Considerations while Choosing LED High Bay Lights
1. Luminous Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)
Luminous efficacy is the accurate measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It shows the lumens produced for each watt of electricity consumed. LED High Bay lights are more effective than traditional bulbs with higher luminous efficacy. High-quality LEDs have impressive efficacy ratings. The average luminous efficacy is currently 100 lumens per watt. That means that the right LED bulb should produce 100 lumens for each watt of energy it draws.
Think of the luminous efficiency as an excellent value for money. The efficiency of the new high bay LED is the reduction of your electricity bill, because utilities charge per watt. If you get large LED arrays with high luminous efficiency, they will pay for themselves.
The tradeoff between initial cost and long term savings?
A more efficient LED product costs more than less efficient units Savings over the life of the product are more than the initial investment required for the upgrade. Therefore, if you want to maximize the savings you make when converting to LED, choose the product with higher efficiency.
2. Color Temperature
The color temperature or the correlated color temperature measures the temperature of a light source. The Kelvin scale measures the color temperature of a light bulb. Low-temperature color bulbs produce a warm light. Those with a high color temperature produce a cold light.
HID and fluorescent lamps generate light of different colors with a limited range. But LED lights produce light in a wide range of colors. The average color temperature for industrial spaces is between 4000K and 5500K. Factories and warehouses that need bright spaces have a color temperature of 5000K..
LED High Bay Color Choices
To replace metal halides, 5000K is an excellent choice of colors. If you want a warmer light, choose 4000K. The high berries of HPS are around 2300K. Going to 5000 improves interior lighting.
3. High Bay Light Quality: Color Rendering Index
The color rendering index defines the color of the light. It tells us how much a light source will reveal the colors of the elements concerning the sunlight. When it comes to HID lights, people usually complain about one thing: a poor light color. A light color is essential in high-rise applications. That has a significant impact on clarity and contrast.
Most high bay lights require a high level of illumination for well-done work and high productivity. Powerful lighting helps maintain proper foot candle levels for proper lighting. If these levels are not maintained, accidents can occur.
LED High Bay CRI
Everything over 70 is good. In applications such as assembly jobs where specific details are needed, select 80 to 90 CRIs.
4. High Bay Beam Angle
The angle of the beam is what determines the distribution of light. A wide beam angle produces a softer light and diffuses it better in different areas of a room. A narrow beam angle produces a concentrated light useful for accent lighting. That makes the light more intense and focused. LED lamps are available in a range of beam angles: from 15 ° to 120 °. Choose the appropriate beam angles to improve lighting in a high-rise application. With LEDs, you do not need a reflector to gather it and direct it to the floor, such as a High Halide Metal Halide fixture.
LED High Bay Beam-Angle Selection
Ask us to perform photometric lighting to determine the perfect light and light angle for your interior space. Examine both the measurements and the max/min ratios to make sure your place is bright and uniform..
5. Lighting Controls for High Bay LEDs
Motion sensors & other controls can significantly increase the efficiency and life of High Bay LED lamps.
PIR & microwave motion sensors can be added to turn on the lights when motion is detected and turned off / dimmed when no activity is detected. To mitigate, the devices in the bay need a dimmable 0-10V driver. Unlike traditional lighting, the dimming of LED luminaires is relatively simple and does not affect the life of the luminaire. And if you are trying to save extra money, nothing saves more money than 10% ignition or less.
Why do you Require a Surge Protector in your LED High Bay?
In today's ever-faster sales cycle and lower margins, increased sales are part of every sales manager's program. A generally suggested nomenclature addition is a surge protector. In some respects, the manufacturer contradicts itself by enthusiastically explaining how its drivers incorporate an XYZ built-in surge suppression but then recommends additional surge protection. So, do you need it?
The components of an LED luminaire are much more susceptible to surges than traditional sources. Metal halide fixtures in many LED high bay lights had replaced almost all bullets against surges. The fact that the installation never had power quality problems does not indicate the future performance of the network. In addition to this inherent weakness, initial investments in LED equipment are much higher, making the low-cost differential of surge suppression more logical. A High Bay LED will likely be installed and will not be touched for 10 years or more, compared to the current maintenance needs of traditional sources during this time. It makes sense to ensure that the lifetime of your investment in LED High Bay is not shortened by electrical factors not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
Electrical storms & large industrial motors can cause electrical transient spikes, damaging the electronic components of LED fixtures. If you do not have industrial engines in your plant, you are always at risk because the motors outside your building also affect your installation! That's why we always recommend investing in additional surge protection devices for high-voltage (480V) LED luminaires. It is much more likely that other devices will be on the same circuitry, which would create potentially huge electrical spikes, which could damage the built-in LED driver protection.
When don’t you require a surge protector in your LED High Bay?
Suppression of additional surges is suggested only when the light circuits are isolated & have panel-level overvoltage control. For any other case, all it takes is one minor surge event to make the small incremental investment in surge suppression a brilliant choice.