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Is A 36w LED Panel Bright Enough? 11 Apr 2015

Is a 36w LED Panel Bright Enough?

We regularly get queries from customers looking for 40w or 50w panels, however when we suggest a 36w panel, the response is often that they don’t think it would be bright enough, which is certainly not the case.

To demonstrate this, we’ve taken a photo of a typical corridor that these types of panel lights are regularly used in. The closest end of the corridor has a traditional 4 x T8 fluorescent 600×600 recessed panel, running at 72w. As you can see from the photo, it’s emitting light but it’s certainly not what you would call bright. At the furthest end of the corridor, we have used a our 36w LED panel, which is undoubtedly much brighter and is easily lighting up the surrounding area.

We now have a NEW 26W Ultra efficient LED Panel that produces the same output as the 36W Panel.

The ceiling height is 3m, and at a work plane height of 0.75m the old light fitting measured 350 Lux and the new 36w LED Panel 600 Lux

So, how many LED panels do you need? A good quality LED bulb or fitting should easily produce enough light. Not only has using a 36w LED panel saved this customer a whopping 50%, but it’s also brighter to boot!

Browse our selection of LED lighting here or give us a call on 01727 600 102 to find out more about the savings you could make switching to LED.

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