Linear LED high bay and low bay fixtures are available in a variety of light distributions including medium beam fixtures and wide light distribution designs. Narrow and medium distribution fixtures have a Type 1 or Type 5 light distribution. These distribution types are ideal for aisles or higher ceilings. Placing fixtures parallel to aisles is approximately 50 percent more efficient than a perpendicular alignment and helps decrease eye strain. This layout is also easier to control with motion sensors. Wide distribution fixtures give off a broader light distribution and are better suited for open layouts to provide a uniform light for commercial buildings and areas. Fixture with a medium light distribution are somewhere in between. The light distribution is round rather than linear, but the beam is more concentrated, casting very little of the light outside of a 0-270 degree zone.
LED Replacement High and Low Bays
When selecting a linear LED high bay, consider Lumens put out by the fixture compared to your current high bay lighting. This is a better indication for which fixture is right for you instead of just the wattage equivalent. Also, be sure to check the color temperature before making a decision. A lower number Kelvin means the light is warmer, closer to incandescent, which is not be the best choice for a commercial space. A higher number Kelvin means the light is cooler, closer to blue. Color temperatures of 4000 Kelvin and higher are better suited for commercial applications because this type of light helps increase productivity and decrease eyestrain. Some LED high bays can be dimmed to 10% when paired with a compatible 0-10 Volt dimmer. Check the product description and specifications, or give us a call for help picking the right high bay fixtures for your application.
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