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Do all LED's Save Power? A LED light buying guide from the industry experts


Company's which sold CD's and bath fittings like Moser baer and Jaquar have started manufacturing LED's. But do these companies really manufacture the LED lights.


India has seen an exponential growth in the segment of LED lighting. Company's which sold CD's and bath fittings like Moser baer and Jaquar have started manufacturing LED's. But do these companies really manufacture the LED lights. The answer is no. 80% of the companies in India just have assembly units in china and they source all the LED lights, LED chips and fixtures from China. There's nothing wrong in that, but, do these companies really provide a good product?

We'll guide you through the points which you need to keep in mind while buying your LED light

You be the judge, we'll guide you through the points which you need to keep in mind while buying your LED light. We'll keep it simple, it's not rocket science, but it's better to be aware of the stuff before purchasing it.

Check the following points before you make your LED light purchase

  1. Lumens per watt -

Lumens = Light Output. Lumens per watt is how much lumens does the light produce when the light consumes 1 watt of energy.

Now, always check the number of lumens the light is producing. It's mentioned on the box.


See the label: Rated Lumen. This 15 Watt Luker LED bulb produces 1500 lumens, that is, 1 watt produces 100 lumens

How to calculate lumen per watt?

Here, it's 1500 lumens for 15 watt LED bulb, so the lumen per watt would be 1500/15 = 100 (lumens per watt)

Below is a comparison chart which ranks from the best to the worst LED light lumens a bulb produces


Let's give you an example: A 2BHK flat requires 14300 lumens in total. Let's see how much power the LED bulbs with different lumens per watt will consume

If you buy the best rated industry standard light, that is, 110 lumens per watt, your light will consume only 130 watts of power.

And if you buy the least rated industry standard light, that is, 70 lumens per watt, your light will consume 204 watts of power.

That shows an increase of 56% power consumption when compared to 110 lumens/watt LED light


2. Power Factor:

Power factor is one of the most important parameters to consider while buying a right LED light. Power factor shows the difference between the actual power used and the power consumption mentioned on the product

Nothing complicated here, just see that you choose an LED bulb at least with a power factor of 0.8.

Here's a chart which the actual wattage used in terms of power factor


People buy LED lights because they want to save power, but we hope you now know that all LED lights, don't actually help save power.

People buy LED lights because they want to save power, but we hope you now know that all LED lights, don't actually help save power. Keep in mind these two factors while buying your LED lights online or in a nearby electrical store

-This blog was created with the help of Yogeshwar Enterprises, pioneer in the electrical market since 1984

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