LED Equivalent Wattages Against Traditional Lighting

LED Equivalent Wattages Against Traditional Lighting

Publish Date: 2020/6/16 - Category: Article
LED Equivalent Wattages Against Traditional Lighting

LED equivalent wattages to traditional light sources can only be approximate, as they will vary depending on the colour temperature and quality of the bulbs being compared. When comparing different light bulbs and lamps, it is better to compare the lumens that each bulb produces, in order to gain a true like-for-like comparison.

That being said, you can use the comparison charts below as a starting point to finding out the LED equivalents for the light source you are shopping for.

LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are the least energy-efficient light source, with LED light bulbs using just 10% of the energy to produce the same amount of light as their incandescent equivalents.

Incandescent Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
100 Watt10 Watt
75 Watt7.5 Watt
60 Watt6 Watt
50 Watt5 Watt
30 Watt3 Watt

LED equivalents to halogen light bulbs

Halogen light bulbs are more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, but still require much more energy to generate light than LEDs, which use around 85% less energy than halogen bulbs.

Halogen Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
100 Watt12 Watt
75 Watt11 Watt
60 Watt8 Watt
50 Watt6 Watt
30 Watt4 Watt

LED equivalents to CFL light bulbs

CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs were the first real energy-efficient alternative to incandescent and halogen bulbs, using much less energy and lasting for much longer. LED light bulbs take energy efficiency to another level, using around 40% less energy than CFL equivalents.

CFL Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
20 Watt12 Watt
15 Watt9 Watt
9 Watt5.5 Watt
5 Watt3 Watt

LED equivalents to fluorescent tube lights

LED tube lights use between 40 and 50% less energy than fluorescent tube lights, which is of course comparable to CFLs that utilise the same technology.

Fluorescent Tube Light WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
70 Watt24 Watt
58 Watt22 Watt
35 Watt18 Watt
20 Watt9 Watt

LED equivalents to sodium lighting

Sodium lights can be high pressure sodium (HPS) or low pressure sodium (LPS). LPS are more efficient than HPS but emit a very dim, yellow light. Either way, LED lighting is around 50% more efficient than both HPS and LPS lighting.

Sodium Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
250 Watt100 Watt
150 Watt60 Watt
70 Watt30 Watt

LED equivalents to metal halide lighting

LED equivalents to metal halide lighting offer similar energy savings as over sodium lighting – around 50%.

Metal Halide Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage
400 Watt200 Watt
250 Watt100 Watt
150 Watt80 Watt
100 Watt30 Watt

Source : https://ledhut.co.uk/blogs/news/led-equivalent-wattages-against-traditional-lighting