High bay and low bay lighting for distribution centres

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. From offices and hotels, to schools and university accommodation, we provide a range of effective electrical solutions to commercial and industrial businesses across the North West, and this is our guide to everything you should know about high and low bay lighting for distribution centres.

What are the considerations for high bay and low bay lighting for distribution centres?

When lighting a large open space like a distribution centre there are two types of lighting that you can consider. These are high bay and low bay. So what do you need to know about using these effectively? Well, there are several considerations including:

  • Lighting areas 8m high or more- if you have a space that needs an equal distribution of light from the height of 8m or more in your distribution centre, you should consider using high bay lighting. This is designed to provide the type of light coverage you need by outputting the right amount of lumens to be effective from such a height.
  • Lower roofs or ceilings- for areas with lower roofs or ceilings and as such, a lower mount, low bay lighting can be most effective. Again this is designed to output the right amount of lumens for the space, without being overly bright or too dim. This allows for the maximum eye comfort level for staff and employees, reducing employee sickness and absenteeism.
  • LED lighting- whether you need high bay or low bay lighting for your distribution centre, or a combination of both, choosing LED bulbs is essential. These provide the right light colour and lighting level, while using much less electricity, and saving you money on electricity bills.

For professional lighting or electrical solutions, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.