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For years, customers knew which metal halide lamp wattage they needed to meet desired light levels. With LEDs, the light output is not directly correlated to the light output of a luminaire with a metal halide lamp, so finding equivalent LED fixtures isn’t as simple.

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Calculating LED Wall Pack Equivalents

Some manufacturers claim that their low-wattage LED luminaire can deliver more light than a metal halide luminaire of significantly higher wattage. Is this true? You’ll need to do the math. Just because a light source emits a specified amount of lumens does not mean the luminaire delivers those lumens. Light is trapped or wasted inside of the luminaire. Depending on the luminaire, it may only emit between 10% and 80% of the lamp lumens.

In the above video, learn how to calculate LED equivalencies of wall packs and correctly replace existing metal halide luminaires with LED wall packs. Contact an Access Fixtures lighting specialist to make sure a luminaire will be able to provide the appropriate light in your area.

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Access Fixtures Lighting Specialists Can Make This Simple

Access Fixtures is your factory-direct source for high-quality lighting, including T5, PSMH, and LED industrial and warehouse lighting. If you’d rather have an Access Fixtures lighting specialist tell you about it or if you need help placing an order, call us at 800-468-9925. Our customer service team is located in Worcester, MA, and is ready to get you the fixtures you need.