When replacing one light source with another, you need a medium of exchange, and lumens exist to serve as that medium. However, LEDs may be the end for the old faithful lumen. In practice we’ve found it to be a significantly inaccurate indicator of brightness where LEDs are concerned.
How long will a good LED bulb last in a commercial environment? There are so many products and variables, and many possible answers, so let’s lead with our professional opinion: 2-3 years.
Acknowledging that this is a complex and on some level impossible question to answer, here we will explain how we approach life expectancy in our LED fleet.