Replace a halogen by a LED spot light is a very interesting choice. The LED spot lights use up to 90% less than traditional lighting. The majority is of course changed in light, then that a spot halogen product especially heat.
Step 1: Socket
The sleeves are the most popular:
AR111/G53 – E14 – E27 – GU10 – GX53 – GU4/MR11 – MR16/GU5.3
Step 2: 12V or 230V
Your 230V spots can be directly connected to the electricity network. To the 12V spots using a trafo LED that turns the 230V 12V.
Step 3: the color temperature
The LED present choices between different color temperatures as the white chaud(2700-3000K), natural white (4000 K) and white (6500 K). Halogen spots are warm white, says PETWITHSUPPLIES.
Step 4: the amount of light
On a halogen spot it says only the wattage (= consumption) but this gives us no information about the true amount of light.
Brands very often mention a ‘spare wattages”on the spots.
Each of our brand LEDsky LED spot mentions the halogen equivalent, for example MR11 12SMD spot LED (12V), white (replaces 25W). This gives you a good indication. We observed the consumption of the LED and employed the rule: a LED consumes up to 90% less than halogen.
|Storage space||60 lux|
|Stairs, hallway, garage||70 lux|
|Basement and attic||100 lux|
|Lobby and cloakroom||120 lux|
|WC and bedroom||120 lux|
|Kitchen, recreation room||250 lux|
|Bathroom, living room||250 lux|
To be sure, you take into account the following two items:
- Lumen and lux
Step 5: the light angle
The light is more concentrated in the event of a narrow light angle.
Pay attentions to the following in connection with the frames:
- In the frames the maximum wattage is marked on a small sticker, e.g. max 35W. When buying a LED spot, do not take account of this indication. A LED spotlight is a fraction and you don’t ever reach this maximum!
- Check if the frame can be used in a specific place. For bathrooms, for example there are other security standards.