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Old 08-19-2014, 03:45 AM   #1
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I'm a bit confused. I want to convert some of my lights to LEDs. The current incandescent light is a DE12V 114 light, about 45 watts. I want to replace it with a brighter light because I use it for reading. According to what I read, a 75 watt bulb should have about 11000 lumens. When I look at the LED lights, they refer to LUMS.

Can someone straighten me out on this so I know what to buy?
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Could it be a 1141 bulb?

Don's bulbs http://www.donsbulbs.com is great site for info.
My guess is LUMS might be an abbreviation for Lumens.
Lumens: http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/d.pl/lumen.html

A 1141 incandescent bulb is approx 18 watts (1.44 amps)
A 1156 incandescent bulb is approx 27 watts (2.1 amps)

Both have a BA15s base.
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You might be able to use an LED light with less than expected lumen rating for a reading light if you are able to aim the light fixture or bulb at the reading material.
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You might be able to use an LED light with less than expected lumen rating for a reading light if you are able to aim the light fixture or bulb at the reading material.
I agree. Especially with the LEDs, where you are trying to save power, a smaller "reading" type light may be much better. They make some very nice goosneck and spot types fixtures of that type.
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Can't aim it unfortunately. It's the passenger chair that turns that I use and the light is on the ceiling across from the chair. It is a 1141. Left off a '1.' Thanks for the info. I'll check out the links.
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This link might help: http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/s...hite,136,4627:

and this bulb for example has a high lumen rating http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ower-led/1643/ but is over-sized so you'd have to check measurements to see if it will fit in your light fixture.
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Got 3: two warm and one white for reading. Easy to put in and they work great. No running down battery now during the dark winter days.
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