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High Bay Lighting with HO T5 Lamps

High bay lighting is a lighting system that is used in high-ceiling areas to light surfaces that are more than 15 feet away. All lamps that are used in high bay lighting systems contain mercury. While you should be a little concerned because of the mercury chemical, choosing this type of lighting system is sometimes what has to be done. As long as you are careful, then you should have no problems.

The most common high-bay applications include industrial manufacturing, gymnasiums, warehouses, and other warehouse type retailers. There are several types of lighting systems that can be used in a high-bay system setting. Some of these include:

– Metal halide high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps
– High-pressure sodium (HID) lamps
– High-output linear fluorescent T5 (HO T5) lamps
Electrode-less induction fluorescent lamps

The HO T5 lamps use the least amount of mercury. This helps to reduce health risks in case of a lamp breakage during some point in use.

Since energy efficiency is an important aspect of today’s manufacturers and consumers, it is important to consider which high-bay lighting systems are the most energy efficient. Here is a good example of what we mean:

Four HO T5 lamps or two induction fluorescent lamps are required to run the exact same amount of light as just one metal halide HID lamp can run. This use of lighting will not only save you money in the long run, but it provides the exact same amount of light. It is a good place to start when you are trying to be energy efficient with your high-bay lighting systems.

Before a buyer purchases a high-bay lighting system, it is important for them to consult a professional. This will help the buyer analyze the entire system for energy efficiency, lighting levels needed, and appropriate color rendering.

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