Full Guide to Linear LED High Bay Lights

What is linear LED high bay light? Where can it be used?

LED linear high bay light is mainly used for indoor lighting in spaces with high ceilings, such as factories, warehouses, garages, and large shopping malls. When the linear LED high bay light is suspended or installed on a ceiling more than 15 feet above the ground, or even as high as 40 feet, it can still provide sufficient illuminance and lumens to meet lighting needs.

While both are LED high bay lights, the biggest difference between linear high bay light and UFO high bay light is that the former is rectangular in shape, which makes it very suitable for warehouse aisles or other long and narrow areas, and there will be no issue of tall shelves interfering with illuminance due to their height. In addition, linear LED high bay lights are very easy to install and can be installed directly onto a ceiling, or suspended with two chains.

Part 1. Buying Linear LED High Bay Light

Part 2. Installing Linear High Bay LED Lights

Part 3. Why Choose LED Linear High Bay Fixtures

Part 1. How to Choose Linear LED High Bay Light

When choosing a linear LED high bay light, aside from its power, the number of lumens and color temperature emitted by the light should also be considered. The light can only produce sufficient illuminance to meet lighting needs if it emits sufficient luminous flux. A lower color temperature means that the light is warmer and resembles an incandescent lamp more. A color temperature of 4,000 Kelvin or higher can help to increase productivity and reduce eye fatigue, making it more suitable for commercial and industrial applications.

Lepro LED Linear High Bay Lights

SKU Power Consumption Brightness (lm) Metal Halide Equivalent Color Temperature Beam Angle
350012-NW-US 165W23,100400W5000K90
350013-NW-US 220W38,000500W5000K90

Part 2. How to Install Linear High Bay LED Lights

There are many ways of installing linear LED high bay lights. You can select the most suitable method according to the conditions of the indoor space.

1. Hanging installation for linear high bay

One method of installation is to suspend the linear LED high bay light using a chain.

Step 1: Disconnect the power supply

To ensure safety, the linear LED high bay light should be installed when the power is disconnected, so the first step is to disconnect the power supply.

how to install linear led high bays

Step 2: Wiring

The next step is wiring. There is a junction box on the back of the light fixture. Loosen the screws to open up the cover and retrieve the wires in the box. Connect the black wire to the live wire, the white wire to the neutral wire, and the green wire to the ground.

Aside from these, there are two dimming wires. If you require dimming in daily use, you can connect the dimmer to the two dimming wires. The purple wire represents dimming up and the gray wire represents dimming down. When not working, you can lower the brightness as appropriate to save on electricity. If you do not require the dimming function, the two wires do not have to be used.

After connecting the wires, pass the wires through the holes in the cover and tighten the screws to close up the cover.

linear high bay led lights

Step 3: Hook up the chain

Retrieve the hooks and chain from the accessories, and pass the chain through the hooks, as shown in the figure below.

Attach the hooks to both sides of the light. Now, the linear high bay can be suspended by lifting the chain.

led linear high bay chain

Step 4: Affix the chain onto the rail

Hang the chain onto the crossbar and adjust the length. Now, the linear LED high bay light is suspended successfully. If there is no crossbar installed on the ceiling prior, it must be first installed before the light can be installed. Aside from this method, you can also choose from other methods of the installation below.

linear high bay

Step 5: Connect to the power supply and adjust lighting

Finally, connect to a power supply and adjust the lighting to start using.

hangable linear high bay light

2. 3/4 NPT installation for linear high bay light

To use this installation method, first prepare the U-shaped brackets, steel pipe, and matching 3/4 NPT.

Step 1: Disconnect power supply

As with the above method, the first step before installation is to disconnect the power supply.

Step 2: Install the brackets onto the steel pipe

First, install the steel pipe onto the ceiling to suspend it, and then use 3/4 NPT to attach the U-shaped brackets onto the steel pipe.

linear led high bay

Step 3: Affix the light onto the brackets

There are holes on both sides of the light fixture. In this step, affix the linear LED high bay light onto the U-shaped bracket with screws. Now the high bay light is suspended successfully.

surface mount for linear high bay light

Then, refer to Steps 2 above for wiring, powering up, and adjusting, to start using.

3. Pendant Installation for LED high bays

This installation method is similar to the second method but requires two U-shaped brackets.

Step 1: Disconnect power supply

When installing the linear LED high bay light, the most important thing to pay attention to is safety, so it must be installed when the power is disconnected.

Step 2: Mount the U-shaped brackets

Here, the two U-shaped brackets must first be affixed to the ceiling or the suspended crossbar. The distance between the two U-shaped brackets depends on the distance between the holes on both sides of the light.

Step 3: Affix the light fixture

Affix the light fixture to the bottom of the U-shaped brackets with screws.

After tightening the screws, the linear LED high bay light can be suspended. Then, refer to Steps 5 and 6 above for wiring and powering up.

Part 3. Why Choose LED Linear High Bay Fixtures?

Compared with other light fixtures such as metal-halide lamps and high-pressure sodium lamps, linear LED high bay lights have their own advantages. Although LED lights are more expensive than traditional lamps, and the initial investment will be more, this part of the costs can be made up for with the savings on electricity bills, so it is still more cost-effective. Linear LED high bay lights have gradually become the preferred choice for indoor high bay lighting.

  • Energy saving and power saving. Save on more than 60% of electricity bills.
  • Long service life, so there is no need to expend too much time and energy on maintenance and replacement.
  • Low heat production and good safety.
  • No harmful components and more environmentally friendly.
  • Simple installation. the linear high bay LED light can be installed and affixed in a few steps, and operation difficulty is low.

The above introduces the unique features and installation methods of linear LED high bay lights. For more detailed information, check linear LED high bay lights category to see more.

4 thoughts on “Full Guide to Linear LED High Bay Lights”

  1. What is the wiring procedure for wiring multiple, three (3)each LE 4ft 321W Dimmable LED Linear Highbay lights in my case, linear lights?


  3. The 150W dimmable 19000 Lumens overhead light has two dimmer wires. How do you attach those wires to a Lutron dimmer switch (ctcl-153pr)? I have a romex power cable connected to the light’s hot, neutral, and ground wire. Light works great connected through Lutron switch – can turn on and off – but dimmer slide on switch does not dim. Need to know how to connect the light’s two dimmer wires.
    Thanks …

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