Common Benefits Of LED High Bay Light


In the field of lighting, the high bay is a fixture tha […]

In the field of lighting, the high bay is a fixture that you would find in a warehouse, a factory, a gymnasium, or any large open area with relatively high ceilings. Many existing high bay lighting and low bay lighting applications utilize high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as metal halide, or high pressure sodium lamps.


Despite their widespread use, HID lamps utilize antiquated technology that costs building managers both directly and indirectly. Specifically, using HID lamps will result in: higher than necessary energy costs, frequently maintenance costs and poor lighting performance. These issues can all be addressed by converting your existing lighting to LED.


Energy Savings

Energy savings is a primary driver behind why you should evaluate LED lighting for your building or facility. Common wattages for LED high bay fixtures can range from 95 Watts to 495 Watts. If we compare this wattage to a typical HID high bay fixture that same range is 175 watts to 1000 watts. So by switching to LED lighting you are immediately reducing your energy consumption by 40%-60%.


Maintenance Cost Reduction

By converting to LED’s you will also see a dramatic reduction in the maintenance of your high bay light fixtures. This is due to the way LEDs generate light, and the way they progress through their functional life. Instead of ceasing to function properly once a fuel source is significantly reduced, LED generated light output degrades very slowly over time. As a result the functional life of an LED product can be significantly longer than that of an HID Lamp, therefore drastically reducing the maintenance load required.


Lighting Performance

Finally, lighting performance is a critical factor in evaluating the move to a different type of lighting. From a performance standpoint, LED’s are a head-and-shoulders above their HID counterparts.


LED’s utilize a multi-point design, meaning they distributed light on the intended surface very evenly. Meaning that light levels across a given surface will vary less between fixture mounting locations. In addition to the even distribution of light, LEDs are available in a range of CCT’s (Correlated Color Temperatures), and as a result provide a range of options to increase the visual perception of “brightness”.


In contrast HID fixtures produce a “bright spot” directly underneath the fixture with light levels decreasing drastically as the distance between fixtures increases.