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Metal Halide High Bay bulbs vs High Bay LEDs
  • The lifespan of a metal halide is approximately 20,000 hours whereas LED high bay lamps is 50,000 hours of use.
  • Using LED high bay bulbs will cut your maintenance cost in 1/3 to 1/2 with reduce bulb changes, which are often very difficult due to the hard-to-reach placement of high bay lighting.
  • Metal halides require more than twice the power to produce the same amount of light, reducing your cost of use (electricity charge) by at least 50%.
  • Metal halides lose 60% of their rated light output over their 2-3 year lifespan, whereas LED high bay lights only lose approximately 5% output over their 4-5 years, this improves the long-term light quality of the space.
  • Light quality – the light produced by LEDs is whiter and produces better visibility and true colours of area/objects.
  • The time needed for metal halides to re-fire after being turned off is approximately 30 minutes. LEDs, on the other hand, have instant re-strike capability, meaning they illuminate immediately rather than taking time to return to maximum brightness.
  • Air conditioning costs will also be reduced because of the lighting change-out. Metal halide lamps run at about 1,000degrees Fahrenheit (F), adding to the building’s cooling load. High Bay LEDs, on the other hand, put out only about 200 degrees (F) of heat, which will have a much smaller impact on the indoor temperature.