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LED Metal Building Lighting

Metal buildings are a popular type of structure that offer affordability and incredible durability. Whether you’re building a garage or outfitting a shed on your property, having the right LED lights for metal buildings is key!


Carports and RV carports are prime opportunities for metal building lights. Our products are designed to hold up incredibly well to inclement weather and function perfectly for years. 

Metal Garages

Obviously, the most common structures on our list are metal garages and workshops. Be sure to check out our garage page for more specific lighting details! 


Workshops are often contained within metal buildings. These durable and affordable spaces are great for DIY enthusiasts and professionals – and LED provides bright, balanced lighting for even the most involved tasks. 


Metal storage buildings can offer plenty of space for tools, equipment, and other items that need to be stored securely. Our LED lights are designed to be weather resistant, shatterproof, and durable.  

Mancave Structures

For backyards and private pieces of land, man caves can offer a comfortable yet no-frills space for relaxation and entertainment.


Metal buildings can also be converted into greenhouses. No matter the temperature or humidity, LED fixtures are designed to withstand incredible temperature ranges.

Why LED Lighting for Your Metal Building?

In terms of popularity, LED lighting is overtaking incandescent and fluorescent bulbs for a variety of reasons. 

Lower Energy Bills 

One of the biggest reasons that LED lights are phasing out older lighting technologies (like incandescent and fluorescent bulbs) comes down to energy efficiency and longevity. In fact, they consume up to 80% less energy than these traditional lighting sources. Switching to LED means cheaper electric bills and a lower carbon footprint. 

Long Lifespan

LED lights are made of sturdy materials that resist shock, vibration, and inclement weather. Based on the average metal building’s wear and tear, this makes them an ideal choice. 

When you choose LED lighting, you’ve got fixtures that should last up to 50,000 hours. You won’t replace them as frequently as traditional lights – and that saves you money on maintenance costs. 


There are endless opportunities to install LEDs throughout your property, whether you need a 4-foot LED light under a cupboard or a low-bay overhead fixture installed on the ceiling. 

LED lights also come in many colors and brightness levels. Workshops might benefit from cooler, bluer lights to simulate natural daylight. Using warmer, yellower lights would create more comfortable atmospheres in man caves 

Lower Heat Output

In a metal building, the last thing you want is to increase the temperature on a hot summer day. LED lighting puts out far less heat than incandescent bulbs, and that cuts energy consumption (especially when it comes to air conditioning).


LED lights provide incredible visibility in large or small metal buildings. This superior quality goes a long way to keep people from avoiding accidents or mistakes. 

What Do I Need to Light a Metal Building? 

With so many products on the market today, it can feel challenging to choose the right lighting option for your space. 

Pick your Fixture

We recommend selecting one or two products based on aesthetics and your space’s needs. Our Fixture Finder is a great place to start.  

Consider the Brightness

A 20x40 metal building and garden shed will require different levels of intensity. In such a small (and often reflective) space, you’ll need to ensure that you pick the right intensity. Since LED lighting options range from 30 to 150 foot candles, our foot candle guide was developed to remove the guesswork

Speak to an Expert

Whether you’re lighting a metal RV carport or man cave, Lumen Right has all of the tools you need to achieve lighting perfection. Need some extra advice? Not to worry: Our professional lighting layout will help you determine the number and location of your LED products.

Lumen Right for Your Metal Building Lighting Needs

LED lights for metal buildings offer energy efficiency, durability, brightness, and plenty of customization. Use them for a wide range of applications. If you need a durable and affordable space for hobbies, businesses, or other activities, a metal building with LED lighting can provide the perfect solution.