When you see the UFO high bay fixture, do you have the question: Why is this lamp designed like this UFO? Was his original designer an avid fan of aliens? Does this shape really bring magical power to this kind of lamp? Believe it or not, UFO has become an increasingly popular commercial led light. Don’t worry, today we will briefly discuss the structure of the lights so that everyone has a more comprehensive understanding of the UFO led high bay light.
UFO high bay led, as the name suggests, use a UFO-like design. In fact, this flying saucer-shaped design is just like the shape of an airplane, which is a reference to the shape of a bird. There are many physics foundations.
This UFO fan design allows the enclosure to better balance the pressure on the inside and outside of the housing as temperature and pressure change. The large air permeability and fine porous structure of the internal fins further reduce the pressure on the lamp by continuously balancing the pressure inside the housing and the environment, preventing condensation, fogging and prolonging the service life.
In general, the life of the driver determines the life of the luminaire. Just like lifting the phone, we will think of the iPhone. Similarly, when we mentioned the LED driver, MeanWell will appear in our mind. The company I worked before once designed LED power themselves, but the heat dissipation performance and service life were not satisfactory. Finally, we chose Meanwell driver. Why is the MeanWell power supply so attractive?
MEAN WELL is a world-renowned Switching Power Supply manufacturer in Taiwan. Most UFO high bay lamps use MeanWell HBG driver. Let’s take a look at the introduction of the HBG 160 Series on the MeanWell website.
HBG-100/160/200 series is a 100W/160W200W AC/DC LED driver featuring the circular shape design. It operates from 90—3O5 VAC and offers the dual modes constant voltage and constant current output models with different rated voltage between 24Vand 60V. Thanks to the high efficiency up to 93.5%,with the fanless design, the entire series is able to operate for -40°F – +185 °F (-40°C – +85°C) case temperature under free air convection. The design of metal housing and 1P67/lP65 ingress protection level allows this series to fit both indoor and outdoor applications. HBG-1 60 is equipped with various function options, such as dimming methodologies, so as to provide the optimal design flexibility for LED lighting system.
The waterproof rating of IP65/IP67 and the operating temperature of -40°F – +185 °F make this lamp have good weather resistance. Naturally able to adapt to different working environments. The service life of this kind of LED power supply given on MeanWell’s official website is more than 50,000 hours. The corresponding lamp life will generally exceed 50,000 hours. High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps have an estimated lifespan of about 2,000 hours. A typical lifespan for an HPS bulb is around 24,000 hours. The life of a UFO high bay light fixture is double that of an HPS lamp and 25 times that of an HID lamp.
3. LED CHIPS
Most of the chips used in UFO lamps are 2835 and 3030 leds. In the led bay lights market, 3030 and 2835 leds are two popular product models, and both products are widely used in various fields. High luminaire efficiency, up to 120-130lm/w.
Since both types of lamp beads are of the patch type, their illumination angles are all within 120 degrees. For open areas, such as a warehouse, shop, factory, wide beam angles produce a far more uniform coverage, avoiding “hot spots” common with narrow beam angle options seen during the early adoption period of the LED. If you want open areas uniformly lit, then a wider beam angle will do it easily with a lower quantity of fixtures.
4. BEAM ANGLE
The light angle of a UFO fixture is generally 60°, 90°, and 120°. But on Amazon, you will find that almost all UFO lamps on sale have a light angle of 120°. Why does this happen?
The same wattage of UFO lighting, although the angle of illumination is different, the production cost is almost the same. The same number of LED patches, the same wattage of power, or even the same enclosure.
If we know UFO light, we will find that the brightness of the UFO lamp is very high. On Amazon, many customers buy UFO lights for private use. A large light angle will cover a larger range. If the commercial hanging lights installation height is not particularly high, 120°will be the most suitable choice. On the one hand, it can effectively avoid the loss of energy while meeting illumination requirements; on the other hand, it can reduce the use of lamps and save a lot of money. If you need it, I will write an article to discuss how to choose the wattage of the UFO lamp, the installation height, the number of installations, and so on.
It is necessary to understand the structure of the UFO lamp. There is a saying in the Art of The War: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. In this guide, I have minimized the use of terminology so that everyone can better understand the structure of the commercial industrial lighting.
- The design concept of the UFO high bay led satisfies and optimizes the requirements of structural mechanics and thermodynamics.
- The Scaled shell reduces the weight of the luminaire and has good heat dissipation.
- The driver of the famous power manufacturer MeanWell guarantees the life and weather resistance of the LED lamp.
- High-efficiency LED chips to reduce energy loss, green, and money-saving.
- The Beam Angle of 60, 90, 120 can meet the lighting needs of different occasions.
Last but not least, do you have any other questions about UFO lamps? please comment with your questions or anything I did not mention.