Light Bulb Temperatures
So I got bored one day and happen to have an infrared thermometer. I thought it would be interesting to know just how much heat comes off light bulbs. Its more than you would think. But keep in mind, this is an IR thermometer being pointed directly at a light source that could throw off extra IR emissions. The numbers might not be the most accurate. I ran each light for at least 1 hour before taking the reading to let it “warm” up.
Halogen 50w GU10 bulb – 352F (122C)
LED 7w (50w equalvent) GU10 bulb – 124F (51C)
Xeon 20w bulb – 663F (350C)
***I think this one isn’t accurate…
Fluorescent 12w bulb (60w equivalence) – 163F (73C)
More to come soon…