Light Wattage

Watts measure energy usage or how much energy is consumed. The standard in previous years was to shop for lights using their wattage. Example: a 60W bulb consumes 60 watts of energy.

Remember that watts do not reflect the brightness of a light. If you want to measure the brightness of a specific bulb, look at the Lumen output. LEDs provide more light (lumens) while using less energy (watts). This energy conservation is noticeable when you compare a Sunco BR30 LED bulb with 11W of power consumed vs. an equivalent 65W Halogen lamp.

Wattage Equivalent Explained

LEDs consume fewer watts than an equivalent incandescent bulb. That is why LEDs include details about wattage equivalency. It allows you to compare more power efficient LED lights against an incandescent bulb.

How well a bulb converts watts (energy) into lumens (light brightness) is called luminous efficacy, which is sometimes just referred to as efficacy.

In general, an LED produces 60 lumens (lm) per watt. Check out the technical specs on individual products on this site for precise measurements of each Sunco LED bulb.

What are Lumens?

Lumens refers the amount of brightness a bulb emits or its output; lumens is a measurement of the quantity of visible light emitted from a single bulb. Lumens are a way we can express how lights of equal power, but different wavelengths, are not as bright.

You will see lumens in technical specs with the letters “lm” after a series of numbers. Fewer lumens means a dimmer light is emitted. The higher the number, the brighter the bulb.

Americans used to buy their light bulbs based upon the amount of wattage1. If you focus on the lumens instead, you can purchase lights that produce the amount of light you need for specific uses. The more lumens, the brighter the light produced.

1 Watts measure energy usage, rather than brightness.

Color Rendering Index (CRI)

Color Rendering Index (CRI) is shown on a scale of 0-100. CRI indicates the faithful reproduction of an object’s color when under that light source versus when viewed under a natural light source. In this measurement, 100 is shown as the closest to natural or sunlight quality.

LED light bulbs in the CRI 80 – CRI 89 range produce an accurate color rendering and are considered good. LED lights in the CRI 90+ range are considered to have an excellent color rendering ability. In contrast, fluorescent bulbs produce an unnatural light quality and range in low numbers on the CRI scale.

Sunco products usually run from CRI 80 – CRI 95.

In addition to accurate color, high CRI also makes the textures of an item stand out. This means LEDs are the ideal answer for indoor light that needs to represent both accurate color and clear definition.

Want to improve customer satisfaction with your products? Light them in the high CRI range to ensure accurate representation of the product’s color and texture.

Think about what your clothes look like in a retail dressing room or a retail display area versus wearing those same clothes outside in sunlight. Also, consider how food can appear in your kitchen prep area or a dining room or on a candlelit table, versus serving that same plate in outside natural daylight. What you are seeing is the representation of CRI and color temperature (on the Kelvin scale) in your everyday life.

Kelvin & Color Temperature
Absolute color temperature is measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1,000 to 10,000. This measurement allows you to describe the quality of a light. Typically, in commercial and residential lighting applications, Kelvin temperatures fall somewhere on a scale from 2000K to 6500K. When you want a specific look and feel in a room, choose the color temperature that best suits your project’s needs. The lower the temperature, the warmer the look; the higher the temperature, the cooler the look.

Sunco color temperatures include:

2000K
(Warm Amber Glow)
Appears: Red
2200K
(Amber Glow)
Appears: Red
2700K
(Soft White)
Appears: Orange
3000K
(Warm White)
Appears: Yellow
4000K
(Cool White)
Appears: White
5000K
(Daylight)
Appears: Blue
5500K
(Daylight Glow)
Appears: Blue
6000K
(Daylight Deluxe)
Appears: Silver
7000K
(Diamond White)
Appears: Silver
You may see the term Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) used when discussing light or while referencing technical specs. This is a way to measure a light’s appearance in the warmth or coolness of the light emitted.

It helps to understand the concept of CCT when you consider what happens when a blacksmith heats a piece of metal or when metal is melted for industrial purposes. Of course, LEDs do not heat in this manner, but let’s examine this for reference purposes to see how heating can change the color and appearance of an object.

  • When metal is first heated – still at a relatively low temperature – the metal turns an amber/red hue.
  • Heated metal that is ready to be shaped or worked by a blacksmith is a warm white with a slight tinge of yellow (such as our 3000K color temperature).
  • Liquid metals are a bright white or silver (which relates to the Daylight quality of 5000K-6500K+). Though the metal itself is piping hot, the color of the metal is cooler in tone and quality.
Ingress Protection (IP) Rating
Ingress Protection (IP) is a measurement of the protection or shield an item will have against both solid objects and liquids. Because of this combination, an IP rating includes two numbers, both of which provide information about the protection level. A higher number means greater defense.


The first number (0-6) refers to the level of protection against solid objects and moving parts, such as dust, debris, or other solid matter.

The second number (0-8) references the level of liquid and moisture protection.

Here are a few examples:

IP65 = Water resistant

“Protected against water jets from any angle”

NOTE: Do NOT submerge IP65 LED lights, these are not waterproof.

IP67 = Water resistant plus

“Protected against the events of temporary submersion (10 minutes)”

NOTE: Do NOT submerge IP67 LED lights for extended periods, these are not waterproof.

IP68 = Waterproof
“Protected against the events of permanent submersion up to 3 meters”
Low IP ratings are appropriate for:
  • Protected use inside sealed products
  • Inside sealed signage
  • When using aluminum extrusions

High IP ratings are appropriate for:
  • Unsealed outdoor locations
  • Places with a lot of debris
  • Areas with heavy foot traffic
  • High splash zones
  • High contact areas (people touching the item)
  • Wet locations
Not every product will show an IP rating. Sometimes the terms wet rated or damp rated are used. IP ratings were developed overseas. Americans use wet and damp ratings. Examining all of your light’s certifications can help you purchase a light fixture that is appropriately rated for your needs.
Beam Angles Explained

When you turn on a light, the beam angle is the angle at which that light is emitted or distributed.

Let’s look at that concept in a different way. This is an image of four lights in a darkened room with four different beam angle sizes.

The smallest light beam spread (30-degrees) is on the left and the widest light beam spread (120-degrees) is on the right. The narrow light beam might be referred to as a spot light, while the wider one could be referred to as a flood light. There are nuances to this, as shown in our leading graphic.

A common misconception is that a wide flood light is a brighter light than a spot. Analyzing the brightness of a light is separate from the measurement of a light beam. Brightness is measured in Lumens.

Let’s examine a single light in a darkened room, like the one shown below:

If you look at only half of the light beam, you can see that the light creates a sort of triangle shape from the light source (at top) directly down from the center point, then spread out to one side where the pool of light lands on the ground.

In the world of lighting, the beam angle is measured at the points on both sides of the light spread, where the intensity drops in half from the center point (remember our triangle). Say you have a 40° light spread. At 20° on either side of that central point, the light intensity is half the intensity of what appears directly beneath the bulb.


After 40°, some light continues even outside of this range.

Where that 40° light beam lands on the floor is the beam radius (sometimes discussed as light spread). The larger the beam radius or beam width, the less spot-like and more flood-like the light becomes.

We want to help in your decision-making process for selecting the right beam angle for your project. If you install lights at a certain height, how much light will appear on the surface area of your floor?

Here is a sample chart showing Beam Angles (shown in degrees) and Light Spread (feet) for five different ceiling heights.

Want to do this yourself for your unique space? Simply follow this equation:

BEAM WIDTH = ANGLE x .018 x DISTANCE

Lighting Facts Label

There’s a good reason for that. The Lighting Facts label was created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Energy (DOE) in 2010 to help consumers make educated choices when comparing products, just like you do with food serving sizes. The label breaks down the Estimated Yearly Energy Cost of each bulb and provides you with key facts.

The Federal Trade Commission was created in September 1914 as a bipartisan federal agency to protect the consumer, while encouraging innovation and promoting competition. The FTC strives to stop “unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the marketplace,” according to their website, and collaborate with law enforcement on complaints. Their task is to ensure open and free markets by enforcing antitrust laws, among other important duties.

The voluntary DOE LED Lighting Facts initiative, which led up to the creation of the Lighting Facts label, was created at the time “to foster ‘truth in advertising’” per the Department of Energy’s website. That program gathered thousands of lighting products into a searchable database. That database has since been closed, but the FTC rules requiring the Lighting Facts Label to appear on packages are still in place.

The Lighting Facts label is designed to show details about a single bulb, though you may have purchased more than one in a package. Since every manufacturer is required to display a Lighting Facts label on their bulbs or tube packaging and website, you can easily compare the pertinent details of each bulb to see which one delivers what you need in terms of brightness, wattage, and potential energy savings.

Here is a sample label:

What’s on the Lighting Facts Label?

These details appear on the Lighting Facts label:

  • Brightness
    (in Lumens)
  • Estimated Energy Cost
    (in $USD)
  • Life
    (hours)
  • Light Appearance
    (warm vs. cool, color temperature in degrees Kelvin)
  • Wattage
    (energy consumed)

The data on a Lighting Facts label is obtained using test procedures established by the DOE.

Brightness

Brightness is shown as a measurement of light output in Lumens.

Lumens is a measurement of the quantity of visible light emitted from a single bulb. Lumens are a way we can express how lights of equal power, but different wavelengths, compare in brightness. The more lumens, the brighter the light produced.

Americans used to buy their light bulbs based upon the amount of wattage. Remember that watts measure energy usage, rather than brightness. If you focus on the lumens instead of watts, you can purchase lights that produce the amount of light you need for specific uses.

In each label, the average initial lumens are rounded to the nearest five.

Estimated Energy Cost

This section reveals the estimated annual energy cost of the bulb(s) in the package you bought, shown in dollars. This cost is also based on an average usage rate of 3 hours per day.

The cost is based upon:

  • Average initial wattage
  • A usage rate of three hours per day, and
  • Amount per KWh [example: 11 cents ($0.11) per KWh]

Once you start comparing different types of light bulbs, you will see the advantages of LED bulbs versus traditional incandescent bulbs or fluorescent tubes.

Lifetime Hours

The “Life” data refers to the life of the bulb, expressed in years and rounded to the nearest tenth. Again, this is based on the average of 3 hours of operation per day.

One of the reasons this information is important to be displayed on all light bulbs, is that it allows you to compare a traditional incandescent bulb and an LED A19 or the lifetime average of a fluorescent linear tube and an LED tube.

Light Appearance - Warm vs. Cool & Color Temperature

The light appearance scale shows the comparison of the warmth or coolness of a light, along with the color temperature in degrees Kelvin. The lower the temperature, the warmer the look; the higher the temperature, the cooler the look.

Absolute color temperature is measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1,000 to 10,000. This measurement allows you to describe the quality of a light. Typically, in commercial and residential lighting applications, Kelvin temperatures fall somewhere on a scale from about 2000K to 6500K. In this chart, the FTC requires a proportionate scale from 2600K to 6600K. You may see the term Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) used when discussing light or while referencing technical specs. This is a way to measure a light’s appearance in the warmth or coolness of the light emitted.

Warm Light – Red, amber, orange, and yellow

Cool Light – Green, blue, violet and purple

Wattage

Watts measure energy usage or how much energy is consumed. The standard in previous years was to shop for lights using their wattage. Example: a 60W bulb consumes 60 watts of energy.

On this label, wattage is expressed as energy used in average initial wattage.

Technical Specifications Assist You

In addition to what you will find clearly stated on the Lighting Facts label of each Sunco product, the technical specifications or specs are displayed on our website for your reference. Tech specs will help you define whether a particular bulb includes the light properties you require for each unique project.

Although Color Rendering Index (CRI) is not included on the Lighting Facts label it is key to analyze the quality of a light bulb.

Color Rendering Index (CRI)

This measurement indicates the accuracy of the light source. CRI is measured on a scale of 0-100, with 100 being the closest to natural sunlight.

High CRI features accurate color rendering and the textures of an item lit by the light source will stand out. Sunco's products usually run from CRI80 – CRI95 to provide you with clear definition and vibrant colors. High CRI is visually closer to sunlight.

The human eye recognizes unnatural colors when items are viewed under a low CRI light source. This is one reason lighting a retail business properly is so important. Otherwise, the consumer might find the item they purchase looks different when they view it in sunlight or at a higher CRI. You will easily see this when viewing items under traditional fluorescent linear tube lights in a clothing store and then viewing the item outside in sunlight.

Where Will I Find the Lighting Facts Label?

You can see the Lighting Facts label in the Support tab of each Sunco LED product on our website. We also include the label on the packaging for each bulb.

Several of our blogs can help you learn more about the colors in the Visible Spectrum or explore more about warm/cool light and better understand color temperature. You can also learn more details about the elements of lighting under our Lighting 101 page.

Manuals & Downloads

    • LED Bulbs Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      BR30 LED Bulb, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR40 LED Bulb, 1400 Lumens View View View View Active
      A19 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      A15 LED Bulb 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, 450 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 1250 Lumens View View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR20 LED Bulb, 470 Lumens View View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      A19 LED Bulb, Yellow Bug Light, Dusk to Dawn, 480 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Bulb, 850 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 3W LED Bulb, 250 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR20 LED Bulb, 550 Lumens View View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      T10 LED Tubular Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      A21 Ultra Bright LED Bulb, 2550 Lumens View View View Active
      T6 LED Tubular Bulb, Filament, Candelabra, 450 Lumens View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Motion Activated, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Filament, 300 Lumens View View View View Active
      CA11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Non Dimmable, 850 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 8.5W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 GU24 9W LED Bulb, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      G14 LED Bulb, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 450 Lumens View View View View Active
      A15 LED Bulb, Yellow Bug Light, 600 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 350 Lumens View View View Active
      A15 Candelabra LED Bulb 450 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR38 Ultra Bright LED Bulb, 2800 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Bulb, 1600 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      A21 LED Bulb with Emergency Backup Battery, 11W, 1100 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR38 Plus Bright LED Bulb, 1800 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Bulb, Selectable CCT, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Motion Activated, 1050 Lumens View View Discontinued
      A21 LED Bulb with Emergency Backup Battery, 8W, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      LED PLL Retrofit Lamp, 2G11, 2800 Lumens View View Active
      LED PLL Retrofit Lamp, 2G11, 1200 Lumens View View Active
      LED PL Retrofit Lamp, G24q 4 Pin/H, 950 Lumens, CCT Selectable, Horizontal View View Active
      LED PL Retrofit Lamp, G24q 4 Pin/VL, 950 Lumens, CCT Selectable, Vertical View View Active
      LED PL Retrofit Lamp, G24q 4 Pin/H, 950 Lumens, Horizontal View View Active
      LED PL Retrofit Lamp, G24q 4 Pin/VL, 950 Lumens, Vertical View View Active
      LED PL Retrofit Lamp, G24q 4 Pin/V, 950 Lumens, Vertical View View Active
    • Recessed Lighting Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      Recessed LED Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Disk Downlight, 15W, 1050 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 6 Inch, Slim, Wafer Thin, Smooth Trim, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim, Wafer Thin, Smooth Trim, 650 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 4 Inch, Baffle, 660 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Baffle, 965 Lumens View View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Bulb, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Smooth, 965 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 6 Inch, Slim, Wafer Thin, Baffle Trim, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR40 LED Bulb, 1400 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 6 Inch, Slim, Integrated Junction Box, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 6 Inch, Slim, Selectable CCT, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 4 Inch, Smooth, 660 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Baffle, 1050 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Disk Downlight, 12W, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim, Integrated Junction Box, 650 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Gimbal, 800 Lumens, Off White Trim View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim, Selectable CCT, 650 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Goof Ring for 5/6 Inch Recessed Lights View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 4 Inch, New Construction View View Active
      BR20 LED Bulb, 550 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 4 Inch, Remodel View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim Gimbal, Selectable CCT, 750 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 6 Inch, Slim Gimbal, Selectable CCT, 900 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 650 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 6 Inch, Remodel View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim, Wafer Thin, Baffle Trim, 650 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 6 Inch, New Construction View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Baffle, 1050 Lumens, Selectable CCT View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Smooth, 965 Lumens, Selectable CCT (2700K-5000K) View View View View View Active
      Goof Ring for 4 Inch Recessed Lights View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 4 Inch, Baffle, 660 Lumens, Selectable CCT View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Gimbal, 800 Lumens, Off White Trim, Selectable CCT View View View View View Active
      SuncoGrow BR30 LED Grow Light Bulb 8W View View View View Discontinued
      Recessed LED Lighting, 4 Inch, Slim, Wafer Thin, Baffle Trim, Selectable CCT View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 3 Inch, Slim Gimbal, Selectable CCT, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Baffle, Selectable CCT, 965 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Lutron MACL-153M Maestro LED+ Dimmer Switch - Single Pole/Multi-Location View View Active
      BR30 LED Bulb, 1600 Lumens View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 4 Inch, Smooth, 660 Lumens, Selectable CCT (2700K-5000K) View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Disk Downlight, 15W, Selectable CCT, 1050 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 8 Inch, Slim, Selectable CCT, 1350 Lumens View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Lighting, 3 Inch, Slim, Selectable CCT, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      Lutron DVCL-153P Diva LED+ Dimmer Switch - Single Pole/3-Ways View View Active
      BR30 LED Bulb, Selectable CCT, 850 Lumens View View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 4 Inch, Smooth, 660 Lumens, Selectable CCT (3000K-6500K) View View View View Active
      Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting, 5/6 Inch, Smooth, 965 Lumens, Selectable CCT (3000K-6500K) View View View View Active
    • Smart Bulbs Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      A19 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 480 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 650 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR20 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 400 Lumens View View Active
      PAR38 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      B11 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 325 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 850 Lumens View View Active
      G25 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 450 Lumens View View View Active
    • Filament Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      T10 LED Tubular Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      T6 LED Tubular Bulb, Filament, Candelabra, 450 Lumens View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Filament, 300 Lumens View View View View Active
      CA11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 8.5W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 350 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
    • D2D Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
    • Waterproof Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 1250 Lumens View View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR20 LED Bulb, 470 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Bulb, 850 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      T10 LED Tubular Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      T6 LED Tubular Bulb, Filament, Candelabra, 450 Lumens View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Motion Activated, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      CA11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 8.5W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 350 Lumens View View View Active
      PAR38 Ultra Bright LED Bulb, 2800 Lumens View View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR38 Plus Bright LED Bulb, 1800 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR38 LED Bulb, Motion Activated, 1050 Lumens View View Discontinued
    • String Lights Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      T10 LED Tubular Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      T6 LED Tubular Bulb, Filament, Candelabra, 450 Lumens View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Filament, 300 Lumens View View View View Active
      CA11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 8.5W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 350 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
    • Solar Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      Solar LED Path Lights, Round View View Active
      Solar LED Path Lights, Square View View Active
    • Tubes Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 15W, 1800 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Type A, 14W, 2200 Lumens View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Hybrid Type A+B, 14W, 1800 Lumens View View Active
    • Cans Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      Recessed Lighting Can, 4 Inch, New Construction View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 4 Inch, Remodel View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 6 Inch, Remodel View View Active
      Recessed Lighting Can, 6 Inch, New Construction View View Active
    • Wall Packs Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      LED Wall Pack, 80W, 7600 Lumens View View View Active
      3 Head Security Light, Dusk to Dawn, Motion, 3600 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Wall Pack, 120W, 12000 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Wall Pack, 40W-60W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 7500 Lumens View View Active
      2 Head Security Light, Dusk to Dawn, Motion, Color Selectable, 3000 Lumens View View Active
      LED Slim Wall Pack, Angle Adjustable, 30W, 3450 Lumens View View Active
      LED Cutoff Wall Pack, 40W-80W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 10400 Lumens View View Active
      LED Cutoff Wall Pack, 20W-50W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 6300 Lumens View View Active
      LED Mini Wall Pack, 23W, 3174 Lumens View View Active
      LED Wall Pack, 80W-120W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 15,000 Lumens View View Active
      LED Mini Wall Pack, 12W, Dusk to Dawn, 1631 Lumens View View Active
      LED Mini Wall Pack, 12W, 1631 Lumens View View Active
      LED Slim Wall Pack, Angle Adjustable, 50W, 5700 Lumens View View Active
    • Exit Signs Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      2 Head LED Exit Sign (Red), Floodlight View View View Active
      2 Head LED Emergency Light View View View Active
      2 Head LED Exit Sign (Red) View View View Active
      LED Exit Sign (Red), Damp Rated View View Active
      A21 LED Bulb with Emergency Backup Battery, 11W, 1100 Lumens View View View Active
      A21 LED Bulb with Emergency Backup Battery, 8W, 800 Lumens View View View Active
    • Shop Lights Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      LED Shop Light, Utility, Frosted, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Industrial, Frosted, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, 3500 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 11 Inch, 8500 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Frosted, Motion Activated, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 7 Inch, 6500 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 8.5 Inch, 7200 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 15W, 1800 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Type A, 14W, 2200 Lumens View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Hybrid Type A+B, 14W, 1800 Lumens View View Active
      8ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 65W, 8515 Lumens View View Active
      4ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 35W, 4585 Lumens View View Active
      2ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 15W/ 20W/25W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 3250 Lumens View View View Active
      4ft LED Strip Light Fixture, Architectural, 34W/38W/45W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 6075 Lumens View View Active
      8ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 90W, 12060 Lumens View View Active
      8ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 38W/46W/54W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 7020 Lumens View View View Active
      4ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 34W/38W/45W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 6075 Lumens View View View Active
      4ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 18W, 2500 Lumens View View Active
      8ft LED Strip Light Fixture, Architectural, 65W/75W/90W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 12150 Lumens View View Active
      8ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 65W/75W/90W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 12150 Lumens View View View Active
      4ft LED Strip Light Fixture, 18W/25W/30W, Selectable Wattage & CCT, 3900 Lumens View View View Active
    • Tubes Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 15W, 1800 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Type A, 14W, 2200 Lumens View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Hybrid Type A+B, 14W, 1800 Lumens View View Active
    • Garage (trilight) Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      LED Shop Light, Utility, Frosted, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Industrial, Frosted, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, 3500 Lumens View View View Active
      UFO High Bay 150W LED Fixture, 21000 Lumens View View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Bypass, Type B, 18W, 2200 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 11 Inch, 8500 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Frosted, Motion Activated, 4100 Lumens View View View Active
      UFO High Bay 240W LED Fixture, 33500 Lumens View View View View Active
      UFO High Bay 200W LED Fixture, 28000 Lumens View View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 7 Inch, 6500 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Shop Light, Wraparound, Prismatic Lens, 8.5 Inch, 7200 Lumens View View View Active
      3 Head Security Light, Dusk to Dawn, Motion, 3600 Lumens View View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Clear, Bypass, Type B, 15W, 1800 Lumens View View View Active
      2 Head LED Exit Sign (Red), Floodlight View View View Active
      2 Head LED Emergency Light View View View Active
      2 Head LED Exit Sign (Red) View View View Active
      UFO High Bay 150W LED Fixture, J-Hook, 21000 Lumens View View View View View Active
      LED Exit Sign (Red), Damp Rated View View Active
      LED Linear High Bay, 2ft, 110W, 15400 Lumens View View View View Active
      LED Linear High Bay, 2ft, 220W, 30800 Lumens View View View View Active
      Motion Sensor for UFO High Bays View View Active
      Microwave Motion Sensor for Linear High Bays View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Type A, 14W, 2200 Lumens View View Active
      LED Linear High Bay, 4ft, 300W, 42000 Lumens View View View View Active
      LED Linear High Bay, 2ft, 160W, 22400 Lumens View View View View Active
      LED Linear High Bay, 2ft, 80W, 11200 Lumens View View View View Active
      2 Head Security Light, Dusk to Dawn, Motion, Color Selectable, 3000 Lumens View View Active
      T8 LED Tube, 4 Ft, Frosted, Plug & Play, Hybrid Type A+B, 14W, 1800 Lumens View View Active
      First Alert BRK Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm View View Active
      LED Canopy Light, 80W-150W, Selectable Wattage, 22650 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Canopy Light, 75W, 8600 Lumens View View Active
      LED Canopy Light, 40W, 4800 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Canopy Light, 21W, 2800 Lumens View View View Active
      LED Canopy Light, 60W, 6900 Lumens View View Active
    • Smart Bulbs Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      A19 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 480 Lumens View View View View Active
      BR30 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 650 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR20 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 400 Lumens View View Active
      PAR38 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 1050 Lumens View View View Active
      B11 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 325 Lumens View View View View Active
      PAR30 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 850 Lumens View View Active
      G25 LED Smart Bulb, WiFi, 450 Lumens View View View Active
    • Filament Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      ST64 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View View Active
      T10 LED Tubular Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 450 Lumens View View View Active
      T6 LED Tubular Bulb, Filament, Candelabra, 450 Lumens View View Active
      B11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Filament, 300 Lumens View View View View Active
      CA11 LED Candelabra Bulb, Dusk to Dawn, Filament, 500 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 8.5W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 800 Lumens View View View Active
      G25 LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 350 Lumens View View View Active
      A19 9W LED Bulb, Filament, Dusk to Dawn, 850 Lumens View View View View Active
    • Dusk-to-Dawn Specifications Manuals Dimmers Lighting Facts IES Status

Certifications

Most Sunco Lighting LED bulbs and light fixtures are proudly backed by certifications to ensure that our products meet the qualifications and criteria standards you would expect. Product certification programs can be confusing, with so many performance tests, accreditations, and quality assurance tests available for product manufacturers. Let’s cut through the haze to examine the certifications that provide consumers like you the ability to buy with confidence.
Let’s cut through the haze to examine the certifications that provide consumers like you the ability to buy with confidence.


= ENERGY STAR® =

ENERGY STAR is a United States government backed system for energy efficiency to provide simple and unbiased, credible information that businesses and customers can rely on to help make informed decisions.

You will see the ENERGY STAR logo mark on select Sunco products. It features a blue logo with a white star. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures that each product to earn that logo was independently certified to deliver the quality, performance, and savings that consumers have come to expect.

Sunco includes the ENERGY STAR mark on product packaging and you can see it in both the technical specifications on our website and in the downloadable Tech Spec PDFs for our products.

In addition to certifications for our products, we also provide technical specifications for each product. One of those is the lifetime hours of our LED bulbs.

= Lifetime Rating Test Method =

ENERGY STAR allows LED device manufacturers to perform our own LM-80 testing data.

Using the ENERGY STAR recommended method for testing the lifetime of a lightbulb, we employ LM-80-08 (a.k.a. LM-80), a test method authored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). This “Approved Method: Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources” estimates the lifetime hours of qualified SSL Luminaires. It shows the relative light output, over time at various set conditions. In other words, how quickly the light output of a component level LED will depreciate.

This test does not extrapolate the lab measured LED lifetime testing data to determine future lifetime prediction. It only presents the resulting test data in the form of a data table and chart. Predicting lifetime hours is where TM-21-11 steps in.

TM-21-11 is referred to as “Projecting Long Term Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources” and is a standard calculation to extrapolate test data in order to predict future performance. Just like any lightbulb, LEDs will gradually depreciate over time. Since LEDs provide you with a significantly longer lifetime and do not physically degrade in ways that traditional lightbulbs do (such as darkened glass bulbs or broken, coiled filament wires), this standard helps ensure that you see consistent reporting from LED manufacturers.

= UL Listed =

UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, a non-profit. They are an independent global, safety science company that tests and approves products for consumer safety and standards. They have been in existence for more than a century and do not have a financial interest in the products they evaluate. That is quite a pedigree.

When something is labeled as UL Listed that means the tested product met pertinent requirements under the Underwriters Laboratories’ Standards of Safety.

Underwriters Laboratories provides various marks (like the logo shown here) that manufacturers like Sunco can use to indicate a product is UL Listed.

= ETL Certification =

Electrical Testing Laboratories or ETL was begun by Thomas Edison under the title Lamp Testing Bureau in 1896 to test the safety of light bulbs. ETL now tests against Standards of Safety by using published standards from companies like UL, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Intertek ETL provides a certification mark to indicate proof of product compliance in the U.S., Canada, and in other parts of the world.

= DLC Approved =

DesignLight Consortium is a non-profit with a mission to define quality, facilitate thought leadership, and to deliver both tools and resources to the lighting market through open dialogue and collaboration. In addition, utilities nationwide participate in rebate programs regarding DLC standards for select products.

Accredited laboratories perform the testing, according to DLC LED lighting requirements to comply with performance standards in:

  • Distribution
  • Color
  • Longevity/Stress

= FCC Certification =

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates and enforces products that can emit radio frequency energy or other electromagnetic interference that might cause harm to the public or broadcast in radio frequency range, plus other telecommunications requirements. The FCC enforces this per Title 47 of CFR Section 2.907. Certification for RF devices is the most stringent offered by the FCC due to the potential interference with radio services. Test data provided to the FCC is sourced from testing performed by an FCC recognized and accredited testing laboratory.

Sunco LED bulbs and devices with remote, Bluetooth, or WiFi functionality include FCC certification, since they are Radio Frequency (RF) devices and fall under FCC rules.

= CE Marking =

CE Marking indicates that the product may be legally placed on the EFTA & European Union (EU) market. This attests that a particular product contains the essential requirements and/or performance levels, and Harmonized Standards to which products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc.).

The letters “CE” stand for the French phrase “Conformité Européene,” which is translated as European Conformity.

= What is RoHS certification? =

Most Sunco products are RoHS compliant. RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC. It originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials within electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

The restricted materials banned under RoHS include materials that were commonly found in traditional light bulbs:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
  • 4 types of Phthalates: DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP

These restricted materials are hazardous to the environment, they pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

Like the other certifications, RoHS compliant details can be found in our Technical Specifications for each product.

Each of the product certifications above certify a wide variety of the products Sunco manufacturers and distributes to you. For your convenience, you can explore the products associated with each certification from this page. We also provide a technical specification on each product page or you can review specs for each product family through the Manuals and Downloads page.

Both our product pages and tech specs include all the applicable certifications you will want to examine in order to make informed decisions about purchasing our products.

CEC Title 20 and Title 24

You may have seen a notice on a light sold on the Sunco website that states you cannot buy certain light bulbs in California. The California Energy Commission (CEC) established certain appliance efficiency regulations with Title 20 and building standards with Title 24. Those regulations can limit the sale within California of certain products.

Title 20 affects electrical products of all types, including lamps/bulbs, portable lighting fixtures, torchieres and lighting controls, among other things.

Title 24 (JA8 High Efficacy) provides for specific performance requirements under Joint Appendix, Section 8. It focuses on efficacy, color rendering (CRI), dimming, flickering, and product longevity.

If you want to know more, please review the details for each California regulation using the links provided for your convenience above.

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