The ABCs of High Bay Lighting and Switching to LEDs

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They say less is sometimes more, and we at Current completely agree: our fixtures use less energy while producing more light.

However, let’s take a step back and highlight the benefits of switching from traditional lighting fixtures to cost-saving LEDs. Did you know that, along with reducing maintenance and energy compared to conventional HID and fluorescent lighting systems, LEDs deliver better light distribution, stronger visual acuity, more color consistency, and allow for optimal control? All the while using less wattage and energy? It makes saving time and money as easy as A-B-C.

LED lights are not a new concept – they have been around for decades. However, many companies are still hesitant to make the switch to LEDs because they are a new lighting solution for company decision-makers. With all the proven benefits, making the switch to LED lights should be a no brainer.

Benefits of LED Lighting

To start, traditional lighting methods like compact fluorescents and incandescent bulbs are costly, have a short lifespan, and are bad for the environment. LED lights are energy-efficient, have high brightness and light intensity, and have a long lifespan. Classic fluorescent lights typically last 25,000 hours, and up to 4,000 hours for halogen light bulbs, before they need to be replaced with new ones. LEDs, such as the Albeo ABC1 LED Series luminaire, can last over 100,000 hours, providing a constant stream of light that you and your company can rely on.

LEDs are good for the environment because they use less energy. Unlike conventional incandescent and fluorescent lights, LEDs do not use electrical filaments, plasmas, or gases to emit light. They have their own power source, so they can be controlled remotely and can be equipped with sensors that turn the lights on and off depending on worker traffic in a certain area, therefore saving money and power.

After switching to LEDs, plants and warehouses have reported lighting energy savings of up to 50 percent. Additionally, they have seen up to 20 percent additional savings when connected controls were used, emphasizing the idea that with the right combination of products and solutions, facility owners can reduce their lighting energy by as much as 70 percent.

High bay fixtures are designed for mounting heights of 20 feet (six meters) or more and provide specific light patterns to the floor for optimal visibility and safety.

Options for Industrial and Warehouse Facilities

No matter the setup or layout of your company’s warehouse or industrial facility, if there is a lighting problem, there is a solution by switching to LEDs. Common LED product types include low bay fixtures, recessed indoor lighting, area lighting, wall-mounted luminaries, and high bay lighting. Here are a few details about each type:

Low bay fixtures are designed for mounting heights of 20 feet (six meters) or less and include task lighting for assembly lines, manufacturing areas, and individual workstations.

Recessed indoor lighting is meant to replace outdated fluorescent lamps and tubes in drop ceilings within offices and other commercial spaces.

Area lighting brightly illuminates parking lots and pathways while saving significantly more energy than standard high-intensity discharge (HID) systems.

Wall-mounted luminaires provide effective security light levels for the exteriors of buildings and other types of facility structures.

High bay fixtures are designed for mounting heights of 20 feet (six meters) or more and provide specific light patterns to the floor for optimal visibility and safety.


Designed for high bay applications in both industrial and commercial buildings, the fixtures are built to replace traditional HID and HIF lighting and bring an unmatched level of reliability, quality, and price.

Finding the Right LED High Bay Light


Current’s high bay LED industrial lighting fixtures make workspaces safer and more productive, all while using less energy. That’s the reason why many industrial lighting designers turn to GE Current, a Daintree company, for their lighting needs. We are experts in that arena and can guide you beyond the fundamentals of LED lighting.

But you may ask, “Why use the ABC1 Series?” As one of our premier high bay lighting solutions, the Albeo ABC1 LED Series luminaire is a unique combination of great value, size, and performance. Designed for high bay applications in both industrial and commercial buildings, the fixtures are built to replace traditional HID and HIF lighting and bring an unmatched level of reliability, quality, and price. Albeo ABC LEDs are competitively priced, industry certified, contractor focused, and have a much lower maintenance cost than most lighting fixtures while providing substantial energy savings.