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Originally Posted by zombie10k
I took your advice and looked for some LED replacements for these 50 watt mini-heaters. My main concern with LED's is color temp and how they project light through those diffusers. sometimes the pattern is a bit odd. I went to Lowe's, they had 2 different brands but both were similar to the photos below. I decided to give it a shot since I need to add 5 more of these eyeball lights. I have to take all the sconces off the walls to make room for the velvet curtains.
These claim to be a 50watt replacement but also claims 520 lumens which is about 100 lumens brighter than the typical 50 watt halogens I had in there before. The color temp is stated as 3K but I'm guessing a bit higher considering how 'white' it looks compared to the halogens. Visually it does appear brighter, i'll have to measure the actual light output with the T10.
The LED pattern is more consistent but the reflector style halogens do have a nice looking pattern on the screen.
I think i'm going to replace the halogens with these. 50 watts a light adds up fast and it would be nice to keep the majority of the lights on without worrying about the heat they generate.
Joann Fabrics called, I have another 40 yards of royalty 3 velvet waiting. I'm hoping to hang up a few more sections this weekend and get started on swapping out the lights.
this is a fun project!
We have been replacing all of our lights with LEDs... Our biggest savings was our Chandelier which was drawing 800 watts... We replaced the lights with LEDs and went down to 20 watts total.
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