Why You Should Consider Lumens Instead of Wattage in LED Lighting Solutions?

There are many people out there who think that low wattage lighting fixtures would illuminate the space with efficient light. Do you think the same?

In this article, we will discuss the below-mentioned topics:

  • Why choose lumen over wattage?
  • What is the difference between lumens and wattage?

When shopping for lighting fixtures, compare the lumen output to get the perfect lighting output as you want. LEDMyplace will help you to find the right luminous flux fixture which fulfills your lighting requirements.

What are Lumens?

A unit of the lumen is equal to the amount of light emitted through the lighting fixture. In short, lumens are equals to brightness.

Why choose lumen over wattage?

To help the consumer in a better way, we are here to explain why high lumens light fixtures are better than low wattage.

It is mandatory to ask for the lumen output while buying a lighting fixture, no matter which fixture you are going to buy. Lighting bills typically trim your profit to the operating cost, whether you use light in commercial space, industrial space, any residential space.

High wattage lighting fixtures such as halogen lamps, metal-halide fixture, or HID fixture consumes high power wattage and emits low lumen to space whereas an LED lighting fixture operates on low wattage illuminate the space with high lumen lighting.

The below chart will define the fixture wattage and their lumen output:

LED

Metal Halide Fixtures

Lumen Output (lm)

5W

40W

450lm

8W

60W

800lm

13W

75W

1100lm

20W

100W

1600lm

28W

150W

2600lm

60W

250W

6700lm

100W

400W

11000lm

200W

600W

20000lm

480W

2000W

64000l


The above chart doesn’t need to explain why lumens are more powerful than wattage. The chart also mentioned that metal halide fixtures operate on high wattage and the output of these fixtures is very poor compared to an LED lighting fixture.

What is Wattage?

The wattage defines the used count of energy. It is symbolized as “W” which is a unit of power.

What is the difference between lumens and wattage?

When LED lighting lamps were not around, then people were talked about the brightness in the terms of watts.

Wattage: Watts measures how much energy has been used to illuminate the space. Wattage has nothing to do with the brightness.

Lumens: Lumens directly defines the brightness of an LED lighting fixture, higher the lumen more brighter the lighting output would be. But you can calculate the lumen on single wattage by dividing the total lumen with the total wattage of the fixture.

I.e.:  240W UFO LED High Bay Light offer 31000 lumens. How many lumens will you get per wattage?

Solution: 31000lm/240W = 129lm/W

The more lumen you get per wattage the more bright light you will get for your surface.

Where to buy the perfect lumen fixture?

LEDMyplace offer the perfect lumen lighting fixtures such as UFO LED High Bay Light, LED Flood Light, LED Corn Bulbs, T8 4ft LED Tube and many more which emit the high lumen output per wattage. If you want to know more the lumens or about our fixtures, get in touch with us via call (888-972-6211) or live chat with our LED experts.

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