New LED light unit exceeds lumen output of 60W incandescent at only 10W
February 26, 2008
Seoul Semi-Conductor, one of the industry leaders in LED production and development, announced today the availability of its new Z-Power LED package which at only 10 watts produces about 900 lumens. A standard 60 watt incandescent lamp produces about 660 lumens of light about. At 90 lumens per watt the new Seoul Z-Power LED is about 9 times more efficient than a standard 60 watt incandescent lamp. The new high-power LED is also substantially more efficient than compact fluorescent lamps. A CFL typically needs about 15 watts of power to produce just over 900 lumens, while the LED only needs 10.
These great advances in the light output produced by modern LED chips will greatly increase the impact of LED lighting in the landscape and outdoor lighting industry. Many landscape lighting professionals have had limited exposure to LED landscape lighting products or may have never seen them. However, many landscape lighting professionals and others believe that LED technology is not suitable for many applications requiring a large light output such as a landscape spot or flood light. This simply isn't the case anymore and the industry keeps producing higher performing LEDs each quarter.
Professional installers and lighting companies need to embrace this young but fast growing technology and incorporate it into their business plans. Before long the incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescent lamp will be obsolete and anyone who hasn't adopted LED technology will be well behind the curve.