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How Many LED High Bay Lights Do I Need?
Both calculators and lighting plans can give you the answer to this question. Even so, creating a lighting plan will give you the most accurate calculations.
When Do You Need To Consider High Bay Lighting Design?
This is an invaluable tool for those who are thinking about updating or adding lights to a new facility. This service takes the guesswork out of determining what to use. We provide this free for commercial end users, electricians, escos and lighting contractors.
We have provided 1000s of free plans. There hasn’t been an instance when lights installed from to our plan didn’t give the desired results.
What’s the Difference Between a High Bay Lighting Calculator and a High Bay Lighting Plan?
Use a calculator if:
You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need
You want quick, simple and immediate results
You are looking for a count of fixtures based on a specific budget
You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout / configuration does not matter
There is no need to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation
Use a lighting plan if:
You would like a professional lighting engineer to review your requirements
You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings
You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you want to reduce shadows
You want to show aiming angles and light positions in scale with your indoor or outdoor area
You’re looking for professional assurance that the lights you purchase will be the right choice
What Is the Ideal High Bay Lighting Layout?
The ideal layout provides all the information you need to make a decision. A lighting plan shows the types of fixtures used, light levels needed, balanced lighting across the space, and fixture location. Plans take the guesswork out of lighting and reduce, if not cut, bad lighting results.
How Do You Determine the Ideal High Bay Light Fixture Spacing?
High bay light spacing can vary depending on height. At 20 feet high you can go to 15 feet spacing for bright light and for normal light a spacing of 18 feet. At 30 feet high, the recommendation is 20 feet spacing between the lights for brighter light, and 25 feet for normal light.
A calculator will not provide you with spacing, a lighting plan will. The most important thing to determine at the start is how bright you want the space to be. After we get specifications of your space (length, width and height), we can start designing your lighting plan. From this plan, you can see the calculated fixture spacing and light levels achieved.
What Is a LED High Bay Lighting Calculator?
A high bay lighting calculator is a simple tool that allows you to estimate the number of fixtures you will need to properly light a space. It’s a starting point. A better option is to create a lighting plan for the indoor space.
The lighting plan will provide you with the number of fixtures. It will also give a visual detail where the lights should be installed. Location, brightness on the floor or work plane, and balanced lighting will also be shown.
A lighting calculator provides rough estimates. A lighting plan provides a detailed report and calculations of light locations, light levels and light balance.