When you ask someone in general about which type of lighting would be suitable what type of environment, most people would just recommend something bright without knowing there are many types of lighting products available out there on the market for different purposes. Since the invention of incandescent bulbs in the era of Thomas Edison, the product has since evolved into many other products such as the halogen bulbs, fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, high intensity density (HID) lamps, low pressure sodium lamps and Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
Currently, in major industrial sectors as well as for general purpose settings, high bay fluorescent lighting is still being used to light up dark areas such as industrial facilities, warehouses, hangers, commercial buildings or even gymnasiums. Fluorescent light has been a great energy efficient alternative to metal halide lights. Though having a high luminous efficacy to light up a larger area, those high intensity density (HID) and low pressure sodium metal halide lamps have a shorter life span and required few minutes of warm-up period to reach full light output, thus not practical to be used for general purposes.
Since the invention of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) which has longer life span and low power consumptions, LED lighting has become the major rival in the lighting industry. These LED lighting fixtures which have a general life expectancy of 50,000 hours, will increase power efficiency while decreasing maintenance, replacement time and costs compared to other general lighting options, with a general life expectancy of 10,000-20,000 hours. With the advance in technology in output of high lumens per watt, high bay led lighting is fast becoming the most preferred lighting of the future.
What are the reasons behind the acceptance of high bay led lighting? Some of the major benefits are that they are tough Solid State Lighting (SSL) because they do not have easily breakable elements such as filaments or glass and they are also hazard free because they do not contain any mercury or other hazardous substances. They are hassle free to start up in nanoseconds even under subzero temperatures. There are so many more benefits to use LEDs as cost effective lighting. You can see products here to determine which model suits your needs best.