Semi-Directional HID Replacement LED Light Bulbs

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HID Replacement LED Light Bulbs Customer Reviews

LED HID Replacements

HIDs are High Intensity Discharge lamps. They come in 4 types (listed by commonality):

  • Metal Halide
  • High Pressure Sodium
  • Mercury Vapor
  • Low Pressure Sodium

LEDs have been very successful in replacing HIDs in every application, including: wall packs, high bays, flood lights and track lighting. LEDs also offer better optics with a more focused beam spread and are dimmable. Plus, they last longer (50K hours vs 12-24K hours). Finally, many HIDs needed time to warm up before they produced their full brightness, whereas LEDs are instantly at their full brightness. HIDs have a fast lumen depreciation rate (they lose almost 30% of the initial lumen output within a year or so) whereas LEDs remain (almost entirely) constant their entire life.