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HID to LED Conversion Table

Looking to upgrade your out-of-date fixtures to LED, but not sure what wattage you'll require? Use the handy table below to see the lumens required to replace your HID lighting with LED light fixtures, and the associated estimated savings cost.

Wattage
Lumens Needed
LED Equivalent Wattage
Energy Savings over Metal Halide
Incandescent
CFL
Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium
250 65 100 4,000 30-40 70%
300 80 125 4,800 40 70%
400 100 150 6,000 50-60 70%
450 125 175 7,000 60 70%
500 150 250 8,000 75-80 70%
600 175 320 10,000 100 70%
1,000 300 400 16,000 120-150 70%
2,000 500 750 30,000 240-300 70%
N/A N/A 1,000 40,000 300 70%
N/A N/A 1,500 60,000 450 70%
N/A N/A 2,000 80,000 600 70%

You may go brighter if more light is required. When replacing bulbs, ensure there is adequate room for fitment and cooling.

Metal Halide and HPS boxes often state 2-3x the amount of lumens listed above. Metal Halide degrades and lose their lumens quickly - on average ~70% light loss over their lifetime, with 30% in the first 1,000 hours alone.