There are many that High Bay LED and Low Bay LED Fixtures share practically speaking. If you somehow happened to put two apparatuses one next to the other it is hard to figure out which was the high cove or low sound installation. High inlet and low straight lights share a great deal for all intents and purpose. Yet, this likeness adds to the disarray, and when you should utilize a high straight or a low inlet. Underneath, we attempt to settle the low sound versus high straight lighting question.
High Bay Light
First, lets define these words terms of rooms and not lights. A High Bay is a tall ceiling space. The “Bay” is an area with a ceiling that is 20 feet high and taller. A light installed in this area is a “High Bay Fixture”. It’s designed to light up the floor and work area from mounting heights greater than 20 feet high.
You’ll find 400W Metal Halide High Bays at heights between 20 and 30 feet. Over 30 feet, you’ll find 1000W Metal Halide High Bays.
LED High Bays replace Metal Halide and Fluorescent High Bay fixtures in these same spaces. A good replacement for a 400W Metal Halide High Bay is a LED Fixture producing 15,000 to 25,000 lumens. A good replacement for a 1000W Metal Halide High Bay is a LED Fixture producing 40,000 to 60,000 lumens.
Spacing of these fixtures should be proportionate to the mounting height. Generally speaking, at 20 height, the lights should be spaced 20 feet apart. For fixtures mounted at 30 feet high, you will find the lights spaced 30 feet apart. However, a photometric will tell what the ideal spacing should be for your space.
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Low Bay Light
A Low Bay are areas with a ceiling height that is generally 10 feet to 20 feet in height. LED Lights used in low bay areas are usually in the 10,000 to 20,000 lumen range. Because they’re mounted closer to the ground, you do not need a powerful LED Fixture. If you did, you may find the light to be too bright.
Difference between High Bay and Low Bay Lights
The installation height of the lighting fixtures is the main application difference. There are two main technical considerations: lumen output and beam angle.
Using the wrong fixture (high bay in a low-ceiling area, or a low bay in a high-ceiling area) can result in bad lighting. You may find the light is poorly distributed, under lit or over lit.