In the past wattage has been the way of measuring light output for incandecent and halogen bulbs, so as long as you replaced your 50 Watt bulb with another 50 Watt you'd be fine.
Since the introduction of MR16 LED technology things have changed, the brightness (Lumens) of LED bulbs can change from brand to brand even with the same wattage. That's why Lumens is important, as it is a more accurate measurement of light output.
This will create evenly lit environments throughout your home or workplace. LEDs will save you money and the Earth, you will use around 87% less energy for exactly the same light output compared to halogen.
Below you can find a table of the equivalent lumens of Halogen and LED.
|**Halogen Wattage**||**LED Lumen Alternative**|
|75w||550 lm +|
You can also see how brands compare in brightness for the equivalent wattage to halogen.
|**Aurora**||230 lm||360 lm||450 lm|
|**Megaman**||200 lm||380 lm||450 lm|
|**Philips**||207 lm||370 lm||470 lm|
|**Kosnic**||220 lm||310 lm||260 lm|
Created by Steve Ellwood on 23rd July, 2015
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct