Types Of High Bay Lights

Types Of High Bay Lights

Manufacturing units, gymnasiums, warehouses, large department stores, factories, conference halls, event centres, indoor sports arenas, fitness centres, and all large-scale stores all employ high bay lighting. They provide to be an ideal application where standard lighting fails to offer adequate illumination. Their high power-to-size ratio makes them a preferred choice. However, technology has evolved through time and we have a variety of High Bay Lights available in the market.

Based on the fixture and coverage style, common High Bays available are:
  • UFO High Bays or the Round High Bays are circular-shaped lamps that quite resemble the shape of a UFO. They are compact in size and offer an easy-to-setup and install design that makes them a popular choice. Other than that they offer exceptional longevity and high lumen output. The design produces highly concentrated illumination while also being energy-efficient and low-maintenance.
  • Linear High Bay are long tube lights ideal for areas that require High Bay lighting that covers a larger area than a traditional UFO light. A broader beam angle allows them to illuminate a larger space while using fewer lumens. They are a simple and cost-effective solution to your lighting requirement.
  • Vapor Tight High Bay are long tube lights similar to the Linear High Bay lights but are used in areas with comparatively lower ceilings, minimised glare, and dust, water or dirt. They are dust free and waterproof and can easily be cleaned using a hose or lower pressure washers.
Based on the lighting style, common High Bays available are: 
  • Metal Halide (MH) lights are high-intensity discharge (HID) type gas discharge lamps that produces light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides.
  • High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights also belong to the family of high-intensity discharge lamps that use a combination of metals and gasses in the glass tube to produce an orange-white light.
  • Fluorescent High Bay or CFL makes use of fluorescent lamps to illuminate the area. They come in two different fittings- T5 and T8 which implies basically the tube size. The wider gauge tubes, the less accurate is the beam angle.
  • Plasma High Bay Lights are a type of electrode-less gas-discharge lamp that is energised by radio frequency power. They have proven to offer longer bulb lifespans, improved colour rendition, higher lumens and better dimmable performance as compared to any traditional high-intensity discharge lamp.
  • LED High Bay lights have revolutionised the industry. It is a solid-state type of lighting that uses a semiconductor diode which glows when voltage is applied. As technology has improved over the years, the lumen output of LEDs has increased exponentially and today they can outperform practically any other type of commercially available light source.

We can also further categorise them based on their mounting style and other specification. For more information and specialised services, contact us.

Why choose LED high bay lights over traditional fixtures? 

LED High Bays have been a game changer in the industry. They offer a large number of advantages over the traditional High bay Lights, making them a popular choice among the masses. Recent market trends have shown a drastic increase in the demand for LEDs than any other lighting solutions, let's see why!

Advantages of LED High Bays

LED lights report energy savings of up to 80% and savings on maintenance costs. Keep reading to know more in detail. 

Energy Efficiency: LED High Bay prove to be an energy-efficient solution with less consumption of electricity. As compared to traditional High Bay solutions, they use lesser power and can save you money in utility costs. Not only do LED lights generate light differently, but they also distribute light differently than conventional lighting solutions, which results in less energy required to provide the same output. Also, they generate less heat than traditional lights. This keeps the facility cool even in summer without stressing the environment.

Easy Installation: A common misconception is that it is difficult to install an LED but it is not. LED installation is a quick task and is ergonomically friendly for installers.

Low Maintenance: Once the installation is done, LEDs offer a more cost-effective option as they have no maintenance cost involved. LED lights have a lifespan that is four to forty times longer than many conventional lighting solutions.

Quality Performance: LEDs can aid in creating a high-quality working environment. They produce white light that is closer to natural daylight than regular bulbs, and thus provide more contrast and help the workers focus better with clearer vision. When it comes to colour rendering index (CRI), correlated colour temperature (CCT), and foot candles, there is no comparison to LED lighting.

Advanced Technology: LED fixtures are a smart way to deal with your lighting requirements. They come with technology features that respond to your space, which makes it more energy efficient.

Long Durability: The cost-effective, low-maintenance lighting solutions provide high durability. They are tough and much less likely to shatter or break. 

Difference between LED High Bays and other high bay lights
  • Metal Halide lights take the longest to warm up and reach the normal operating temperature and get less efficient when run at less than full operating power. This reduces the lifespan of the lighting system. Whereas the LED have a longer lifespan than any other lighting solution. A longer life span means that you won’t have to change the lights often and with low maintenance, the LEDs prove to be a cheaper and cost-effective lighting solution.
  • Sodium Vapor lights have the worst colour rendering on the market and require a longer warm-up time than the LEDs but not as long as the Metal Halide lights. As much as they might offer various advantages over other High Bay lights, they dramatically fail in front of the LED which offers a cheaper selling price, higher energy efficiency with low operating costs, and a relatively longer lifespan.
  • Fluorescent lights come with cheaper initial costs and relatively higher efficiency, especially when compared to other conventional bulbs. But its biggest downside is the presence of mercury which is a hazardous element that requires proper waste disposal procedures. They also have a decreased lifetime when they’re switched on and off. And they need a ballast to stabilise the light.
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