GEB LED Lights vs. 60 Watt Light Bulbs

Customers ask the question a lot aboutThis concept is ingrain in people’s heads, but it’s actually not the case. Watts are a measure of its power used, not a measure of brightness. There is no point staring at the watts figuring out how bright the light will be. As energy efficient light source, the virtue of LED lights is beyond question.

“How many LED lights will reach the luminosity of a 60 watt light bulb?”

“How many meters of light strip do I need to equal a standard bulb?”

 How Do LED Lights Compare To 60 Watt Light Bulbs?

It’s difficult to compare a standard light bulb to our GEB LED lights. This is because incandescent and fluorescent bulbs radiate light in all directions while LED lights focus in one direction. Standard bulbs are rated according to total lumen output, whereas LED lights’ output is measured by lumens/foot, which is a linear measurement. The cone of LED output light is 120 degree, one quarter the size of an incandescent or fluorescent bulb output light. The advantage of LED lights is that almost 100% of its lumen output ends up where it is pointed, while about 3/4 that of incandescent or fluorescent lights end up everywhere else. This is also the reason why incandescent and fluorescent bulbs need installing a reflector when used for directional lighting.


The output of a 60W incandescent bulb is 800-1,000 lumens. Equal watts of a GEB strips will produce more than 5,000 lumens, spreading out over its elongated length, which means you can get more than 5 times the light for equal amount of power. LEDs can give you more lumens with less power, and you can direct the light to where you want.

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