How to Choose The Right UFO LED High Bay?


Who would have thought that lighting any new space is such a challenging task! After all, we can’t apply the same type of lighting solutions to both homes and commercial spaces, right? Your employees need to see the computer, the machines, the products and much more.

Lighting a space like a warehouse or manufacturing facility is a difficult task. These cavernous applications require a design that must take into account the number of fixtures, light distribution, color temperature, lux level, and other unique specifications. Whether your lighting involves a new construction project or a custom retrofit project, attention to detail is critical to ensuring proper lighting is achieved with an excellent return on investment.

Making wise lighting decisions for a large workspace can improve productivity and significantly lower your energy costs. With the right lighting, employees can see their work more clearly, focus more effectively, eliminate mistakes, and even increase efficiency. At the same time, it is important not to lose sight of operating costs. LED high bay lighting is a smart and affordable option that will save you a lot compared to metal halide and fluorescent alternatives.

At GRNLED, as a manufacturer of industrial lighting solutions for over 10 years, we closely monitor the industry to bring you industrial lighting products that offer innovative and efficient solutions. We’ve hand-picked some of the best LED high bays currently on the market that we hope will help you with your fixture selection. The options we’ve included may vary in terms of style, but when it comes to durability, reliability, and lighting capabilities, they’re all top notch.

Big round UFO bays

Gone are the days of giant metal halides and high pressure sodium fittings. Many people are choosing LED UFO Hood in favor of a lighter and more elegant design. As the name suggests, ‘UFO’ refers to the round shape of this high bay style. These compact and aesthetically pleasing luminaires feature the latest LED technology and high quality light output essential for today’s commercial and industrial applications. They offer one of the best options for high ceilings, typically over 20 feet, and will ensure even light distribution throughout the space. LED UFO high bay luminaires are quickly becoming the popular choice for lighting large spaces, from retail stores and warehouses to horse arenas and sports venues.

GRNLED is the first manufacturer and designer of the Ripple Lens (Circular Lens) which has been popularly used in the market since 2014. Our UFO LED High Bay Light series has been updated year after year. Until now, we have HBL, AHBL, CHBL, EHBL and our new type FHBL. All of our UFO High Bay series are extremely durable, impact resistant, and built with an IP65-rated watertight housing to eliminate exposure to hardware and crevices where moisture and bacteria can collect and cause safety issues.

GRNLED provides a wide power range from 40W to 1000W and different color temperatures for our UFO high bay: 3000K, 4000K, 5000K and 6000K. The best UFO high bay lights can be mounted via a hook, pendant, or surface mount to suit a variety of applications. Can be used alone or with a coordinated polycarbonate refractor or aluminum reflector (sold separately).

For a comparable alternative, we recommend the FHBL Round High Bay. This new generation of round tall shelves is another great option to replace outdated metal halide fixtures to reduce maintenance and energy costs. This fixture comes standard with a polycarbonate lens and like the HBL series, the FHBL Round High Bay can be used in any shop, warehouse, gym or industrial setting. An advantage over the HBL is a slightly higher IP66 rating for wet locations and a modular street light and LED source and heat sink. Both accessories carry a generous five-year warranty, something to appreciate whenever you’re faced with tough operating conditions.

Linear high bays

Linear LED high bay luminaires offer smooth, even lighting. They are ideal for lighting larger interior applications with high ceilings, typically above 25 feet, including warehouses, retail spaces, manufacturing plants, and sports venues. The large amount of space between the floor and the ceiling requires a linear LED high bay with a high enough lumen output so that bright, quality light is focused down and away from the fixture. Our linear high bays are a one-to-one replacement for HID and fluorescent fixtures; delivering great efficiency and reducing energy use by up to 85%.

Linear LED models can be mounted directly to the ceiling or hung with chains or aircraft cables. They are available in a variety of lumen packages, lengths (<2ft to 5ft), and wattages (60W to 200W). Color temperature is typically limited to 3000K 4000K 5000K or 6000K to achieve the bright, daylight look needed in these types of environments. Eyestrain, fatigue, and distraction are real concerns employees face when working in dim light or harsh lighting from outdated fixtures.

GRNLED’s LED Linear Height Light features state-of-the-art linear construction that reduces bulk by up to 60%, saving you a great deal of valuable shelf or storage space. With three size options and six-lumen packages, the linear LED high bay light is designed to replace metal halide fixtures up to 400W and can be mounted up to 30 feet high.

Multiple easy-to-use options are available including 0-10V dimming, surge protection, and battery backup. The linear LED high bay light is also offered with microwave motion detection. They are important to business owners who want to keep energy costs down. Another convenient feature is a 50,000 rated service life. Long life is crucial because, although you won’t have to do it often, tall bins require extra time and labor to replace.

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Of course, there are other factors to consider when choosing the right LED high bay luminaire. . You’ll need to determine how many fixtures you’ll need and the spacing requirements based on the scope of your project. The nature of the work being done and the surrounding environment will also play a part in deciding exactly what type of attachment to use. For example, if you need dimming capabilities, motion sensors, or if your fixtures need to be resistant to weather, wash-downs, or strong cleaning solvents. In facilities where color sensitive work is done, something with a high CRI will be extremely useful.

With energy companies offering deep discounts, now is the perfect time to upgrade your existing commercial space to LEDs. Rebates have the potential to dramatically reduce the initial cost of your project and increase your return on investment. In many cases, investing in energy efficient LED high bay luminaires for you’re ‘back of the house’ will allow you to shift your budget to other higher impact areas of your business. With an LED upgrade, you’ll enjoy lower energy and maintenance costs, and avoid safety issues created by poor lighting conditions.

We don’t expect you to have all the answers. At GRNLED, our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to complete your project easily and efficiently. Our certified lighting specialists can help you with technical questions, fixture selection, layouts, and quotes. If you have any questions about the products on this list, please contact our team. We’ll help you create a lighting solution that meets your budget and shipping requirements. Give us a call or use the live chat feature on our website.