So what are High Bay Lights?
As their name implies, LED High Bay Lights are used to illuminate spaces with high ceilings. That usually means ceilings ranging from 20 feet to approximately 45 feet. Low-bay lights, on the other hand, are used for ceilings 20 feet and under. Because a high-ceiling location has more space to fill, a high-bay by definition is a powerful light source that can brighten up a large area.
Given their placement, high-bay lights are natural fits for commercial and industrial uses. They have multiple applications across a range of industries, including workshops, factories, and assembly lines.
You will also see high-bay lights in large recreational facilities and gyms. These lights are excellent for illuminating storage facilities and warehouses as well. They can be used for large conference halls, event centers, or indeed for any place that needs lighting from an elevation of more than 20 feet. They are even used in hangars and other large, cavernous buildings.
One of the benefits of high-bay lighting is that it provides clear, uniform lighting of what’s below it with little glare. Different kinds of reflectors can accomplish different kinds of illumination tasks for high-bay lights. Aluminum reflectors make light from the fixtures flow directly down to the floor, while prismatic reflectors create a more diffused lighting useful for illuminating shelves and other elevated objects in space.
Numerous types of fixtures can be used when setting up high-bay lights. These include LED lights, induction lights, metal halide lights, and fluorescent lights. Each of these types of high-bay fixtures has its pros and cons. For instance, LED lights to offer extremely long life and energy efficiency but require a bigger initial investment, while traditional incandescent lights are less expensive to purchase initially but don’t last as long and use more energy.
Besides having different costs and efficiencies, there are several types of fixtures available for high-bay lights. Round high-bay lights, linear high-bays, architectural high-bays, and grid-mount high-bays all offer different light qualities and coverage styles. The type of light best for you can depend on your personal taste as well as what tasks you’ll be performing under it.
Having various fixtures and bulbs to choose from means you will have to do some research before determining what is best for you. For example, if you ask “How bright are 450w high-bay lights?”, the answer depends on multiple factors. A 450-watt metal halide light will be about as bright as a 200-watt LED light, and cooler color temperatures typically have a higher lumen output per watt. Our expert staff can assist you with your questions to make the best selection.
The right high-bay lighting choice can increase safety while maximizing energy efficiency and boosting productivity. Companies like LEPRO offer many different types of High Bay Lights.
In our 21st century, efficient electricity is more important than ever. So choosing the right lights for your building is mission-critical. It can define your overall costs of operating and eventual profitability for years to come. In other words, you don’t want a huge electric bill that will destroy your profits so pay attention to lighting and what it will actually cost you.
Clearly, the most important attribute is to use the LED.
LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. It is key to success.
Here are 15 reasons to use LED lighting.
1. LED Light Lifespan:
Easily the most significant advantage of LEDs, when compared to traditional lighting solutions, is the long lifespan. The average LED lasts 50,000 operating hours to 100,000 operating hours or more. That is 2-4 times as long as most fluorescent, metal halide, and even sodium vapor lights. It is more than 40 times as long as the average incandescent bulb.
Less frequent replacement means two big things: lower maintenance costs in terms of labor and lower costs for replacement parts (because the bulbs simply do not fail for a long time).
2. LED Energy Efficiency:
LEDs generally consume very low amounts of power. The statistics to look for when comparing the energy efficiency of different lighting solutions are called by one of two terms: luminous efficacy or useful lumens. These two items essentially describe the amount of light emitted per unit of power (watts) consumed by the bulb.
In our experience, most LED lighting retrofit projects to result in a 60-75% improvement in the overall energy efficiency of the facility’s lighting. Depending on the existing lights and the particular LEDs installed, the savings could be more than 90%. You can read a few case studies here.
For a few comparisons between LEDs and the rest of the lighting technologies out there, read the following links:
- LED vs CFL (compact fluorescent lights)
- LED vs Fluorescent Lights
- LED vs HID (high-intensity discharge lights; e.g. metal halide)
- LED vs HPS (high-pressure sodium lights)
- LED vs Incandescent Lights
- LED vs LPS (low-pressure sodium lights)