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Light and Painting

An interaction that leads to success

Professional lighting is an essential factor in paint shops to achieve good production results. Only the slightest light reflections due to poor lighting can seriously distort the results of hard work. 

Bright and evenly illuminated workplaces also make it easier for employees to detect small dents or paint damage. 

We therefore recommend daylight-like illumination with a high colour rendering index for your company.

In addition, both statutory and personal requirements for lighting must be taken into account. The lighting in your paint shop, for example, must meet certain protective factors. Furthermore, you are certainly interested in high efficiency and easy and quick installation. 

We would be happy to support you with professional lighting advice and planning to create an efficient working environment.

Legal requirements

Special legal regulations apply to paint shops when it comes to light and lighting. You can find out what these are here.


Illuminance, measured in "lux", is prescribed by law for most commercial applications. Different lux values apply for different areas of activity.  

The values stated refer to the amount of light reaching the ground. They therefore influence how much light needs to be mounted on the ceiling. 

Painting and inspection: 1000 lux 

Assembly work: 500 Lux 

Repair work: 750 Lux 

spray booth: 1000 Lux

Colour rendering index & glare

Especially in paint shops it is essential that the light reflects the surrounding colours as naturally as possible.

The CRI (= color rendering index) provides information about the color rendering of light. 

Luminaires for professional, craft businesses should have a CRI of at least >80. The best choice in areas where colour plays such a special role as in paint shops are luminaires with a CRI of >90 to achieve optimum results. 

Colour rendering index of some lamps: 

Incandescent lamp up to 100 LED: 65 -97 

OLED: 80 - 90  

Fluorescent lamp white de luxe: 85 - 98  

White fluorescent lamp: 70 - 84  

Standard fluorescent lamp: 50 - 90 

In paint shops, the lighting should not reflect on the high-gloss surfaces. Uniform illumination is therefore of great importance. Furthermore, the lights must not dazzle under any circumstances, as this is not only perceived as annoying but can lead to accidents and hazards. 

Glare can be prevented by specially developed optics, but the mounting height and angle are also important prerequisites for safe working.  

In order to identify which luminaires cause more or less glare, the degree of glare is measured in the so-called UGR value. For painting, repair and inspection work, we recommend a UGR value of 19.

Luminaires for endangered business premises

Depending on the design of your spray or paint booth, the luminaires must be explosion-proof. You can recognise this by the D and EX markings shown on the right.

You can find a selection of explosion-proof luminaires in our shop. 

We strongly advise against using diffuser luminaires in spray booths, as they are susceptible to deposits of paint residues. We also advise you to regularly remove paint residues from your lights and to install additional protection in the form of metal sheets or glass covers.

Water and Dust Protection Paint Shop

Not only protection against dust and fine mist, but also protection against water is of considerable relevance in paint shops. Both are represented in the IP protection of the luminaire. Here, protection against foreign bodies and contact is the first digit, the second digit refers to protection against moisture.  

What exactly the two digits mean and the differences between them are explained in our YouTube video.

Perfect products for your paint shop

We have selected products that are ideally suited for the respective application areas in your paint shop. We give a four-year guarantee on all products. And to save you from downtime, we guarantee that we will deliver your products within 48 hours. In addition, we provide tips for quick and easy installation on our YouTube channel.

Art.-Nr.: EY224
Efficient EX luminaire for Zone 2-22 The Watex by Airfal is an efficient ATEX LED lu…

€220.15 net €185.00

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Art.-Nr.: 10180863
EX luminaire for hazardous areas The EX luminaire ACQUEX LED by ZALUX was developed…

€191.59 net €161.00

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For Lighting in your Painting Booths

Considerable quantities of explosive gases and dust are generated in the painting areas. Observance of the ATEX directives is mandatory. It certifies luminaires whose electronics are appropriately protected and which may therefore be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The EX-certified luminaires from ZALUX offer a very good price-performance ratio in this area. The Acquex and Kratex series are suitable for zones 2,22 and 1,21. 
T8-LED tubes are also suitable for illuminating your paint booth, provided they are adequately protected behind a glass cover. Ensure a CRI of ideally >90 to guarantee the most natural colour rendering possible.
Art.-Nr.: 10107932
The EX-light "ACQUEX 158 E PC INOX" from ZALUX is perfectly suitable for use in EX-Zone 2…

€73.78 net €62.00

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Art.-Nr.: EY324
Efficient EX luminaire for Zone 2-22The Watex by Airfal is an efficient ATEX LED luminair…

€279.65 net €235.00

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Art.-Nr.: EW324
Efficient EX luminaire for Zone 2-22 Airfal's WATEX is an efficient ATEX LED luminai…

€172.55 net €145.00

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Art.-Nr.: 10107930
The EX-lamp T5 "ZALUX Acquex 2x49W" is perfectly suited for use in EX-Zone 2, 22 in accor…

€73.78 net €62.00

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Get the most out of your workplace - with the perfect lighting solution! We offer professional and non-binding lighting planning and consulting for almost every application. With the help of these, we not only make it clear how much light is needed in different places, but also which luminaires are suitable and the best place to install them. Naturally, we keep the legal requirements in mind and take your personal preferences regarding design and price level into account. Request your professional lighting calculation now and receive your perfect lighting design - within 24 hours.

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