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What Lumens do I need to replace a halogen GU10?

Lumens is a universal measurement of how bright a light is. The higher the Lumen number the brighter the light. Wattage has historically been the way of measuring light output for incandescent and halogen bulbs, so as long as you replaced your 50 Watt bulb with another 50 Watt you'd be fine. However, things have now changed since the introduction of LED technology, as the light output of the same wattage can change vastly between different brands. That's why Lumens is important, as it is a more accurate measurement of light output. This will create consistent lighting throughout your home or workplace. LEDs are great for your pockets and the environment, you will use around 87% less energy for exactly the same light output compared to halogen. Below you can find a table of the equivalent lumens of Halogen and LED.

 

Halogen Wattage

GU10 LED Lumens Alternative


20 Watt


200 – 250 lm


35 Watt


300 – 350 lm


50 Watt


370 – 600 lm


Over 50 Watt

600 lm +


In the table below you can see how brands differ in brightness (Lumens).

   

 20w35w50w60-75w100w


Aurora Lighting Logo
Collection Names: ICE, ICE-Pro & ClearVu

245 Lumens
(ClearVu)

320 Lumens
(3.5 Watt

ClearVu)

450 Lumens
(5 Watt Ice)

-1000 Lumens
(10 Watt ICE-Pro)


Bell Lighting Logo
Collection Names:Halo, Halo Titan

-330 Lumens
(5 Watt Halo)

500 Lumens
(5 Watt Halo Titan)

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Calex LogoCollection Names: Variotone, HalogenLook

250 Lumens
(3 Watt Reflector)

350 Lumens
(5.5 Watt Variotone)

480 Lumens
(6 Watt "Halogen Look")


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-


Collingwood LogoCollection Name: Collingwood Smart

-

350 Lumens
(4.8 Watt Smart)

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Crompton LogoCollection Names: GlassSMD, 5W Cob, Sunset Dim, Long Barrel, Thermal

-

330 Lumens
(GlassSMD, Thermal, Long Barrel)

400 Lumens
(Sunset Dim)

450 Lumens
(5W Cob)
-


Dencon Logo

280 Lumens320 Lumens

425 Lumens

600 Lumens-


Ener-J LogoCollection Names: Smart-RGB, Smart-Warm

--

420 Lumens
(Smart-RGB)

500 Lumens
(Smart-Warm)
-


Enlite Logo

Replaced By Aurora Lighting Brand


Replaced By Aurora Lighting Brand

Replaced By Aurora Lighting Brand

-

Replaced By Aurora Lighting Brand


Integral LED LogoCollection Names: Glass, Classic Glow, Classic, Warm Tone, Real Colour, Single Colour


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400 Lumens

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LyvEco Logo

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600 Lumens

-


Megaman Logo

240 Lumens

350 Lumens

500 Lumens

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Minisun Logo

280 Lumens

-

450 Lumens

600 Lumens

-


Osram Logo

-

230 Lumens

350 Lumens

-

750 Lumens


Soraa Logo

-

390 Lumens

410 Lumens

630 Lumens

-


Sylvania Logo

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345 Lumens

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We hope this has helped, if you have any other queries don't hesitate to get in touch.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 23rd July, 2015

Author

Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct