LED Technology is gaining popularity in the lighting business, and switching from conventional lighting to LEDs is happening in every corner of America as we speak.
American street lights, household bulbs, and with every blink of light, you will see the LED. Just a few months back, when our team in LEDMyplace, reviewed our customer’s experience, this is what we had received: “Excellent lights. Much brighter than what I thought they would be. I have only hooked up one temporarily in the middle of my 32 x 54-foot shop I built. The light is mounted 16 feet high. Once the ceiling and walls are done, I will be mounting 5 in total, which I am sure will be more than bright enough.”
Amongst the other appreciated mails, there were also few queries regarding the measurements of the warehouses, the lumen count to consider while installing UFO High Bay Lights in warehouses, and many others.
To understand the Nitty-Gritty of warehouse lighting, let me walk you through this blog. Let’s look at the differences between High Bays such as LED Linear High Bays, UFO LED High Bays, and HID High Bay lamps.
The Traditional High Bays
In the category of the traditional high bay lights, fall, HID lights, HPS lights, or metal-halide lights. They come with light fixtures that are of pendant-style and usually need reflectors because of the omnidirectional light beam that they emit. Despite the reflectors, these light fixtures waste a lot of light in the form of heat. These lights are not energy-efficient and consume more electricity compared to LEDs. Furthermore, these lights produce the same luminosity as LEDs consuming more energy. Conventional lighting technology lights have a shorter life compared to LEDs.
The image below shows the differences between HID High Bay Lamps and LED High Bay Lamps.
LED Linear High Bay Lights
The LED linear high bay light fixtures are panel-style lights and also resemble troffer light fixtures. These high bay lights usually come with beam angles of 120- degrees that enable them to distribute light evenly over larger areas. The lights are used for ceiling heights of up to 15ft; the ceiling heights play a significant role in warehouse lighting. The LED linear high bay lights are used for illuminating the racks, shelves, and all other areas in a warehouse.
High Bay UFO LED Lights
The UFO-High Bay lights replicate the shape of a UFO, thus named after that. These High Bay lights have a beam-angle of about 120-degrees covering a broader dimension of the warehouse. They are heavy-duty lights and are perfect for factory and warehouse settings. These high bays can be used for other facilities, too, such as laundry, gymnasium, aircraft hangars, or even car wash centers. The lights are also designed to look stylish and can produce bright lights compared to other high bays.
By now, you can analyze that UFO High bay lights are by far the most promising product when it comes to illuminating large areas. Choosing LED Warehouse Lighting can be a tricky business; here is what you must avoid:
Check For Industrial and Commercial Grade Light Fixture
If the height of ceilings in your factory or warehouse is 20ft and above, you must choose UFO LED high bay light that is of industrial or commercial grade quality. The UFO High Bay Lights are sturdy-built and have an operational life of 50,000 working hours. Unlike, other conventional lighting, you do not have to face lumen depreciation in the case of LEDs.
Look For Lumen Efficacy And Not Just Wattage
It is a common mistake that industrialists make while deciding upon the best lighting fixtures for their warehouse. It would help if you looked for Lumen efficacy and not wattage of the lights. To get a more detailed understanding, go through this blog.
Look For Dimmable Light Fixtures
UFO LED high bay lights also come with a dimmable feature. These lights can be monitored through remotes and switches, and the dimmable feature can be enabled at any point of the hour. These technological advancements allow in the sustainable use of energy and further saving on utility bills.