(Topic ID: 219431)

LED's vs Incandescent bulbs -- Heat difference quantified?


By JimWilks

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I have a reasonable collection of pins, currently 60 games.

    The vast majority of them are running #44 incandescent bulbs. Assuming each game has 50 bulbs on at any given time, that's 3000 bulbs on. The #44 data sheet says that each bulb draws 150mA at 6.3V. That's 945mW per bulb or 2.84 kW of power. I have no idea how much of that goes to light and how much to heat.

    I'm wondering what "price" I am paying for that heat that I have to run air conditioning to cool. Even in the dead of winter, I must cool my game room. Anyone have any further facts to shed on this?

    Ultimately, I'm looking to determine the ROI (Return On Investment) of a wholesale LED conversion of my games.

    1 year later
    #9 64 days ago
    Quoted from kevmad:

    OP, what was your final decision: to LED or not to LED?

    I've started the process to LED all games. It will be a work in progress over a couple of years.

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