Why Buy Fluorescent High-Bay Fixtures?
Creating a cost-effective and well-lit atmosphere in large, high-ceilinged environments such as factories, warehouses, gymnasiums, and big-box retail stores can be challenging for many business owners and operators. In the past, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps were the light source of choice for this task; however, pressures to improve savings and efficiency in these settings have led businesses to consider alternative lighting solutions. Fortunately, advances in high-intensity fluorescent technology have resulted in the creation of powerful fluorescent high-bays.
Fluorescent high-bays are large, rectangular light fixtures designed to distribute bright, even, and energy-efficient lighting over wide areas with ceilings higher than 15 feet. Fluorescent high-bays can be either mounted or suspended depending on the particular fixture and amount of light required. They are typically paired with 2, 3, 4, or 6 high-output T5 or T8 fluorescent lamps. These high-intensity fluorescent lights can improve light quality to make buildings more comfortable for both customers and tenants, and they can save up to 50 percent more in total energy costs when compared to traditional HID lamps. The high-bay fixtures themselves also emit less heat than HID fixtures, which results in decreased air conditioning costs in some facilities. Moreover, many fluorescent high-bays are made as direct replacements for HID high-bays, simplifying installation.
Other advantages fluorescent high-bays offer over HID sources include:
- Lower lumen depreciation rates (lights will maintain their full brightness for longer)
- Improved dimming and occupancy sensor options
- A virtually instant start-up and restrike time
- Better color rendition and reduced glare
- Longer life spans and less maintenance
All in all, fluorescent high-bay lighting offers greater savings, rewards, and options than standard HID lighting. Be sure to explore our site for a variety of lengths, wattages, widths, finishes and brands so you can find the perfect high-bay fluorescent fixture for your space! Do you have any questions about fluorescent high-bays? Let us know below in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Instagram.