Introduction to High Bay Lighting
Usually found in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, gymnasiums, factories and big-box retail stores, high bays are typically used to light up a large indoor space. High bay light fixtures are usually installed in spaces with ceiling heights higher than 15-20 feet. The lighting in these spaces usually needs to cover a lot of vertical space as well as horizontal and therefore needs fixtures that produce a very bright Lumen output and reflects light horizontally. Many high bay light fixtures are designed to produce a diffused light to help reduce glare. High bays are typically suspension mounted using chains or hooks, but they may also have the option of being surface mounted depending on the fixture.
Types of High Bay
High bay light fixtures were traditional found in metal halide or pressure sodium technologies, however, this has changed to more efficient technologies such as fluorescent and LED lighting.
LED high bay lighting is the most energy-efficient option on the market. Designed for warehouse lighting, recreation centers, hangars, and storage facilities, these indoor commercial lighting fixtures improve visibility and worker safety while enhancing productivity. LED high bay fixtures are instant on and do not lose life hours from constant on-off cycles the way metal halide (HID) and fluorescent fixtures do. Since the rated life hours of LEDs are significantly higher than other light sources, they do not need to be replaced as often which cuts down on maintenance and replacement costs. The higher efficacy of high bay LED's means less power is consumed to achieve the same light output produced by traditional light sources, which helps you save money on energy costs. Our LED high bay lighting is available in linear and round fixtures, with or without LED bulbs, and emitting a range of Lumen outputs.
Advances in high-intensity fluorescent technology have resulted in the creation of powerful fluorescent high-bays: large, rectangular light fixtures designed to distribute bright, even, energy efficient lighting over wide areas with ceilings higher than 15 feet. Mounting options vary depending on the fixture, but are often suspended or chain mounted. Frequently paired with 4, 6, 8 or 12 high-output T5 or T8 fluorescent tubes, these fixtures can improve light quality in buildings. Fluorescent high bays can save up to 50 percent in energy costs when replacing traditional HID lamps. Because they emit less heat, it also often results in lower air conditioning costs. Our high bay fluorescent fixtures are available in T5 and T8 bulb options in a range of lengths, widths, and start methods.