What will replace LED lights

Can I replace my incandescent or halogen bulbs with LED bulbs?

Yes, in many cases you can just replace your lamps one-on-one. We'll walk you through the key steps in choosing LED bulbs to replace the most commonly used sockets. When replacing lamps with a voltage other than the usual 230 volts, there are a few additional things to consider.

Replacing your existing incandescent or halogen lamps with long-lasting and sustainable LED lamps has numerous advantages. You get even better light output and very low consumption. In addition, an LED can produce all shades of white light and the warm, yellowish light from halogen is also within the scope of the possibilities!

1. Which lamp socket do you have?

The socket or lamp base is the Part of the lamp that goes into the bracket of the lighting fixture. Some lamps have a screw thread with which you can rotate the lamp in the lamp holder (e.g. E27). Other lamps have two feet at the bottom (e.g. GU10) that you attach to the bracket with a quarter turn.

Because E27 and GU10 are by far the most commonly used lamp holders we describe the replacing LED lamps for these cases. E27 lamps and GU10 spots always work with 230 volts and in most cases can be replaced one-to-one.

The classic shape (classic) or the teardrop-shaped lamp (teardrop lamps) is usually chosen for the E27 lamps. If the lamp itself is visible and a decorative element of the lamp, the Edison and Globe lamps are a nice solution.

With the GU10 socket, the classic (QPAR51) is the most frequently used form.

Do you have a different socket and are not sure which LED lamps fit and which do not? Then get in touch with our customer service representatives, they know the offer like no other. You can read more about the different lamp sockets on our blog.

2. Do you want to be able to dim the lamps?

In most multifunctional rooms, being able to adjust the light intensity to current needs is not an unnecessary luxury. You need more light for desk work than for a leisurely dinner. For every luminaire on our website it is stated under the technical details whether it is dimmable or not. So be sure to check this out if this is a requirement for you.

3. Choose a color temperature (light color)

LEDs are now so advanced that they all the tones of white light can generate. LED lamps can emit both warm white (2800 to 3000 Kelvin) and cold white (4500 Kelvin) light. Halogen and incandescent lamps, on the other hand, are limited to warm white light temperatures.

The color temperature of the LED lamp is often explicitly stated. If not, you can contact the Kelvin value refer to the following table.

4. Determine the required light output

Often times, people look at the wattage to infer how much light a lamp is giving off. However that is Wattage the unit for energy consumption and not for the light output.

LED lamps use the energy they consume much more efficiently than halogen or incandescent lamps. The The luminous efficacy of an LED lamp is much higher. An LED lamp can deliver just as much light as a halogen lamp with about a fifth of the wattage. Most of the time, the packaging of LED lamps is quite precise Replacement service specified. In addition, LED lamps often have differences in the amount of light per unit of watt. The wattage is therefore not the best reference value.

To compare the light output of different light sources, it is best to look for the Lumen value. Lumen is the unit of luminous flux, the total amount of light that a lamp emits. Depending on the intended use of a room, choose the right light output from the LED lamp.

5. Select the beam angle for spots

A radiation angle is always given for emitters. The beam angle indicates to what extent the light from a lamp is scattered becomes. The smaller the beam angle, the more directed and focused the light output. Small beam angles are mostly used for accent lighting, while larger beam angles are more suitable for general lighting.