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Would a 100 watt RGB led floodlight be as bright as a single color 100w? Answered

I'm looking at high power colored flood lights, single color would be ok but the added flexibility of RGB would be great. I was wondering since color changing leds are made of three leds if I set it to blue would I get only a third of the brightness as the same wattage in single color blue?

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Josehf Murchison (author)2014-05-01

Like Rick said check the datasheet for lumens or candlepower.

Candle power is brightness.

Lumens is total illumination.

So don't try to mix the two they are like hot and heat.

A match is 1200 degrees but you can't boil a pot of water with a match because it doesn't have enough heat.

Candle power is hot like the match Lumens is like heat.

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rickharris (author)2014-05-01

Your confusing power used with brightness - usually measured in lumins or candella.

Look at the spec sheet for the brightness value.

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-04-30

Each color in the RGB LED uses 1/3 of the power. Now the question is this: Is the 100W the actual power draw of the bulb or is the rated equivalent compared to the average incandescent bulb?

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