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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

 

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...

New LED High Bay Luminaire Announced by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, Mass., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and sports lighting, is expanding its line of LED high bays by introducing a new high output LED high bay with a traditional form factor that includes an aluminum reflector. Available in 126w and 95w, the LED high bay uses up to 80 percent less energy compared to traditional light sources such as metal halide. High output LED high bays are ideal for energy-efficient indoor lighting. This industrial-style fixture is designed for warehouses, manufacturing facilities and retail stores. “LED high bays are becoming increasingly prevalent in high output applications, a market previously dominated by metal halide and more recently by T5HO high bays,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “As efficacy increases and prices continue to fall, LED luminaires are becoming the first choice for lighting commercial and industrial spaces.” The new LED high bays with aluminum reflectors expand the line of LED high bays, which already includes LED high bays with acrylic reflectors and high bay designs that do not emulate traditional high bay form factors. Rated for 100,000 hours, the LED high bays nearly eliminate maintenance associated with lamp replacement and installation. The 95w luminaire emits 13,293 light source lumens while the 126w emits 17,724 light source lumens. The high bay lights feature corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum housing with a bronze powdercoat finish over chromate conversion coating. The LED high bays are available in two Kelvin temperatures, 4300K and 5700K, and have the option to be dimmable. Access Fixtures LED high bays are assembled in the USA using domestic and imported parts. About Access...

New 158w LED High Bay from Access Fixtures Outperforms 400w Metal Halide

WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures, a leader in commercial and sports lighting, has announced the production of a new 158w LED high bay that uses 66% less energy than a 400 watt metal halide (MH) high bay, yet has equivalent light output. The LEDs in the high bay are rated LM70 at 100,000 hours. Over the course of 10 years, the LED high bay is expected to reduce operating cost by$2,385.86. In many instances, the payback is less than 2 years. The 158w LED high bay is ideal for illuminating large indoor areas such as large retail applications, warehouses and sports facilities such as high school gyms. “LED light sources now provide superior lumen output in many of Access Fixtures’ most popular luminaires, enabling an energy-efficient and long-lasting alternative to even metal halide,” said Access Fixtures CEO,Steven Rothschild. “The new LED high bay uses only 34% of the energy as its metal halide equivalent while providing all the benefits of LED.” Compared to metal halide, LED is long-lasting, energy-efficient, requires minimal maintenance, and has a higher color rendering (CRI) of 70+. With higher CRI, Kelvin and directed light, the LED high bay luminaire will appear to emit more light than the 400w metal halide. The LED will emit more light than the MH after 40% of the metal halide lamp life. Also, this LED luminaire has instant on/off capabilities, enabling it to be compatible with occupancy sensors. Dimming for applications such as daylight harvesting is available as an option. Access Fixtures LED high bay luminaires are assembled in USA with USA and imported parts. About...

 

Recent High Bay Projects

 

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...

How Do You Safely Light an Indoor Pool Area?

A customer contacted Access Fixtures concerning the electrical junction box above a community indoor pool that contained wires and a ballast for the light fixtures in the room. The ballast and the wires were in a different electrical gearbox as the lighting was a 1000w metal halide (MH) with a remote ballast. The gearboxes were rusting and the wires inside the box were corroded, rusted, and oxidized. Obviously this was not a good sign, and a clear indication that something needed to be changed. An Access Fixtures lighting specialist determined that the gearbox was not nautical grade and consequently did not meet the requirements for an indoor pool. The deficiency resulted in  damage to the gearboxes and wires. Chemicals used to treat the pool water are naturally present in the air, resulting in a high pH in the air. The pH in the air causes quicker oxidation. To avoid degradation, all fixtures and gearboxes need to be fully gasketed, in other words designed to keep moisture out. The paint on the metal gearboxes and luminaire housings need to be able to withstand the air’s high humidity and pH to avoid corrosion.   Access Fixtures provided the customer with a heavy-duty gearboxes and 1000w ballasts that are designed to withstand the corrosion. Additionally, Access Fixtures provided six 6-lamp T5 vapor-tight high bay fixtures that will be used above the pool. The T5HO vapor tight lumniaires are fully-gasketed to provide total protection from moisture penetration. The housing of these fixtures is designed with stainless steel hardware for maximum durability to withstand corrosion and splashing water. With the new junction box and T5HO...

 

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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