This guide is designed to help you quickly determine which LED lighting is best suited to your specific needs and make an instant purchase.
In this guide you will find out:
- the difference between high-bay, low-bay and multi-bay LED lighting
- where to use high bay and low bay LED lighting
- specifications of popular LED high-bay, low-bay and multi-bay luminaires
- specifications of emergency high-bay, low-bay and multi-bay luminaires
- why LED luminaires are a good alternative to traditional high and low bay lighting
What is the difference between high-bay and low-bay LED lighting?
High-bay and low-bay lighting is used to illuminate large areas such as warehouses or retail spaces. The height of the ceiling of the space you want to illuminate will determine whether you need high-bay or low-bay lighting.
- high-bay lighting where the ceiling is higher than 15–20 feet
- low-bay lighting where the ceiling is lower than 20 feet
High-bay lighting features a deep reflector used to direct the light down from a high ceiling. High-bay fixtures also produce a diffused light, which helps to reduce glare.
Low-bay lighting has a shallower reflector plus a lens, which diffuses the light outwards from a lower ceiling.
You will see that the high-bay products we sell can be adapted to suit spaces in which both high-bay and low‑bay lights are needed. These are often referred to as multi-bay luminaires.
Where are high-bay and low-bay LED fixtures used?
LED high-bay lighting is powerful and commonly used to illuminate large, very spacious areas.
LED low-bay lighting can also illuminate large areas, though its diffuser enables the lighting to be used on lower ceilings.
High-bay and low-bay lighting are commonly used in the following locations:
- Retail spaces, such as department stores
- Manufacturing facilities
- Indoor car parks
- Sports halls and gymnasiums
- Community centres
High-bay and low-bay luminaires can be fixed directly to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling by hooks, pendants or chains.
Our verified customers gave multi-bay lighting 5/5 in their feedback—read the full product reviews here.
Joel Spalding Good product. Not sure on how long they will last, but they seem well made and run pretty cold initially.
Dale Gatherings Very nice high bay and well priced. Totally transformed the loading bay area of our warehouse.
Guest excellent service and product thanks
Why LED multi-bay lighting is a good alternative to traditional high-bay and low-bay lighting
LED multi-bay lighting provides an excellent cost-effective and energy efficient alternative to traditional fluorescent lighting.
Many large industrial spaces historically used metal halide (MH), high-pressure or low‑pressure sodium (HPS/LPS or SON) or fluorescent lighting technology. Industrial LED lighting, however, significantly outperforms these lighting methods in several ways, as this comparison table highlights:
*CRI (Colour Rendering Index) measures the ability of a light source to reveal colours in comparison with a natural light source.
**CCT (Correlated Colour Temperature) indicates what hue and tone of white you can expect from a bulb or light fixture.
***Foot candle describes the amount of light that reaches a specified surface area (instead of simply the amount of light that comes directly from a source).