to creating an incredible atmosphere that sets JD Gyms apart from the rest.

One of the latest additions to this innovative gym is the Booty Builder area, thoughtfully equipped for sculpting your glutes. Suspended above this dedicated space is our Tron Octagon measuring a whopping 2.5m on each side, thoughtfully designed to complement the gym’s unique octagonal ceiling.

Pick The Right Products


Exclusive to Prolight Design. Creativity knows no bounds; continuous lines, fixed lengths and shapes are all possible. Our full Bespoke service allows the complete configuration of the Tron system including the size, colour finish and more complex lighting solutions such as RGBW and Casambi Control.

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Channel Extrusions

LED tape and channel provide a contemporary and minimalist lighting solution. With the added flexibility of getting creative with colour, allowing you to further enhance the atmosphere and echo your branding through the lighting.

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Efficient and low maintenance, highbays are the ideal solution for a gym. A real workhorse for recreational and commercial applications, due to their long life span and robust construction.


Downlights are a staple for many applications, enabling you to direct the lights specifically where you need it the most.

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