Using LED lights in industrial lighting isn’t a new idea, but improvements in technology have made LED lights increasingly energy efficient. LED lights produce the same level and color of light without needing frequent replacement. They might be a little more costly upfront, but they will quickly pay for themselves.
In an industrial setting, there are multiple areas that need specific types of lighting. Fortunately, needs of each space can be met with the right LED lights.
High bay, low bay, and floodlights are all industry terms that refer to the more heavy duty types of lighting that are needed in industrial settings. Because many industrial buildings are large and require extensive lighting, it is important to select the best and more efficient lighting option for each lighting need.
High Bay Lighting
High bays are designed to be used in very tall spaces, typically 8 meters or taller. High bays are designed to provide even, well-distributed light for large open spaces. Reflectors and optics are used to guarantee that the correct light output is achieved. Spaces like warehouses also need to take into consideration whether the high bay lights will illuminate any vertical surfaces, like shelves, while they are lighting the floor or work space area.
Low Bay Lighting
Low bay lights are similar to high bay lights are better suited for spaces that have lower mounting heights. The primary difference between the two types of lights used in each case depends largely on the types of reflectors and optics in the lighting source.
Flood lights are an ideal option where a standard mounting arrangement won’t work because of space issues. The light produced will be irregular and can be angled to illuminate the area as needed. When floodlighting is installed, special consideration must be taken for potential glare due to the brightness of the fittings.
LED Lights in Industrial Lighting
In all of these situations, LED lights will produce light energy efficiently and reliably. Depending on what other type of lighting you are comparing them too, LED lights consume 20 to 80 percent less energy than other lighting options. They also have a longer lifespan, resulting in less time, energy and resources spent replacing burnt out bulbs.
LED lights produce virtually no heat – a huge benefit for large warehouses or industrial spaces that struggle to keep cool.
LED lights also come in a wide variety of fittings, and bulbs can be found to fit virtually any space. You can find out how much you might be able to save here or use this tool to calculate lighting layout for your space.