LED High Bays With High Efficiency And Low Cost - Best Value For Tier 1

Ethan McPeak - Research analyst

Posted on Tuesday 12th July 2016

LED High Bays with high efficiency and low cost - Best Value for tier 1

This report has been prepared by available information at the time of the release. Given the dynamic changes of the LED marketplace we will provide updated ranking reports periodically. If you are a manufacturer or a representative that would like to submit new fixtures or updates to fixtures referenced in the report please contact us.

Many consumers interested in using energy efficient LED high bays find themselves washed away by a disorganized mess of information. Buyers look for low cost LED High bays with reliable performance. Because the new pushes towards green energy have been so fruitful over the last decade, it has become increasingly difficult to stay current. Certainly some businesses and business owners turn away from going green and saving money simply because they are discouraged by the chaos of the energy scene. For this reason, it is key to the success of the green movement around the world that information be collected and synthesized frequently for the benefit of the consumers. The list provided in this article is a value ranking of the products in one of the most, if not the most, proven energy saving industries – LED lighting.

When measuring the value of LED lights, there are several possible metrics to base a conclusion off of. For the purpose of this article, Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied life (lumens*Warranty/price) is considered to be the most valuable statistic, because it incorporates the value of the fixture and quality. After hours of research, the following list has been compiled based off of hundreds of high bays and producers. These 10 high bays are the best on the market in the tier 1 category of 10000-15000 lumens, which could typically replace a 6 tube T8 32W fixture (approximately 192W), a 4 tube T5 HO 54W fixture (approximately 216W), or a 250W Metal Halide (which is slightly more than 250W with the ballast factor). The directional lumens of these traditional fixtures is variable based on the lens, reflectors and housings. Even though lumens per dollar over warrantied life was used to rank these fixtures, more information is provided, because efficiency is also a key component of any purchasing decision.

Here are the rankings. Obviously the list is not exhaustive, so if you want to see how other lights on the market compare to the top contenders here, simply calculate the lumens per dollar over warrantied life.

#1 Ranking: Independence LED
LED High Bay Lumens: 14200
LED High Bay Watts: 108
LED High Bay Lumens per Watt: 131
LED High Bay Online Price: $195
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 73
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0137
LED High Bay Warranty: 10 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 728
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0014
Made in the USA: Yes
Source: https://independence-led.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/independence-led-high-bay-2-module-fixture-108-watt-12-200-lumens

#2 Ranking: PLT
LED High Bay Lumens: 11290
LED High Bay Watts: 105
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 108
LED High Bay Online Price: $140
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 81
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0124
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 403
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0025
Made in the USA: No
Source: https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/174079/PQL-55154.html

#3 Ranking: Lithonia
LED High Bay Lumens: 11290
LED High Bay Watts: 125
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 90
LED High Bay Online Price: $159
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 70
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0142
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 352
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0028
Made in the USA: No
Source: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-2-ft-White-LED-High-Bay-Light-IBH-11L-MV/203812710

#4 Ranking: Orion
LED High Bay Lumens: 13860
LED High Bay Watts: 97
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 143
LED High Bay Online Price: $250
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 55
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0180
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 277
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0036
Made in the USA: No
Source: http://www.ledpro.com/ORION-APOLLO-97W-HBAC2A1-13000-Lumen-High-Bay-HBAC2A1OA-HBAC2A1OAUNVNDX850NLPF-HBAC2A1OAUNV-HBAC2?search=HBAC2

#5 Ranking: GE Albeo
LED High Bay Lumens: 12310
LED High Bay Watts: 95
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 130
LED High Bay Online Price: $283
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 43
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0230
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 217
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0046
Made in the USA: Yes
Source: http://www.shineretrofits.com/ge-lighting-abv1-0-1-v-95-watt-albeo-high-bay-led-luminair-1-module-very-high-lumen-output-120-277v.html

#6 Ranking: ATG Electronics
LED High Bay Lumens: 11389
LED High Bay Watts: 105
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 108
LED High Bay Online Price: $274
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 42
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0241
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 208
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0048
Made in the USA: No
Source: http: http://www.warehouse-lighting.com/store/p/22294-Stellar-LED-Linear-High-Bay-100W-160W-240W-or-323W-100-277V.aspx

#7 Ranking: SIMKAR
LED High Bay Lumens: 14523
LED High Bay Watts: 167
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 87
LED High Bay Online Price: $420
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 35
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0289
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 173
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0058
Made in the USA: Yes
Source: http://www.warehouse-lighting.com/store/p/19558-LED-125W-170W-250W-330W-OR-668W-Linear-High-Bay.aspx

#8 Ranking: Philips
LED High Bay Lumens: 12000
LED High Bay Watts: 97
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 124
LED High Bay Online Price: $415
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 29
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0346
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 145
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0069
Made in the USA: No
Source: https://www.alconlighting.com/philips-fbx-led-high-bay.html?fee=3&fep=13505&gclid=CjwKEAjwqJ67BRCzzJ7Hy-LYlFYSJABwp9PGPWa47yMM2vKd440j6cxJGPkX0xpkKUm2yNFp-xn9NhoCYeHw_wcB

#9 Ranking: MaxLite
LED High Bay Lumens: 13430
LED High Bay Watts: 160
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 84
LED High Bay Online Price: $569
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 24
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0424
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 118
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0085
Made in the USA: No
Source: http://www.beeslighting.com/product-p/blhp160ud1813m50.htm

#10 Ranking: Digital Lumens
LED High Bay Lumens: 11400
LED High Bay Watts: 78
LED High Bay Lumens/Watt: 146
LED High Bay Online Price: $528
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar: 22
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen: 0.0463
LED High Bay Warranty: 5 Years
LED High Bay Lumens per Dollar over Warrantied Life: 108
LED High Bay Dollars per Lumen over Warrantied Life (Price/(lumen * Warranty)): 0.0093
Made in the USA: No
Source: https://www.digitallumens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DOC-001602-00-C-CLE-Fixture-Family-Spec-Sheet.pdf and an industry insider

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