They are 4 major factors you need to consider:>
|Fixture Height||Recommended Lumens Per Fixture|
|Under 12 ft||7800 - 9000 lumens|
|12-ft to 18-ft||13000 - 16000 lumens|
|18-ft to 24-ft||19500 - 24000 lumens|
|24-ft to 30-ft||26000 - 32000 lumens|
|30-ft to 35-ft||36000+ lumens|
Picking the right high bay lights for your space can help increase productivity and reduce eyestrain for your staff. Shop from our wide selections, or give us a call, and one of our lighting specialist can pair you with he proper lights for your needs.
They are essential the same type of lights but configured with different beam angle. Low bays are usually tuned at 120-degree beam angle and are used in in open space with ceiling height up to 16 ft. They are ideal for showroom, retail and grocery stores. While High bay fixtures are configured with a beam angle of 90-degree or less and are installed over 16 ft. They typically produce over 20,000 lumens and are perfect to replace a traditional 400W metal halide or HPS lamp.
Aside from the fixture's shape, the main difference between a round and linear high bay lights are the light distribution. The round LED fixture will yield more of a circular beam spread while the linear LED light produces a more rectangular shape. The other difference is in application. While linear fixtures are best suited for a more uniform lighting effect, like in corridors and warehouse shelving, round fixtures are better suited for open spaces like gymnasiums and hangars
Know that not all LED fixtures are created equal. Two 240W high bays may not have the same lumens output. The higher the lumens = the brighter the light and the more efficient it is. This can be done by using better LED chips with higher efficacy.
Once you know how many lumens each fixture generates, we can determine the number of lights needed for the room. Depending on the application of your space, we can use 3-5 lumens (lm) per cubic feet (cuft.)
For the purpose of warehouse space, you would use the 3 lm/cuft as part of your calculation while a showroom will be more on the 5 lm/cuft as more lights are needed to display your products.
For the purpose of this exercise, let’s assume the following parameters.
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