What is a Bay Light?

Bay lights are light fixtures with high power wattage requirements. More often than not, bay lights are installed in ceilings over 12 feet in height and produce over 8000 lumens.

Often refered to as High and Low Bay lighting, High Bay lights usually have a beam angle of 90 degrees and are found at a ceiling height of over 20 feet, Low Bay Lights, however are installed between 12 and 15 feet from the floor with a 120-degree beam angle.

There are quite a few variations of Bay light shapes, one of the most popular being the circular UFO High Bay, and the Linear High Bay which can be either square or rectangular.

A lighting engineer will typically pick a light fixture shape based on the type of lighting foot-print or coverage they're attempting to achieve--although when it's all said and done, what matters most is the aesthetic and look that you are most accustomed to.

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