High pressure sodium bulbs (“lamps”) are an old standby for lighting that’s still used today in spite of so much talk of LED lights. … LEDs, however, are better able to control their light, which is why a lower-watt LED can replace a higher-watt high pressure sodium bulb.
Can you put LED light bulbs in any fixture?
LEDs can be used in any light fixture, as long as it’s not enclosed or air-tight, and is not an old-style dimmer system. Both these will shorten the lifespan of LED bulbs.
How do you convert HPS to LED?
High Pressure Sodium to LED Conversion Chart
- 70 watt HPS = 40 watt LED.
- 100 watt HPS = 50-60 watt LED.
- 150 watt HPS = 80-90 watt LED.
- 250 watt HPS = 90-125 watt LED.
Can you put LED lights in an incandescent fixture?
When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture.
Can you put a LED bulb in a mercury vapor fixture?
If you use the lights for indoor or outdoor replacement, LED light, overs the halogen and sodium bulbs, is much water-proof and thus the durability is greatly improved. Most importantly, you can save much electricity cost if you use LED lamps to retrofit mercury 400 watt vapor lamps, 175 W halogen lamps!
What happens if you put an LED bulb in an enclosed fixture?
Unfortunately, due to the heat entrapment of enclosed fixtures, not all LED light bulbs can be used. Or perhaps it is better to say that they should not be used. It may still be possible to use your regular LED bulb in the enclosed fixture, but with a shortened life span and the potential for premature dimming.
Which LED lights can be used in enclosed fixtures?
Only LED bulbs that are officially ‘Enclosed Rated’ will operate without any problems inside enclosed light fixtures. Regular LED bulbs may be used but they will become damaged or lose their efficiency quickly.
WHAT LED bulb is equivalent to 100 watt?
LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbs
|Incandescent Light Bulb Wattage||LED Equivalent Wattage|
|100 Watt||10 Watt|
|75 Watt||7.5 Watt|
|60 Watt||6 Watt|
|50 Watt||5 Watt|
Why does my high pressure sodium light go on and off?
High Pressure Sodium Lamps Normal end-of-life is usually indicated by the lamp cycling on and off. As the lamp accumulated burning hours, its operating voltage increases, eventually becoming higher than the voltage supplied by the ballast. The lamp extinguishes and cools.
Is led better than HPS?
Pros of LED Grow Lights
Today’s best LED grow lights can rival the production of HPS lights that use nearly twice the wattage, which adds up to great savings on the power bill. LED grow lights run much cooler than HPS resulting in an obvious set of benefits for the indoor grower.
Do I need to remove ballast for LED lights?
LED technology does not require a ballast to regulate the amount of energy flowing to the lights. LED’s require less energy and can be sensitive to excess energy. … Additionally, removing the ballast will reduce energy usage and result in even great cost-savings as ballasts continue to draw more power than necessary.
What happens if you put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?
Higher wattage alone doesn’t make the bulb burn out faster, but the rating partially has to do with heat/fire. For example, the fixture may only be designed to handle the heat of a 40W. Put in a 60W and the heat increases, there’s not enough ventilation, and the bulb prematurely fails due to the higher heat.
Can I put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?
Yes, you can use it! A 60-watt equivalent LED bulb uses around 8 watts on average. That’s 5X less than a 40-watt incandescent.
What color is mercury vapor light?
Clear mercury lamps produce white light with a bluish-green tint due to mercury’s combination of spectral lines. This is not flattering to human skin color, so such lamps are typically not used in retail stores.
Are led corn bulbs safe?
Most of the LED bulbs come with a warning of using the bulb in the fully enclosed fixture. Our bulbs are rated as safe to be used in the enclosed fixtures for both commercial and industrial applications. You just have to keep in mind that you should leave some space.
Why does my mercury light go on and off?
As a lamp gets older, the maintaining voltage for the arc eventually rises to exceed the maximum voltage output by the electrical ballast. As the lamp heats to this point, the arc fails, and the lamp goes out.