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Compare lumens to watts

Compare Lumens to Watts

Lumen is the term used to describe the total amount of light emitted by a light source, while wattage merely indicates the amount of energy it uses. As lighting becomes more and more energy-efficient, the same number of lumens is being achieved with lower and lower wattages. That's why, when you replace an incandescent bulb with an LED one, for instance, you should compare the number of lumens rather than the wattage to ensure the brightness is the same. The table below clearly shows the number of lumens that are generated by different types of bulbs at various wattages.


Type of bulb 200-300
Incandescent 25-30 Watt 40 Watt 60 Watt 75 Watt 120 Watt 150-250 Watt
Halogen 18-25 Watt 35 Watt 50 Watt 65 Watt 100 Watt 125 Watt
CFL 5-6 Watt 8 Watt 11 Watt 15 Watt 20 Watt 20-33 Watt
LED 2-4 Watt 3-5 Watt 5-7 Watt 8-10 Watt 10-13 Watt 13-20 Watt

Find the right replacement for a ... Watt bulb in Lumens

Are you looking for a specific bulb or fixture? To make it extra easy for you, we have broken down the lumen/watt comparison below. We have also selected various top-quality LED lights per wattage, so you can be sure that you will always end up with the most suitable product. By the way, did you know that LED lighting saves up to 90% in energy costs compared to conventional lighting?

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Watts vs Lumens LED, what's the deal?

Do you want to know within a minute what lumens and watts indicate for LED? Then watch our video. You already want a small preview? The switch to LED does not result in a lower light output, since a LED replacement emits as much or even more light than your old conventional bulb! What's more, you also profit from a much lower energy consumption. The right combination of lumens and watts with LED ensures that you efficiently maintain or create the right atmosphere. Who doesn't want that!?

Colour temperature

To determine which type of bulb you need, it is also important to look at the colour temperature. Colour temperature indicates the colour of the light coming out of the bulb and is given in Kelvin. The lower the number of degrees in Kelvin, the warmer the light colour. The most common colour temperatures (Kelvin) are:

2700 Kelvin = Extra warm white light. Creates a relaxed and intimate atmosphere (home and hospitality environments).
3000 Kelvin = Warm white light. Not too warm and intense. Pleasing to the eyes (home and non working office environments).
4000 Kelvin = Cool white light. Sharp white light. Ideal for work environments (offices, warehouses and such).
6500 Kelvin = Daylight white light. Vergelijkbaar met daglicht. Similar to daylight. Applicable in areas where everything must be clearly visible (production halls, factories).

Would you like to know more about colour temperatue? Read it here!

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