High Bay Light – Something You Must Know | Hishine

High bay lamp is a kind of high energy-efficient indoor LED lamp, which can be widely used in industrial plants, production workshops, supermarkets, sports and entertainment venues, and warehouses.


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High bay lamps are an important part of modern industrial lighting. Traditional high bay lamps often use 250W, 400W, 500W, and 1000W metal halide lamps. Metal halide lamps emit 360 degrees of light. The disadvantage of large light loss has caused a huge waste of energy. Therefore, the development of new high-efficiency, energy-saving, long-life, high color rendering index, and environmentally friendly LED high bay lights is of great significance to national industrial lighting energy conservation. High bay lighting is closely related to industrial production. LED high bay lighting has gradually entered people’s field of vision with its advantages of directional light emission, low power consumption, good driving characteristics, fast response, high shock resistance, long service life, and environmental protection. LED light source lamps It has become a new generation of energy-saving light source that has the most advantage of replacing traditional light sources in the world. Therefore, LED high bay lights will become the best choice for lighting energy-saving transformation in the field of traditional large-scale industrial factory lighting, and it is also the general trend.

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Achieve maximum efficiency with industrial high compartment lighting

Understanding LED High Bays As mentioned earlier, LED high bays are specially designed lights that are typically used in large spaces with ceiling heights of 20 to 40 feet. Depending on the requirements and design of your facility, you can attach these high bay lights to the ceiling using chains or directly. Just like other LED lights, high bay lights come in a variety of options, each designed specifically to meet different needs. Although distinguishing them can be a daunting task, the following points can help you choose the method that is best for your commercial or industrial environment.


  • Analyze the layout


As a smart buyer, the first thing you must do is – analyze the layout of your setup, because the LED high bay light you choose will vary according to the type of space you have. For example, a 30 foot-candle LED high bay light is usually enough to light a storage room, however, you may need a 50 foot-candle LED high bay light to evenly light a warehouse. Not only that, but retail stores may require brighter lighting (approximately 80 foot-candles) so that all products in the store are visible. Analyzing your facility’s layout plans at the outset will help you ensure you purchase the proper lights for your commercial or industrial setup, and not others.


  • Determine the wattage and lumens you need


Watts are a measure of how much electricity a light consumes while it is in use, while lumens are a unit of measure for the amount of visible light produced by a light source. When it comes to the two, you have to be sure of these two things before making your final buying decision. Also, consider the size and height of your facility before purchasing LED high bay lights, as different lights are considered suitable for different heights. If your space height is between: · 10-15 feet, then you need a bulb that must produce 10,000 – 15,000 lumens · 15-25 feet, then you need a bulb that must produce 16000 – 25,000 lumens · 30-35 feet, then you need a bulb , must produce ≥ 36,000 lumens.


  • Determine the number of lights needed


This is a step where pre-preparing the layout and determining lumens can prove beneficial. Additionally, nearly all well-known lighting brands offer free photometric layouts, which make it easier to determine how many lights your facility needs and the distance between each light. Plus, this comprehensive pre-planning will save you a ton of money by helping you avoid unnecessary fixture installations.


  • Determine the type of high bay light you need


As mentioned earlier, LED high bay lights are available in a variety of designs, which is why it can be difficult to choose the one that is best for your facility. Having said that, LED high bays are mainly divided into two subcategories based on shape: UFO high bays are round; while linear high bays are long. Linear high bays, also known as panel high bays, provide excellent light distribution and are also larger compared to UFO luminaires. They are also considered an ideal replacement for traditional fluorescent lamps T5HO and T8 high bays. On the other hand, the UFO Rack is an excellent choice for large warehouses and has an IP rating for wet locations. Also, when looking for a direct replacement for traditional metal halides, UFO Elevated is the most suitable choice. However, if the project you undertake is a new construction project, your choice of LED high bay will be different. If the ceiling height exceeds 35 feet, it is best to use UFO high bay lights because they have better light output and beam spread than linear LED high bay lights. In addition, the placement of lamps on the ceiling will also affect your choice of high bay lights.


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  •  Manage the voltage of lights


When looking for lighting options for commercial and industrial settings, you may occasionally need high voltage light fixtures. Well, with LED high bays, there is very little need to set the voltage as they automatically adjust to the input voltage. However, you can find LED high bays in the following voltage ranges: 100 – 277 volts 277 – 480 volts 347 – 480 volts.


  • Choose Color Temperature


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Color temperature is a property of light measured on the Kelvin scale. Lights with higher numbers on the Kelvin scale are warmer and yellower, while lights with lower numbers are cooler and bluer. Most people consider color temperatures over 5500K harsh and can cause headaches. That’s why in a home-like environment, no more than 3000K is recommended; however, if you’re looking to replace metal halide fixtures in a larger industrial installation, LED high bays with a color temperature over 5000K are perfect.


  • Consider CRI


Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the ability of a lighting product to display the actual color of different objects. A light source with a 70+ CRI is considered a good choice for large industrial settings, however, for manufacturing units where color may play an important role; choose a light source with a higher CRI (80 – 90). Since different application areas require different LED high bay lights, these recommendations can come in handy in your decision-making process and help you properly light your space.