High bay lighting is a great way to bring natural light into areas of your warehouse that are too high for standard fluorescent lighting, or require more extensive light than can be provided with smaller fixtures. There are many different kinds of high bay lights available, and choosing the right one for your needs can be a challenge. Depending on the size of your building and its specific layout, there are several factors you’ll want to take into account before making a final decision. High bay lighting can be an extremely useful addition to any warehouse, manufacturing facility or storage space. They provide illumination in areas that would otherwise be too high for standard fluorescent lighting and can also serve as an excellent security measure given their visibility into any intruders. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping for high bay lights so they meet your specific needs.
Size of the space
When selecting the best high bay light for your space, the first thing you should take into account is the size of your space. While high bay lights come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, the size of your warehouse will determine what size of high bay light you can actually use. Understanding the size of your warehouse space will also make it easier to determine the brightness of the light you’ll need and how many fixtures you’ll need to cover the entire space. If you’re working with very large warehouse space, you may want to consider installing more than one high bay light in order to make sure the entire space is properly illuminated. However, you’ll want to make sure that each light will cover as much of the space as possible so you don’t end up with any dark areas. In smaller spaces, one high bay light may be enough to provide adequate lighting. Depending on the brightness of the light, it may be enough to cover a space up to 10,000 square feet. Other factors such as where the light fixtures will be installed may come into play as well. If you’re installing the lights high up on the walls, you may need a fixture that is longer in order to reach the desired area.
Next, you’ll want to think about the brightness of the light and how much light you actually need in your space. This can be a challenging factor to take into account as it will depend on many different factors, such as the layout of your warehouse space and the intended use of the area. In general, you’ll want to find a high bay light that is bright enough to cover the entire area, with some extra light coming from the edges. As a general rule of thumb, high bay lights provide enough illumination for areas up to 10,000 square feet. However, this will depend on the brightness of the light and how much light is given off from the edges, which can vary from one fixture to the next. You’ll want to take several factors into account when thinking about the brightness of the light in your space. For example, you may want to install lights in your warehouse that are brighter than you would in a storage space. This is because storage spaces may only require enough light to see what’s inside the space, while areas like warehouses may require brighter light to aid in work activities. You may also need to consider whether you want the light to be cooler or warmer in your space. This may be important if you’re using the high bay light to grow plants.
When choosing a high bay light, you’ll also want to think about the lifespan of the light and how long you’ll actually get use out of the lights. This is particularly important if you install the lights outdoors as they will need to stand up to the elements. Depending on the material of the fixture, you may need to install them in a place that is indoors. You’ll also want to keep in mind that humidity, rain and snow may also be a factor when installing lights outdoors. Some lights are rated for outdoor use while others are not. If you plan on installing the lights outdoors, you’ll want to consider this when choosing a light. More expensive lights will usually last longer than cheaper options. Lifespan can be determined by several different factors such as the type of bulb used, the material of the fixture, and how well the light is maintained. Some high bay lights use fluorescent and LED bulbs, which last longer than incandescent bulbs, but all three have their advantages and disadvantages. Fluorescent bulbs, for example, tend to last longer but may produce a slight hum that some people find distracting. LED bulbs, on the other hand, are generally quieter and are also extremely energy efficient. However, LED bulbs tend to last shorter than fluorescent bulbs.
The lumens output of a high bay light is how much light it gives off. Generally speaking, the more lumens, the brighter the light. The lumens output of a light fixture is determined by the wattage of the light and the diameter of the bulb. This is because the brightness of a light is determined by the energy it uses, which is measured in watts. The larger the bulb, the more energy it will use and the brighter the light will be. You’ll want to find a balance between brightness and energy usage when selecting a light. The higher the lumens output of a light, the more energy it will use. This can be particularly challenging in areas with low electricity supply, such as outside locations. You’ll also want to keep in mind that a higher lumens light will generally last shorter than a lower lumens light.
The beam angle of a light is how wide the light is dispersed. Generally speaking, the wider the beam angle, the more light is dispersed. This can be useful in areas of your warehouse that are wider such as a loading dock, where you’ll want to illuminate as much of the area as possible. However, beam angle can also be an important factor when choosing lights for narrow spaces such as between equipment. In these situations, it’s important to find lights with a narrow beam angle so they don’t cause shadows or create an uncomfortable work environment. When installing high bay lights, beam angle can be particularly important when installing lights high up on the walls. In these situations, you’ll want to make sure the light is diffused enough so it doesn’t shine directly into the eyes of anyone below. In general, you’ll want to avoid lights with a wide beam angle in high places. A wide beam may be suitable for a warehouse space, but it may be too intense in a higher place.
Wattage and lumens per watt
Another factor to consider when selecting a high bay light is the wattage and lumens per watt of the light. Wattage is the amount of energy the light uses per hour. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the brighter the light. However, this does not necessarily mean that the light will use more energy than a lower wattage light. The higher wattage light may actually use less energy than a lower wattage light due to the efficiency of the bulbs. You’ll want to take both the brightness and the energy efficiency of the light into account when choosing a light. While you may want the brightest light possible, it doesn’t make sense to purchase a light that uses more energy than necessary. The lumens per watt of the light is particularly important when selecting a light for an outdoor space. Due to the elements, you’ll generally want a light with lower wattage and higher lumens per watt. This will ensure the light lasts longer and uses less energy than a higher wattage light.
LED technology used
When selecting a high bay light, you’ll also want to take into account the type of LED technology used. Generally speaking, there are two types of LED bulbs: single-ended and double-ended. Single-ended LED lights are generally cheaper than double-ended lights and can be fitted in existing fixtures. However, they do tend to produce less light than double-ended lights. Double-ended LEDs, on the other hand, are more expensive but more energy efficient than single-ended bulbs and provide more light. When choosing between LED lights, you may also want to look into the colour temperature. The colour temperature of a light refers to the warmth or coolness of the light, which is measured in kelvins. Most LEDs have