High Bay Lights

High bay lights are ideal for general purpose, energy efficient, indoor lighting. Indoor high bay lights are available with LED, screw-in CFL, and HID lamp types. High bay lights are available in linear and traditional ballast box and reflector styles and are able to be custom finished to match any interior. Visit our LED High Bay page and T5 Lighting pages for more information.

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High bay lights are ideal for general purpose, energy efficient, indoor lighting. Access Fixtures features high bay lights of every type for every purpose. We feature High Intensity Discharge (HID) High Bay Fixtures including High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH). We also carry Linear Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures, such as T5HO High Bay fixtures and T8 High Bay. Water tight units are available for potentially moist environments, such as indoor pools.

Induction High Bay Fixtures perform for up to 100,000 hours making them virtually maintenance free; and HighMax High Bay Fixtures, which use MaxLite’s 150w or 200w self ballasted instant-on compact fluorescent lamps, provide a traditional high bay system. Access Fixtures Lighting Specialists can help you determine which lamp is best for your project.  Call now and find out; our specialists will be glad to discuss your organization’s specific needs and recommend the best solution.


High Bay Light News


New Explosion Proof LED High Bay Lighting for Hazardous Locations Offered by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, MA, September 16, 2015—Access Fixtures, a leading purveyor of commercial and sports lighting, is now offering explosion proof LED high bay lighting for hazardous locations. The high-output, explosion-proof LED high bay is an excellent, energy-efficient option for industrial facilities, processing plants, oil drilling rigs, and other potentially dangerous locations. “With a price point below $1,000, you can easily meet Class I, Division 2 safety requirements without going over budget,” says Access Fixtures CEO Steven Rothschild. “This explosion-proof LED high bay lighting will improve lighting levels, virtually eliminate maintenance, and significantly reduce energy consumption.” Class 1, Div 2 locations indicate that ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids will likely be present during abnormal or emergency situations. When dealing with volatile chemicals or open flames, the right equipment can contribute to, or detract from, current safety measures. Traditional fixtures pose the risk of sparking and contain dangerous chemicals such as mercury. They also do not last as long as LED lights. Explosion Proof LED high bay lighting for hazardous locations minimizes risk and reduces cost. The energy efficiency of LEDs will help save money on energy bills. It’s also important to consider the long life of LEDs, rated at 100,000 operating hours, which virtually eliminates maintenance costs. For property managers looking to upgrade their current lighting, such as solvent and cleaning areas, water treatment plants and petrochemical facilities, explosion proof LED high bay lighting is the best choice. Call an Access Fixtures specialist today to learn more. About Access Fixtures Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less and features light fixtures with LED, induction, eHID, PS-MH,...

Affordable High Output LED Replacement for T5HO High Bay Fixtures Added by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, MA, September 8, 2015—Access Fixtures, a leading distributor of high-quality commercial and sports lighting, has expanded their LED high bay replacement options with the addition of the 280w LED 4-Foot High Bay Luminaire. This LED high bay starts at $429.99 and offers more light than traditional fixtures such as 6-lamp T5HO high bays and 400w metal halide high bays. Volume discounts are available. “This is a high-powered LED high bay replacement option, which exceeds the light output of traditional high bay lighting options,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “At half the price of LED fixtures capable of similar output, this becomes a really compelling and cost-effective option for anybody looking to upgrade their high bay lighting to LED.” The 280w 4-Foot LED High Bay is more efficient than traditional metal halide and T5HO fixtures, producing 115 lumens per watt. It also has an exceptionally long operating life of 100,000 hours, virtually eliminating maintenance costs. This LED high bay replacement is perfect for indoor commercial applications such as warehouse lighting, service garage lighting, and manufacturing floor lighting. It is DLC approved for applicable rebates. Call an Access Fixtures lighting specialist today to learn more. About Access Fixtures Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less, featuring light fixtures with LEDs, induction, eHID, PS-MH, and CFL light sources that are long-lasting and energy-saving. With custom manufacturing capabilities, Access Fixtures can competitively build and custom finish luminaires and poles to the performance specifications required. Access Fixtures’ extensive lineup of interior and exterior lighting fixtures includes products for sports, commercial properties, industrial properties, residential areas, and hospitality applications. Their luminaire...

Access Fixtures Announces New MaxLite LED High Bay Luminaires

WORCESTER, MA, August, 19, 2015 — Access Fixtures, a leading manufacturer and distributor of commercial and sports lighting, has announced the release of new MaxLite LED high bay luminaires. A range of linear, pendant mount, and round pendant mount styles are now available. MaxLite LED high bays are an energy efficient, long lasting alternative to traditional fixtures in commercial, manufacturing, and industrial applications.   “Advanced LED technology is capable of providing superior lumen output, rivaling traditional fixtures in an increasing number of lighting applications,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “We’ve expanded our collection of LED lighting to include the MaxLite LED high bay luminaires to facilitate the growth of energy efficiency in every aspect of the lighting market.” Compared to metal halide lighting, LED has a long operating life of up to 100,000 hours. Unlike metal halide, which begins to degrade immediately and has 40% lumen depreciation by the mid-point of the lamp’s average life, LEDs provide high lumen maintenance for the entirety of their use. The MaxLite 132w LED high bay offers performance luminaires that can directly replace up to a 400-watt metal halide fixture. The savings in operating expense over the course of 10 years can climb into the thousands. The addition of dimming capabilities can further cut operating cost and extend life. MaxLite LED linear high bay luminaires have advanced optics to reduce glare and provide uniform horizontal & vertical light levels.  Mounting options include pendant and surface mounts for mounting between 15’ and 40; high, in commercial, warehouse, and manufacturing locations. The high bay luminaires are rated IP60 for wet locations, making the MaxLite...


Recent High Bay Projects


Industrial Machine Shop in St. Louis Receives T5HO High Bay Lighting Upgrade

A machine shop near St Louis, MO, recently contacted Access Fixtures to replace their existing light fixtures. Their old luminaires were most likely metal halides. The shop described the lights as big fixtures that took a long time to turn on and went dim over time; they added that the quality of the light wasn’t ever all that great. A machine shop requires high-quality light, as the work being done within is often hazardous; anything less than total precision can introduce a number of new risks to the products and workers. The right lighting can make industrial spaces safer to work in, while the wrong lighting can make complex and potentially dangerous operations harder to perform. The Challenges of an Industrial Environment The customer’s industrial facility specialized in metal fabrication and machining. They had a large space that needed ample lighting in order to optimize the performance of the crews at work. Their current lighting had begun to flicker and dim and it had become difficult for workers to see what they were doing. When a light went out, production stopped and management had to figure out if the luminaire required a lamp, a ballast, or both. The process was unnecessarily complicated, a waste of time and money, and a nuisance for everyone involved. It was time for the old lighting to go. The shop had a few goals with their new lighting: it had to be instant-on, provide consistent light levels, offer a high CRI, give off more light, and require less maintenance. The customer opted to replace all of the fixtures to start fresh. One of the...

Planet Fitness Gets a New Look with Access Fixtures

As summer gets into full swing, many of us are still trying to catch up on that ‘beach body’ ideal. We’re not the only ones trying for a better look. Planet Fitness recently approached Access Fixtures about finding a new lighting design for their Lafayette and Baton Rouge facilities. Planet Fitness is a chain of exercise outlets, famous for their welcoming attitude and for having the most up to date fitness equipment. Now, their facilities are a little brighter with the most up to date LED luminaires from Access Fixtures. Previously, the gyms were using 250w metal halide high bays with a rated life of 20,000 hours. For a facility that caters to the long work days of most American fitness nuts, the energy costs and limited longevity of these fixtures was simply not working out. Access Fixtures representative, Dan Rodriquez, suggested a 100w LED high bay luminaire to replace the current fixtures. With a CRI of 80+ and an acrylic reflector, Dan, assured them that the light would be bright enough to illuminate the entire space without being too harsh. The fixtures also include a diffuser, so that patrons attempting moves like the bench press would not be blinded as they look up at the ceiling. With lower energy costs and maintenance hours in mind, the Planet Fitness facility managers agreed that LED would be the best route to take. LEDs have a rated life of 100,000 hours and are much more energy efficient than traditional lighting, such as metal halide. The long life and reliable operating capacity will virtually eliminate maintenance...

The Answer For Horse Stables – T5HO Vapor Tight Fixtures

A racetrack in Maryland contacted Access Fixtures looking to install fixtures in a new building where horses will be stabled. Horse stables generate dust from hay that the horses eat, wood shavings which are used for bedding, and from the open air ventilation which inherently creates a buildup of dust and dirt. To maintain suitable and efficient light output, the fixtures need to be periodically hosed down to prevent dust and dirt from collecting on the fixtures. An Access Fixtures lighting specialist recommended a 6 Lamp T5HO Vapor Tight High Bay Fixture with an emergency backup ballast. Access Fixtures’ rugged T5HO vapor-tight high bay fixtures are engineered to withstand this type of environment. The fixture is fully gasketed to provide total protection from dust and moisture penetration, which enables the luminaire to be hosed down as needed. It also features stainless steel hardware for maximum durability. The county’s electrical code requires the fixtures to be NEMA 3R rated. The customer had originally chosen another company to provide the T5HO luminaires, but then it turned out they could not meet the NEMA-rated standards for the fixture. Fortunately for the stable, they found Access Fixtures’ 6-lamp T5 vapor-tight high bay fixture is rated NEMA 4x, exceeding the county code’s requirements. This type of enclosure is watertight, extremely corrosion-resistant, and is often used on ship docks, dairies, and breweries. Recommending T5HO linear fluorescent lighting was an obvious choice. T5HO is energy efficient and cost effective. T5HO luminaires exclusively use electronic ballasts that are lighter weight and smaller size than electromagnetic ballasts, increase system efficiency because they use less power themselves, and operate...


High Bay Light Blogs


T5HO Continues to Dominate the Market

T5HO fixtures are continuing to dominate the market as the leading choice for anyone with high ceilings and large areas that require high output lighting. While LEDs threaten to overtake CFLs in most avenues, T5HO remains the luminaire of choice for large area high bay applications thanks to wide availability and low prices. With an output of 5,000 lumens, approximately 1.5 times the output of T8 lamps, T5HO strikes a balance between the bright, far-reaching light expected from LED fixtures with the low price point and accessibility of standard linear fluorescents. While the efficiency of T5HO can not compare with LEDs, the differential in efficacy between T5HO and T8 lighting is minimal. However, T5HO boasts vastly superior illumination over the T8 luminaire. This bigger, brighter output also means that far fewer lamps are required to light the area. So how do you determine if T5HO lighting is the right choice for you? Initially the size of the facility must be considered. T5HO is ideal for high ceiling applications and large areas, such as warehouses, gymnasiums and large offices. However, there are a few important factors that could still rule out T5HO as the best lighting option. One concern is the need for replacement. While the lumen outputs of T5HO and LEDs are nearly identical, the T5HO is rated for 25,000-35,000 hours, compared to the longevity of some LEDs which are rated at 100,000 hours. Are the fixtures easily accessible to change the lamps as necessary? Does the company budget have room for more frequent replacements? A second factor to consider is the glass and mercury contained in T5HO lamps....

Retrofitting Outdated Office Lighting to Meet Modern Working Environments

From a lighting perspective, the typical office environment of today is radically different than it was even just a few short years ago. Computers have not only changed the way many of us work, but, with this change in technology, the spaces in which we perform this work now require a completely different type of lighting than was common in the past. What’s the difference? Today, computers with high resolution monitors already provide light, consequently making overhead lighting less critical. Many also want to be able to create their own personal lighting environment around their desks. These trends are leading to far lower light levels overhead office lighting, allowing the creation of more flexible lighting environments. When a customer contacts Access Fixtures to retrofit an office, the solution is no longer relamping one for one and matching the initial lumen output. Lighting specialists will analyze the office for the amount of lumens required, and then determine how many T8 LED tube lights (TLEDs) would be needed when swapping out T8 or T12 lamps. For instance, a 20 x 40 office was recently retrofitted originally had eight wrap luminaires, each equipped with four 32w T8 linear fluorescent lamps. The light levels were much higher than the workers preferred, since they were all working on computers. There were also large windows that allowed a lot of light into the office. Since the lights were on separate switches, sometimes the workers would shut off some of the lights, typically the ones near the windows. This, unfortunately, produced uneven lighting in the office and the next person passing by would turn the lights...

What’s the Fuss About California’s Title 24?

State energy codes were meant to help save energy and encourage property managers to choose the most energy-efficient options available, but what happens when the codes become so cumbersome and expensive that it inhibits properties from getting the necessary updates that they need? This is what seems to be happening in California. The original Title 24 regulation set standard and encouraged energy conservation, but the new Title 24 regulations may have gone to far, and may even be written to promote special interests. For example, a public school district in California approved a new lighting retrofit that was accepted under the original Title 24. With the new update that took effect in July 2014, the school district had no choice but to cancel the upgrade. The requirements made the retrofit much more expensive and without significant energy savings. The same story is being told for many other buildings in the state. Before the latest update, Title 24 had different requirements for retrofits than it had for new construction. This made sense because new construction requires new lighting and control products anyway, while retrofits already have existing lighting and controls that can be easily updated to become more energy efficient. The recent update treats retrofits and new construction relatively the same, which has led to lighting retrofits costing 20%-30% more under the update. For example, the previous Title 24 allowed checker-boarding the lights on different switches if the existing fixtures had inboard/outboard lighting. The update requires bi-level lighting in almost every fixture, unless the lighting power density (LPD) is less than 0.5 watts per square foot (WSF). The cost of...

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