New and Underutilized Technology: Efficient High Bay Fluorescent Lighting
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for efficient high bay fluorescent lighting within the Federal sector. This information spans:
Efficient high bay fluorescent lighting can include either T5 or T8 fluorescent lighting systems for high-bay applications currently using metal halide fixtures. Fluorescent fixtures offer better light distribution, better light maintenance over the life of the lamp, improved color quality, and on-off control (re-strike time) with lower energy consumption.
Efficient high bay fluorescent lighting is applicable for facilities containing high bay areas.
Key Factors for Deployment
Federal agencies must evaluate relative costs, benefits, and application of the three major high bay technologies before making a deployment decision. These technologies include HID electronic, fluorescent, and LED lighting.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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The following resources are available:
T5 Fluorescent High Bay Lighting Systems: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) technology evaluation report on T5 fluorescent high bay lighting systems.
Industrial High Bay Lighting: Natural Resources Canada overview of high bay lighting technologies and applications for industrial businesses.