LED Wattage Explained

Unlike conventional lighting mediums which are extremely inefficient, LED’s do not require much power to produce large amounts of light.

We would like to bring some perspective to how LED wattage compares to the wattage of the traditional forms of lighting and offer some general guidelines for selecting LED direct replacements.

  • For Halogen lighting, the wattage ratio is approximately 8:1. For every 8 watts of Halogen lighting existing, only 1 watt of our LED lighting would be adequate to produce the same amount of light. A simple method to calculate this would be to divide the existing Halogen power by 8 to find equivalent LED power. Example: An existing 250 watt halogen light can be directly replaced with one of our 30 watt LED fixtures.
  • For Fluorescent lighting, the wattage ratio is approximately 2:1. For every 2 watts of Fluorescent lighting existing, only 1 watt of our LED lighting would be adequate to produce the same amount of light. Example: An existing 100 watt Fluorescent light can be directly replaced with one of our 50 watt LED fixtures.
  • For Metal Halide lighting, the wattage ratio is approximately 3:1. For every 3 watts of Metal Halide light existing, only 1 watt of our LED lighting would be adequate to produce the same amount of light. Example: An existing 175 watt Metal Halide Wall Pack light can be directly replaced with one of our 60 watt LED fixtures.