Lights Education

L.E.D. vs Incandescent

LED vs Incandescent 


(American National Standards Institute)

Ansi Chart 

Light Beam Comparison

Light Beam Comparison 

What is an L.E.D?

L.E.D. stands for Light Emitting Diode. It’s not a bulb; it does not use a filament. It’s plastic with a phosphorous coating and metal conductor that produces a brighter, whiter light than other bulb types. LEDs last 25,000 to 100,000 hours (depends on type).

Measures of Comparison

Watts: Power Consumption
Measures the electrical power consumed by a light. The higher the watts, the greater the battery consumption.

Lumens: Beam Brightness
The “standard” and most dependable measure of a light's true brightness. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light.