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How to convert watts to lumens

How to convertelectric powerinwatts (W)to luminous ux in lumens (lm).


You can calculate lumens from watts and luminous ef cacy.
Watt and lumen units represent different quantities, so you can't convert watts to
lumens.

Watts to lumens calculation formula


The luminous uxin lumens (lm) is equal to the power P in watts (W), times the
luminous ef cacyin lumens per watt (lm/W):
(lm)=P(W)(lm/W)
lumens = watts (lumens per watt)
lm = W (lm/W)

Example
What is the luminous ux of a lamp that has power consumption of 60 watts and
luminous ef cacy of 15 lumens per watt?
= 60W 15lm/W = 900lm

Luminous ef cacy table


Light type

Typical
luminous ef cacy
(lumens/watt)

Tungsten incandescent light bulb 12.5-17.5 lm/W

Halogen lamp

16-24 lm/W

Fluorescent lamp

45-75 lm/W

LED lamp

30-90 lm/W

Metal halide lamp

75-100 lm/W

High pressure sodium vapor lamp 85-150 lm/W


Low pressure sodium vapor lamp 100-200 lm/W
Mercury vapor lamp

35-65 lm/W

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