By Justin Barlock
If you need some light, use a regular LED light bulb (preferably a Sansi 8-watt LED Light Bulb). If you need a light bulb equivalent to the brightness of 7 standard 100-watt light bulbs, I recommend Sansi’s new 100-watt, 10,000 lumens, LED Light Bulb.
Sansi’s new bulb is not your ordinary light bulb. It’s looks like a bulb, but it’s slightly bigger and much brighter. Think of it as a hybrid light that can be used for both residential and commercial applications. For residential use, it’s a great light for a workstation, mud rooms, garages, sheds, barns, hallways, basements, attics, and storage areas. For commercial use, the light can replace standard high bay lighting fixtures and is ideal for larger buildings such as warehouses, factories, fulfillment centers, hallways, churches, grocery stores, and large barns.
It’s sort of like a light bulb
The new 100-watt Sansi LED Light Bulb works, looks, and operates like a lightbulb. This new bulb has a CRI rating of >80 which is a standard rating for regular LED light bulbs. CRI, or color rendering index, is a scale from 0-100 measuring the accuracy of a light source. The quality of the Sansi 100-watt is going to perform similar to the quality of standard LED light bulbs.
With that said, there are some differences. The biggest difference being that the bulb itself is measured at 10,000 lumens. Lumens is a measurement of light. A standard 100-watt replacement LED bulb is 1,600 lumens and a 60-watt replacement LED bulb is 1,200 lumens. Using this light for your family room, den, living room, and so forth is a bad idea as it’s way too bright for these types of spaces.
Another major difference is the base. Standard lights use a E26/27 base. This new light has a E39 (mogul) base. A larger base is ideal for both commercial and industrial usage. A reducer (converter) is necessary if you want to use a standard E26/27 base. Reducers are affordable, safe, and easy to operate.
Light bulbs for the home generally are designed to have a larger lighting spread (beam angle). The new Sansi100-watt bulb has a narrow 60° beam angle and is ideal for larger rooms with higher ceilings. With higher ceilings and a high lumen output, a narrow beam angle is recommended vs. wider spreads. In most high bay lighting scenarios, the goal of the light bulb is to illuminate the area below the bulb. A 60° spread will keep the light focused on its intended purpose of illuminating the area below it vs. illuminating the area above the light (higher beam angle).
Ceramic LEDs are much different than Aluminum LEDs
99% of all LEDs are mounted on aluminum. Sansi’s LEDs are mounted directly onto ceramic using their patented Independent Pixel Heat Sink® Technology. Each LED light pixel is its own heat sink which increases its energy savings potential. Ceramic dissipates heat more efficiently than aluminum because it is non-conducive. This allows Sansi’s LED chips to be mounted directly to ceramic; making each chip free of fans, housing, adhesive, and PC boards. Ceramic LED modules have fewer parts than conventional LEDs, and therefore conduct less heat and generate more savings. Spectrum, wattage, and beam angle can be customized per project. Sansi’s standard light has 2 power options (70/100 watts) and is available in the cool white 5,000K temperature. The lights are available on Amazon Prime.
The last thing I want to mention about the light is its ability to be customized for certain projects. It’s intended use is to provide an abundance of light for areas such as warehouses and factories. However, the spectrum, wattage, and beam angle can be customized based on your project. For example, the light can be customized to be an exceptional grow light by changing the spectrum to 6,500K. 6,500K is ideal for germination and vegetative growth periods. As usual I digress but keep that in mind when shopping for Sansi’s wide range of ceramic LED lighting products.