LED linear high bay light is mainly used for indoor lighting in spaces with high ceilings, such as factories, warehouses, garages, and large shopping malls. When the linear LED high bay light is suspended or installed on a ceiling more than 15 feet above ground, or even as high as 40 feet, it can still provide sufficient illuminance and lumens to meet lighting needs.
While both are LED high bay lights, the biggest difference between linear high bay light and UFO high bay light is that the former is rectangular in shape, which makes it very suitable for warehouse aisles or other long and narrow areas, and there will be no issue of tall shelves interfering with illuminance due to their height. In addition, linear LED high bay lights are very easy to install, and can be installed directly onto a ceiling, or suspended with two chains.
Part 1. Buying Linear LED High Bay Light
When choosing a linear LED high bay light, aside from its power, the number of lumens and color temperature emitted by the light should also be considered. The light can only produce sufficient illuminance to meet lighting needs if it emits sufficient luminous flux. A lower color temperature means that the light is warmer and resembles an incandescent lamp more. A color temperature of 4,000 Kelvin or higher can help to increase productivity and reduce eye fatigue, making it more suitable for commercial and industrial applications.
Part 2. Installing Linear High Bay LED Lights
There are many ways of installing linear LED high bay lights. You can select the most suitable method according to the conditions of the indoor space.
One method of installation is to suspend the linear LED high bay light using a chain.
Step 1: Disconnect the power supply
To ensure safety, the linear LED high bay light should be installed when the power is disconnected, so the first step is to disconnect the power supply.
Step 2: Wiring
The next step is wiring. There is a junction box on the back of the light fixture. Loosen the screws to open up the cover and retrieve the wires in the box. Connect the black wire to the live wire, the white wire to the neutral wire, and the green wire to ground.
Aside from these, there are two dimming wires. If you require dimming in daily use, you can connect the dimmer to the two dimming wires. The purple wire represents dimming up and the gray wire represents dimming down. When not working, you can lower the brightness as appropriate to save on electricity. If you do not require the dimming function, the two wires do not have to be used.
After connecting the wires, pass the wires through the holes in the cover and tighten the screws to close up the cover.
Step 3: Hook up the chain
Retrieve the hooks and chain from the accessories, and pass the chain through the hooks, as shown in the figure below.
Attach the hooks to both sides of the light. Now, the linear high bay can be suspended by lifting the chain.
Step 4: Affix the chain onto the rail
Hang the chain onto the crossbar and adjust the length. Now, the linear LED high bay light is suspended successfully. If there is no crossbar installed on the ceiling prior, it must be first installed before the light can be installed. Aside from this method, you can also choose from other methods of installation below.
Step 5: Connect to power supply and adjust lighting
Finally, connect to a power supply and adjust the lighting to start using.
2.3/4 NPT installation
To use this installation method, first prepare the U-shaped brackets, steel pipe, and matching 3/4 NPT.
Step 1: Disconnect power supply
As with the above method, the first step before installation is to disconnect the power supply.
Step 2: Install the brackets onto the steel pipe
First, install the steel pipe onto the ceiling to suspend it, and then use 3/4 NPT to attach the U-shaped brackets onto the steel pipe.
Step 3: Affix the light onto the brackets
There are holes on both sides of the light fixture. In this step, affix the linear LED high bay light onto the U-shaped bracket with screws. Now the high bay light is suspended successfully.
Then, refer to Steps 2 above for wiring, powering up, and adjusting, to start using.
This installation method is similar to the second method, but requires two U-shaped brackets.
Step 1: Disconnect power supply
When installing the linear LED high bay light, the most important thing to pay attention to is safety, so it must be installed when the power is disconnected.
Step 2: Mount the U-shaped brackets
Here, the two U-shaped brackets must first be affixed onto the ceiling or the suspended crossbar. The distance between the two U-shaped brackets depends on the distance between the holes on both sides of the light.
Step 3: Affix the light fixture
Affix the light fixture to the bottom of the U-shaped brackets with screws.
After tightening the screws, the linear LED high bay light can be suspended. Then, refer to Steps 5 and 6 above for wiring and powering up.
Part 3. Why Choose LED Linear High Bay Fixtures?
Compared with other light fixtures such as metal-halide lamps and high-pressure sodium lamps, linear LED high bay lights have their own advantages. Although LED lights are more expensive than traditional lamps, and the initial investment will be more, this part of the costs can be made up for with the savings on electricity bills, so it is still more cost-effective. Linear LED high bay lights have gradually become the preferred choice for indoor high bay lighting.
Energy saving and power saving. Save on more than 60% of electricity bills.
Long service life, so there is no need to expend too much time and energy on maintenance and replacement.
Low heat production and good safety.
No harmful components and more environmentally friendly.
Simple installation. the linear high bay LED light can be installed and affixed in a few steps, and operation difficulty is low.
The above introduces the unique features and installation methods of linear LED high bay lights. For more detailed information, check linear led high bay lamp link