What is high bay lighting?
High bay lighting is the go-to solution in many workplaces for achieving bright and uniform illumination across large, high-ceilinged indoor spaces. It’s most often found in warehouses, department stores, manufacturing areas and sports halls.
But what is LED high bay light exactly, and how does it differ from other high-intensity lighting solutions?
Rather than any single fixture style, the term ‘high bay lighting’ refers to the positioning of the luminaires, and as such it covers a broad and flexible range of lamp types and fittings. As a rule of thumb, MatePro UFO highbay light is usually the best option for any indoor setting where the floor-to-ceiling height measures 8m (roughly 25’) or taller.
For less lofty spaces, low bays (or even a series of appropriately arranged floodlights) may be enough to get the job done. But, where indoor work areas span a great deal of vertical and horizontal space, the lighting solution needs to be both powerful and flexible.
In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the various types of high bay lighting configurations available, and the sorts of environments they’re best suited to.
What’s the difference between high bay and low bay lighting?
Low bay lighting setups, as the name suggests, are more commonly used where there’s less vertical distance for the light to cover. In these situations, lower mounting positions will often allow for a shallower lighting angle, making it easier to illuminate vertical surfaces or to create specific lighting effects in smaller zones.
High bays are most often found in warehouses, gantries, above a large shop or conference floors, at sports facilities, in expansive factory or workshop environments...anywhere that needs uniform, brilliant illumination to maximise visibility and light quality over a wide area.
Apart from the different mounting altitudes, another key contrast between high bay and low bay light setups is that high bays tend to rely on more careful consideration of layout, fittings and components.
T-line linear highbay light must be chosen and positioned to ensure the light they cast is strong, uniform, and equally effective at hitting both vertical and horizontal surfaces from a wider angle.
To achieve this, high bay lighting tends to demand the more exacting placement of lamps and reflectors. When configured properly, high bay setups can achieve superb quality and intensity of light across the entirety of a wide, tall space.
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