LED High Bays
Light Distribution with Linear High Bay and Low Bay Fixtures
Linear LED high bay and low bay fixtures are available in a variety of light distributions including medium beam fixtures and wide light distribution designs. Narrow and medium distribution fixtures have a Type 1 or Type 5 light distribution. These distribution types are ideal for aisles or higher ceilings. Placing fixtures parallel to aisles is approximately 50 percent more efficient than a perpendicular alignment and helps decrease eye strain. This layout is also easier to control with motion sensors. Wide distribution fixtures give off a broader light distribution and are better suited for open layouts to provide a uniform light for commercial buildings and areas. Fixture with a medium light distribution are somewhere in between. The light distribution is round rather than linear, but the beam is more concentrated, casting very little of the light outside of a 0-270 degree zone.
Round High Bays and Low Bays
Round LED high bay light engines designed for junction/pendant mount offer up to 100,000 life hours with 18,000-24,000 initial lumens. Dimmable high bay fixtures are not affected by frequent on-off cycles and won't lose lifespan when used with motion sensors. Common applications include retail stores, warehouses, gyms, industrial areas, and commercial buildings. 80 CRI is superior color rendering compared to traditional lighting. Shop natural white 4000K and sunlight equivalent 5000K color temperatures.
Mounting Height for High Bays and Low Bays
The mounting height is how high the light source is from the floor, meaning the distance from floor to fixture instead of floor to ceiling. Some fixtures are designed for chain mounting and require a minimum suspension distance from the ceiling while others can be surface mounted. It's possible for surface mounted fixtures to require a minimum distance of recessed space between ceiling and fixture for ventilation.
LED Replacement High and Low Bays
When selecting a linear LED high bay, consider Lumens put out by the fixture compared to your current high bay lighting. This is a better indication for which fixture is right for you instead of just the wattage equivalent. Also, be sure to check the color temperature before making a decision. A lower number Kelvin means the light is warmer, closer to incandescents, which is not be the best choice for a commercial space. A higher number Kelvin means the light is cooler, closer to blue. Color temperatures of 4000 Kelvin and higher are better suited for commercial applications because this type of light helps increase productivity and decrease eyestrain. Some LED high bays can be dimmed to 10% when paired with a compatible 0-10 Volt dimmer. Check the product description and specifications, or give us a call for help picking the right high bay fixtures for your application.