Replace Halogen with LED Lights

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.

Place Lux
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
Office 500 lux

To be sure, you take into account the following two items:

  • Lumen and lux
  • P/S-ratio

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.