Choosing the right LED high bay light for your warehouse involves several factors. Here are some of the important factors to consider when selecting a high bay light:
- Lighting requirements: Determine the amount of light you need in your warehouse. This is measured in Lumens or Foot-Candles. The foot-candle (fc) requirement for different types of warehousing spaces are as follows:
- General Warehousing: 30-50 fc
- Pick and Pack Areas: 50-75 fc
- Loading Docks: 50-75 fc
- Assembly Areas: 75-100 fc
- Offices: 50-75 fc
- Racking Aisles: 50-75 fc
- Stairways and Elevators: 5-10 fc
- Restrooms: 20-50 fc
- Hazardous Storage Areas: 50-75 fc
( Note: These are general guidelines and the actual foot-candle requirement may vary depending on the specific needs of each warehouse and the type of work being performed.)
- Wattage: Choose the right wattage for your needs. A general rule of thumb is to use 50-75 watts per 1000 square feet of floor space. Available at www.revolveled.com, the PAVO high bay light which offers wattage selectable flexibility meets most warehousing spaces needs.
- Color temperature: Choose a color temperature that works well with your particular warehouse. A cooler color temperature (5000K-6500K) is best for task lighting, while a warmer color temperature (3000K-4000K) is best for ambient lighting.
- Mounting height: Select a light that is appropriate for your mounting height. High bay lights are typically mounted between 20 and 40 feet high.
- Type of mounting: Choose between surface-mounted and suspended high bay lights, depending on the layout of your warehouse.
- Energy efficiency: Look for a high bay light with a high efficacy (lumens per watt) to reduce energy consumption and costs.
- Durability: Look for a high bay light that is built to last and can withstand the demands of a warehouse environment, such as dust and vibration.
By taking these factors into consideration, you can ensure that you choose a LED high bay light that is best suited for your warehouse's specific needs.