We’re gonna be going over LED high bay lights, also typically called warehouse lights. They’re really common in gyms, sports, warehouses, auto garages, manufacturing auditoriums a lot of different places. UFO LED high bay lights are used the distinction for high bay lighting comes for any light, that’s over 14 feet high anything under that is typically considered low bay lighting a couple of the big differences that you’re gonna want to see here is that with the the newer LED technology the lights have gotten a lot smaller. You’ve got smaller lights, you’ve got lighter lights. you’ve got lumen outputs of over 150 lumens per watt, So you’re getting really efficient lighting saving a lot of money, there plus your long-term savings from low maintenance. It’s not having to replace bulbs anything like that you’d be normally used to another thing to notice is that, there is no reflectors on these high bay lights. So you don’t have those big bulky reflectors. which also lose some of the lumens getting to the ground as they’re going through the reflectors. Now some of the options when it comes to high bay lighting, we’ve got our most common the UFO lights you can see on these pretty obvious why they’re called UFO lights, they look like UFOs. Sometimes LED flood lights will be used in warehouses, you’ve got a few different options depending on the location, sometimes sudden you might use some walleyes. So there’s a few different options that would be used in warehouses. But traditionally as far as high bay goes we’re talking about UFO lights.
One of the things you want to make sure you’re doing is if you were say retrofitting your high bay lighting. Where you’re using your existing fixtures still using those reflectors, you might try using a corn bulb in place. So you can use your existing fixtures, but you always want to make sure you remove the ballasts. So there’s a lot of basics as far as high bay lighting goes we will have some more information for you moving forward here regarding different aspects of high bay lighting alright.
Now we want to go over some of the options. When it comes to high bay lighting first thing, we’re gonna go over is colors temperacture so one of the most danger colors. When it comes to high bay lighting is a five thousand Kelvin, so that’s five thousand Kay. It’s a bright white light also consider just like daylight other options that are readily available are a 4000K and a 3000K. So whenever you’re ready to order when we figure out what kind of lighting. You want to go with we’ll get you taken care of on any of those colors one thing. We do want to mention is that lights over 5000K. There’s a fifty seven hundred and a 6500K lights, those have been recommended against by the American Medical Association. So we also recommend that you don’t go with those color temperatures moving on there’s a lot of mounting options.
When it comes to high bay lighting got an example here on the back of this one. We’ve got in I bolt screws right into the back can use that for mounting with a chain or cable. There’s also gripper wires which pretty standard with your linear lights. Everybody’s pretty used to using those when it comes to mounting lastly. There’s flood brackets which you can use on just about anything. So there’s a lot of options when it comes to the mount styles and whatever you need for your application now they’re really good things. When it comes to the LEDs is the dim ability so most of the high bay lights, you’re gonna have an option to dim those lights. dimming is gonna help in a lot of aspects say you’re going with the light that’s a lot brighter than you really want most of the time. You can use the dimmer and bring it down. You can also use that dimming to save some money and not go that full 240 watt, 150 watt. Whatever you’re going with on any sort of lighting. You can use the dimmer to cut down on the power usage those dimmers also work in tandem a lot of times with motion sensors. You can see on this light here there’s a motion sensor centered right in the middle of this high bay lighting. If you’re in a warehouse where you know you want the light dim aside from when people are underneath it, and actually in the area to use it with that motion sensor, it’ll kick on you can also use it for security purposes, where it kicks on from darkness, as if somebody’s moving around so there’s a lot of options with motion sensors, and dimming you can also have dimming settings where after a short time the light goes to a dimmer setting then after time after that the lights gonna go completely off so a lot of options, when it comes to dimming and motion sensors one of the last things.
We wanted to go over now was the lenses now typically your highway lighting. When we’re talking about UFO lights you’re looking about a 120 degree angle on these, but there is other options with them you can bring the angles down to 90degree or 60 degree, depending on the use 120 degree is going to be pretty common for anything under 25 feet once you start getting over that you may start moving into a different angle, so getting different angles on the lights is possible big thing. There again is you’ve got all this light pointing where you want it, so you don’t have to use a reflector and waste light going through the reflector another quick tidbit, we wanted to go over with beam angles on these just to explain a little bit deeper so 120 degree angle, if we think of this light straight out, so 120 you’re gonna be picking down, I’m not sure how well you’re gonna be able to see it but you can see that this light does not specifically point out, you’re not seeing it bright out here, that’s 120 degree right there a 90 degree. You know you’re looking as they’re swishing down, there two different angles depending on the use like, we said previously 220V your standard under 25 feet once you start going higher than that you move into a 90 degree and a 60 degree depending on the height the lights going at those angles can change with different lenses. There’s also different lenses this one right here is a glass lens there is polycarbonate lenses. So you’ve got something that’s a little bit more resistant to some anything hitting it basically last thing. so if you have any questions, you’re trying to figure out the right angles, right spacing for those always feel free to give us a Email, we have experts on staff to help you through it all right.
So you have a little bit more understanding on what’s going on behind these this example right here. You can see that this casing up on the top is the driver for these lights mount separately also has a some spacing in there, that you can see that helps with the heat dissipation, these make this very serviceable it’s real easy to pop the bolts out take this driver off, if you ever need to replace, it for some reason one of the reasons why these LED lights can last for twenty years plus, because they’re easily serviceable just as an example, we went over earlier, but I wanted to show you got the the eye bolt on this for mailing with the chain you might be able to see the mounts here, where you can attach bracket, if that’s the way, you’re going to mount as far as the wiring goes pretty simple with these lights, we’ve got our standard hot neutral and ground coming out that you’re gonna hook up this lights a good example of one with a dimmer, we’ve got the two dimmer wires coming out, when it comes to dimmers, we do have a lot of information regarding how to set up the dimmers check out our learning center, we have a video there and some information for you if you need a little bit of help going over setting up the dimmers on your lights, this one here you can see we’ve just got our main power out we have this hooked up right now with quick clips here makes things a lot easier around the office. But you do want to make sure everything’s going into a box and up to code one of the things. We also wanted to point out was these are standard lights going on in a more common voltages anything up 110 to 277 we’ve got lights, so whatever you’re looking for give us a Email and we’ll be happy to help you out alright. Now we wanted to go over a little bit regarding a lighting plan for your warehouse or whatever. You’re using the IB lights for so one of the most common lights we see in warehouses gyms anything like that is a 400 watt metal halide or HPS bulb standard LED replacement on that’s gonna be your 150 watt one thing you want to keep in mind those metal halides. You’re gonna see on the box probably pushing 30 thousand lumens maybe more. But those lights do degrade a really fast compared to an LED so your 150w is gonna be a little ways down the line of that metal halide, after it’s begun to degrade down near the end of the life of that 400 watt metal halide you look more about a 100 watt. so there’s a few options on that ends if you’re trying to keep about the same lighting or what the light is almost the average of its life. If you’re trying to go brighter or get that light to match up to those metal halides. When they’re brand new, we’ve got a 240 Watts. so you’re you’re looking at something a little brighter depending on what you’re doing. Now you got to remember when it comes to the lighting plans on Heights and your spacing one thing you want to keep in mind is crossover lighting. You don’t want light all one big light shining on everything. You’re gonna have shadows nobody really wants those shadows especially in a workplace another thing. You want to keep in mind is as you go up in height you do want to go with brighter lights. But you can cut down on the number of lights, as you come down in the height, you would go with lights that aren’t quite so bright. But you’re gonna need more of them so keep those things in mind. When you’re setting up your high bay lighting. We do have people on staff to help you out with this can get really complicated depending on what you’re doing. If it’s a straight one for one swap. It might be a little simpler for you. But if you’re going in with new lights and trying to figure out how to set up the lights. You want to go all brand new please give us a Email. We’ll be happy to help you out. we can move into photometric studies, if need be but our experts will help you with whatever you need.