Roller Skating Rink Lighting
During the 80s, roller skating rinks were all the rage for a good time on a Friday night. While they aren’t quite as popular as they once were, they still manage to retain their charm and retro feel while appealing to a new generation of skating fans.
When it comes to roller skating rink lighting, there are a few things you need to know to make your location look its best to draw in crowds. Here are 3 tips for mastering this area of lighting tailored to the unique nature of your business.
most rink have boring lighting disco ball laser optical lighting. some times rope lighting along the barrier wall. some rinks get so dark you want to avoid the corners. the worst ones have drak colored barrier walls. and people in dark clothing disappear when they dim the lights. I saw a video of a rinl in la with barrier walls that glowed.
that would be a fix for dark rinks. was Razorlux lighting and florescent pigment mixed into the rollon might be interesting. I’m sure it’s been done pretty much everything has been. getting the floor and perhaps the wall to florescence, wuld help the dark corners and might look cool too.just idle thoughts but was talking with a rink operator about lighting the other day, and wasn’t able to take advantage of his ear.
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Model of 400w led flood light
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|Working Temperature||-40C ~ 60C / -40F ~ 140F|
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Roller Skating Rink Lighting Designs
Plan for between 13,000 and 14,500 square feet for the skating floor. Choose a floor surface, such as concrete or wood. Choose a basic shape, either rectangular or oval, for the floor. Plan on a 5 foot wall (or taller) around the floor with an opening into the non-skating areas of the rink.
Plan the entrance to funnel guests to the skate rental station. From there, design an open sitting area where people can put on their skates. Also have an immediate access to a locker area where people can lock away their possessions.
Plan for a concession area. Typically, there are two sides to the entrance of the rink itself. On one side is the sitting area and on the other, an area with tables and a concession stand. Locate bathrooms between the locker facilities and the concession stand.
Consider designing your rink with a theme, for instance, the 1950s. Add in jukeboxes to the concession area. Have the front end of a classic car coming out of a wall. Use tables that look like those from a 50s diner. Whatever the theme, use it to give your rink atmosphere.
Design with surround sound and lighting in mind. You want the music to be easily heard from all corners of the rink. Disco balls and colored lighting are typically used throughout the evening. Have spotlights and if you use strobes, be sure to post a warning at the door.
1. Don’t overdo it
One of the biggest mistakes made in roller skating rink lighting is to install too many powerful light fixtures in the space. A skating rink should have lights to offer visibility for safety without being too bright or powerful that it detracts from the vibe. A skating rink has its own unique dimly lit atmosphere punctuated by colorful strobe lights or rotating spotlights to add pizzazz.
The key is to make general lighting used in areas where it is absolutely necessary, such as bathrooms, entryways, stairs or rails, or concessions area, yet you maintain that dimly lit quality associated with the rink area itself. Of course, you will want to make sure you have the option of employing brighter general lighting solutions over the rink itself as needed for certain events or cleaning purposes.
2. Opt for LED if possible
One of the biggest expenses for this type of business is roller skating rink lighting costs. This is partly because a rink may run lights continuously during business hours when they aren’t needed. It is also usually linked to an improper bulb type being utilized over more efficient options on the market. While many older rinks employed halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent, there is a better choice on the market today.
With LED technology, you get a lamp type which offers a better spectrum of color temperature, longer lasting lamp life, lower energy consumption to drastically reduce operating costs, and a clearer output of illumination in general. Another benefit of LED over other options is that it doesn’t have the heat loss of other units, so the lamp won’t get too hot or add heat to the space. Best of all, LED now comes in everything from tube lights for troffers to spotlights for colorful lighting.
3. Play with temperature
Many people think that to create a warm setting they have to reduce lumen output as the only way to do so. Lumens determine the brightness or the illumination level. When you reduce lumens, you do create a warmer, dimmer vibe, but you also reduce visibility.
A better way to create a warmer environment is by keeping the lumens the same for visibility matters but choosing a warmer temperature in lamps. A warm temperature tends to be closer to the yellow side of the spectrum, around a 2700-5600k on the scale would suffice, and it lets you create an illusion of dimness and warmth without compromising on visibility by way of lumens.
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