When and how do I choose High Bay LED lighting?
When deciding on whether to use High Bay LED Lights or a different kind of lighting for your warehouse or large shop the choice mostly depends on the height of your ceiling. Almost all high bay LED fixtures are mounted higher up so the ceiling height is the largest factor when making a decision. If your ceiling height is 25 feet or higher it will require a high bay light. If you try using tubes to light the area the ceiling will be too high in your warehouse and the illumination spread will not be powerful or concentrated enough to illuminate cubic feet properly, unless a high number of T8 type LED lighting is used, increasing the total cost of that system and installation cost to reach beyond the unit cost of a High Bay System. The vice versa applies as well, where if you use high bay LEDs and your ceiling is only 15 feet high, for example, you will have too many lumens per square foot creating an overpowering amount of brightness in the area.
One advantage Omni-Ray Lighting offers is our high powered T8 Link-Able lighting offered in a Quad-Row as an alternative to High Bay that offers a cost per lumen benefit in some mounting options that are available.
We suggest for production areas 8 lumens per square foot as a starting calculation, simply divide the lumen output of the product into that total to get the number of units needed for your area. This will give you a starting point on the matrix or layout of that type of fixture, and whether that fits your mounting surface or ceiling. Replacement of existing fixtures makes this decision much easier, we have UFO Hook Mount to replace existing Hook Mount Metal Halide round fixtures, and Linear High Bay in replacement of Linear Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures.
Quality LED High Bay products offer higher lumen per watt outputs “efficacy rate” or efficiency of the product, a good start is 150 lumens(lm) per watt or more. Many times the additional cost of 200lm per watt for example vs 100lm per watt can be returned in the matter of a few short months, and the cost benefit of energy savings goes on for many more years, and higher quality, simply means longer average life, many up to 250,000+ hours.
A few examples of common buildings to use high bay LEDs in would be a factory, assembly plant, a large warehouse, gyms, barns, other indoor spaces with high ceilings or even specific outdoor areas.
But why LED specifically? Well LED lights use less energy than halogen or fluorescent systems. LED lights consume 10 times less energy than incandescent bulbs and 3 times less energy than fluorescent tubes. You can save on maintenance costs. Those costs include time to report the light outage, the material for repairing non-functional lights, and labor for the replacement.Industrial LED lighting and high bay lights will typically score better in a head-to-head comparisons against most other bulbs when it comes to color rendering index (CRI), correlated color temperature (CCT), and foot candles. Our line of high bay LED lights provides high efficiency, more lumens, less wattage, all giving you a greater ROI.
Improve the visibility and functionality of your large space by installing high bay LED lights. We have occupancy Sensing, Daylight Harvesting, Auto Scheduling, Load Shedding, Task Tuning, Zoning & Group Control, by APP, and Network Control bulbs. All title 24 Compliant. Omni-Ray Lighting now offers a complete programmable with motion sensor option UFO, making a very simple solution for installing High bay with flexibility in your lighting needs in your space.