How Long is 50,000 Hours?

Most of our LED Lights are rated to last 50,000 hours but this doesn't mean that they are blown or completely failed at 50,000 Hours.

LED's are rated on a degrading lumens scale, LED Lights don't fail or die like halogen or incandescents they gradually fade over a period of time, and the accepted norm for LED Lights is L70. This L70 means that it still has 70% of its original light output. So when you see a 50,000 hour lifespan, it refers to the L70 time frame - so your LED Light will still have 70% of it's original light output at 50,000 hours.

So just how long is 50,000 hours?

  • 50,000 Hours = 2083 Days
  • 50,000 Hours = 69 Months
  • 50,000 Hours = 5.7 years

Most business and households only run their LED Lights for a certain number of hours a day, so below you will find expected lifespans for a number of different running times.

  • 3 Hours Daily Running Time = 45 Years
  • 6 Hours Daily Running Time = 22 Years
  • 12 Hours Daily Running Time = 11 Years
  • 24 Hours Daily Running Time = 6.5 Years

We hope this little post has shed some more light on why LED Lights are the Future or Lighintg!

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