Las Vegas Electrician - LEDs

How do I find the correct size LED to replace my existing light bulbs?

Simply put, the market is changing.  Previously, we looked at how many watts did the light give.  With the advent of LEDs, they use a different measurement to show what this lamp can generate, lumens.  According to the US Department of Energy, they listed this chart:
The brightness, or lumen levels, of the lights in your home may vary widely, so here’s a rule of thumb:
  • To replace a 100 watt (W) incandescent bulb, look for a bulb that gives you about 1600 lumens. If you want something dimmer, go for less lumens; if you prefer brighter light, look for more lumens.
  • Replace a 75W bulb with an energy-saving bulb that gives you about 1100 lumens
  • Replace a 60W bulb with an energy-saving bulb that gives you about 800 lumens
  • Replace a 40W bulb with an energy-saving bulb that gives you about 450 lumens.
So when buying replacement lamps, these numbers will make it easier to make an informed choice.