High Ceiling Church LED Lighting Solution

LED lighting churches high ceilings

Anyone familiar with sanctuary lighting at a church is aware of the variables that can make it a tough application. Accessing the lighting high above is not only difficult but a tenuous situation for maintenance personnel. Gigantic lifts need to be hauled in and many times even the pews need to be moved. This takes time and in turn more money. On top of that, lighting maintenance at churches is often done by volunteers who may be limited in availability and/or skill.

This is where commercial grade light bulbs with a long-life span provide extra value. The type of maintenance mentioned above is costly and dangerous, so when a church does have to replace that lighting it makes sense to put up long-lasting bulbs to ensure the process isn’t a yearly event. Lighting that close to the ceiling also requires high lumen capability for the necessary foot candles below. Dimming functionality is also a pretty standard need in this scenario. All of this adds up to an expensive light bulb for the job.

Having worked with hundreds of churches around the country, we have been able to construct lighting solutions that alleviate many of the common issues churches face with their lighting. These aren’t simple straight forward retrofits but rather custom LED solutions specifically designed for high ceiling church applications.

Specifically we have LED replacements for:

300 Watt PAR56 plug in lamp

300 Watt PAR56

500 Watt PAR64

500 Watt PAR64

250W JD250MC

250 Watt E11 Base JD250MC (mini candelabra)

JD250DC 250W




JD500MC 500W

500 Watt E11 Base JD500MC (mini candelabra)


LED replacements for the high-wattage light bulbs above are impossible to find on the market as a standalone, hence our need for custom-designed LED replacement solutions.

Want to learn more about how our custom-LED solutions can work for your high ceiling application? Read more about our custom LED church lighting in action. If you have some of these inefficient high-ceiling application lamps and are ready to retrofit to LED today, fill out this questionnaire and we will get back to you with an LED solution custom-tailored for your facility. 

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66 Responses to “High Ceiling Church LED Lighting Solution”

  1. Johnny LeAugust 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    My Church currently use Osram Par56 300W high 28′ ceiling approx. 30 ea. I’m looking for LED to replace. It would help if you send some picture with the cost.
    Johnny Le

  2. E.K. ShafferAugust 28, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Do you have an LED replacement bulb for the existing 300 watt PAR 56 bulb, with the two prong plug? The 300 watt incandescent distributes 3840 lumens. Do you have an LED equivalent?

    • PremierAugust 28, 2015 at 7:28 am #

      Hi E.K.,

      That is a very common bulb that we have been retrofitting to LED. So we do have a replacement, but if you could fill out this quick questionnaire about your application (like what color temp you need, beam angle, if dimming is needed, etc) it would help us find the best LED replacement solution for you.




  3. Donald WilliamsSeptember 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    I am looking for an LED lamp of 500watt candelabra E11 base or a fixture . Fixture is Serra e mount on a pendent.

    • PremierOctober 1, 2015 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks Donald. We do have a 500W E11-base LED retrofit option. I will email you more details.


      • Michael BriggermanNovember 3, 2015 at 9:23 am #

        Looks like this might be what I’m looking for. Could you send me information.

        Thank you,

        Michael Briggerman

        • Craig StoufferMarch 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

          Good Afternoon, We also are using 500 watt Halogen E-11. Can I get info on LED replacements?

      • JasonDecember 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

        Hi pat i too am looking for this buld could you please Email me at JBonifazi@stgregorythegreat.org
        Thanks Jason

      • Jon ParsonsJuly 19, 2016 at 9:55 am #

        I would also like this information

      • Grady bennettJuly 28, 2016 at 6:39 am #

        Could you send me the retrofit option via email. I as well am needing to retrofit an e11 500 watt halogen to led.

      • Jacob MillerAugust 29, 2016 at 9:25 am #

        Can I get this email too? I ned the LED replacement for the same 500w halogen E11- base.

      • Dean ThomasNovember 21, 2016 at 10:15 am #

        I am looking for this info also-if possible to email it to me-thanks

      • Chuck ManciniJune 15, 2017 at 9:44 am #

        I would be interested in your solution to this. We are dealing with the same thing for a church in Cincinnati.

      • Jack mc ewenJune 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

        E11 500 watt led replacement?

      • Mike ZeiglerFebruary 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

        Hi, I am also looking for 500W E11 LED’s to replace our sanctuary bulbs. Would you please email info?

        Thank you

        Mike Zeigler

      • RodneyMarch 5, 2018 at 10:28 am #

        I’m joining the request list. Our church in Huntsville AL has about 70 500 W halogen E11 base bulbs in large pendant fixtures. They have a short life and are a pain to replace. Any information on your replacement led bulbs would be appreciated. They need to be dimmable, 4000k or less color temperature and of course fit into the fixture.
        My email is: rodledge6@gmail.com. Thank you Rodney

      • Kellie LinkousAugust 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

        I am also looking for this also. Please email me info

      • KIBO PARKSeptember 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

        Can i get the Email too??

        thank you

      • Wayne DeanJanuary 28, 2019 at 6:23 am #

        I have a school auditorium application for this retrofit. Please send information to ssepcwayne@aol.com.

  4. Michael BriggermanNovember 3, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    I am looking for an led bulb or retrofit kit to replace an Eiko 49612 bulb.

    500w halogen bulb witt E11 base. Bulbs need to be dimmable.

  5. Stefanie LongstromNovember 28, 2015 at 12:33 am #

    Looking for a 100w equivalent e11 led base for my ceiling fan. Please help!

  6. Daniel PeedeJanuary 4, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    We have high recessed lighting in our church sanctuary. In 29 fixtures, we are using a GE Quartzline Q400MC 400w/120v bulb. That is a Tungsten-Halogen lamp. Are there any LED replacements for that? We are trying to look into options to lower our energy costs. Thanks.

  7. BrendonFebruary 22, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    My church is looking for bulbs that can project a good amount of light. Our ceiling is approximately 60 ft and the fixtures we use are hanging about forty feet. We are usings 500 watt led bulbs right now. We would like for the light to reach toward the ceiling. Is there a bulb or fixture that we can use to accomadate this?

  8. Pastor TomMarch 1, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Looking for par56 led replacement for retrofit. What’s cost for 300 w?

  9. Kyle UtechMarch 5, 2016 at 6:12 am #

    Curious on the 500 watt e11 conversion to LED would like details please

    • JeffMarch 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      I would be interested in the 500W e11 conversion as well

  10. Brick DrummondMarch 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    Need a LED replacement for 150W E11 horizontal mount halogen bulbs in 64 fixtures in a friend’s church. Also Par 56 LED replacements (with the double prongs) in the sanctuary. Please call to discuss tomorrow after 10AM please.


    Brick in SC

  11. Keith RaddantMarch 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    We’ve got PAR 64 500W bulbs in our track light fixtures in our church sacristy. There are 10 of them. Looking for a replacement lamp in LED to replace the bulbs.

  12. Mike FlanaganApril 7, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    How much for the JD500MC

  13. Glenn KincadeApril 12, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    I tried to get an idea of what you could do for our church a couple of years and got a generic response I would expect from a used car lotote than a reply. We have 11 out and 9 lit at this time 300 par 56 and 250/500 DC I think. I need to get an idea very quickly to present to our members.

  14. JasonMay 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    I want to replace 300 , 500 , Church lighting.
    What do you have in mind?

  15. Jason LinnMay 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    Needing to replace church lighting to led .
    300 , 500 watt
    What would you have in mind?

  16. Kenneth PurvisJune 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Looking for LED replacement for 500 watt T4 bulb with E11 base for our church auditorium

  17. David MeyerJune 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    We have 41 fixtures that have GE Quartzline Lamps part # Q250CL/DC. Do you have an LED replacement for that fixture?

  18. Bill GreenJune 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    My church has multiple high ceiling can fixture using both Q250CL and Q500CL quartz bulbs candelabra base, requiring frequent replacement. These are on dimmer system using voltage reduction. Would like to replace with LED.

  19. EJ. KelleyJuly 18, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Need information on a retro kit to replace a Sylvania 500Q EYX in a recessed fixture. Needs to be dimnable.

  20. Clifford KerrAugust 1, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    Looking for LED replacements for our Sanctuary

    We have a 500 WATT NSP NARROW SPOT, END PR
    PAR64 on our alter cross

    We have two 300 WATT NSP NARROW SPOT,END PR
    PAR56s on our Pulpit & Lecturn

    we need bulbs in the 2700 to 3000 K range

    First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

  21. Lorenzo RodriguezAugust 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    I am looking for an LED lamp of 500watt candelabra E11 base

  22. David RohrerSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    I have 12 hanging fixtures that have two to three bulbs each that are 75 watt with an e11 base. Would you have 100 watt or higher led equivalents?

  23. Collin KennedySeptember 15, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    Hi I’m looking for LED retrofit lamp for Q 150 CL/MC dimmable
    120v T4 mini candelabra base. I have a need for 450 units, possibly more.
    Please reach out to me via email.

  24. Troy WallaceOctober 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    I am looking for led replacement for 500q bulbs, church ceiling is 36ft at peak, approximately 28 fixtures in all. Any help would be great, we do not want to move pews again.

  25. DaveNovember 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Looking for a replacement bulb for 500 watt mogul base in a led to work on 120 volts fixture that would be a flood similar to a par 38 flood.

  26. Bob VandervlietDecember 20, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    We use E-11 Base 250 and 500w halogen bulbs. Would love to switch to LEDs, but dimmablity with conventional dimmers is a MUST. Is this available?

    • David BakerJanuary 26, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

      We use E-11 Base 500w halogen bulbs. Would love to switch to LEDs, but dimmablity with conventional dimmers is a MUST. Is this available?

  27. Pat Reak (North Star Electrical)December 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    I am looking for a LED retrofit lamp for Q400CL/MC 120V dimmable with mini candelabra base. We have 12 fixtures in this school lunchroom/theatre. What are your suggestions?

  28. jim williamsMarch 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    I have a customer with 8 inch cans ( quartz E11 bulbs ) Mounted 25 ft off the floor.
    Do you offer an led dimmable upgrade Thanks

  29. Alberto PerezMay 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    We looking to replace our old tube lamps for led in our church currently we have 26 of them celling is 20′ h

    57wide 66 long we are ready to buy but we are lost.

  30. Annette HoutzJune 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    We are looking to either retro fit our existing 4 spotlights with LED bulbs or replace the fixtures completely. Is this something you can help us with and do you actually do the install or have a contractor you work with?

  31. Isaac NevarezJuly 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    Hello I have a church that we are looking to upgrade our spotlights to LED’s. And I want to know if u can help me.

  32. Christopher BirdSeptember 23, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    My church is using a Q500cl/mc-130v lamp and I need an LED replacement. Is that something you have?

  33. DonNovember 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    Haveour church fixtures with incondescent 500 watt screw in bulbs that are dimmed, do you have 500 watt LED ?

  34. Kevin E SmithJanuary 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    We have 22 pendant lights using E-11 mini can 500 watt 120v and are interested in a led equivalent. These lights are dimmable.

  35. Bob KlugeJanuary 18, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    Christ Lutheran Church, Stoughton would like to convert our sanctuary lighting to LED. Existing lighting consists of:
    24 Alter Spots – PAR56 500 NSP Halogen
    63 Ceiling Spots – PAR38 250w Halogen
    Pendants – PAR38 250w Halogen and 6-60watt incandescent light bulbs each
    Levitron Lighting Control, a-2000, 3-phase A2D3L-4A0; 12 Modules, 24 dimmer channels 2400-watts each; eight 0to +10 volts DC analog inputs; compatible with incandescent, magnetic low voltage, tungsten halogen, neon, old cathode as well as fluorescent electronic dimming. Communication inputs DMX512, Luma-Net III, RS485, RS232, full brightPlug in dimmer modules. For best efficiency and results, do we need to replace bulbs, dimmer control and/or modify fixtures?

  36. Arnie AsburyJanuary 25, 2018 at 8:51 am #

    We would like to know more about your lighting solution for our church that uses e11 mini can 500 watt halogen bulbs.

  37. John BuellFebruary 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

    Looking for an LED solution to replace the existing recessed down light fixtures that use the 500 watt E11 base quartz lamp.
    The ceiling height is approximately 34 feet, and the existing fixtures are designed to cast a narrow beam. this lighting design is use to illuminate a baptismal pool.

  38. Don EdererMarch 14, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    We are looking to replace 500 halogen can lights in our church with LED s with a color warmth of about 2700-3000. there are about 40 lights 30 feet high. we would like suggestions or options you would have. Don Ederer

  39. Andrew LambertAugust 27, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    Looking to replace / upgrade our lamps in the church sanctuary. We have two fixtures of three Ge 300 Par56/WFL 120V – 300W fixtures that are used to light up the alter area. Each lamp in the fixture can be aimed to a specific area. The heat emitted from these lamps makes it very uncomfortable.

    We would like to replace these lamps while using the same fixture. The existing lamps clip into place with the electrical power plugs into the lamp base.

  40. Richard meierSeptember 9, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Hello. We are looking at changing our our main sanctuary light and our 300w and 500w stage lights. I’m needing a cost 16 over head. 10 500w wide par 64, 16 300w par 48?
    I saw a post for a price request and it said to fill out a questionnaire, but I don’t see it.

  41. Randy MartinSeptember 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    Also an LED equivalent for E11 base 500W halogen in dimmable with 2900K color. We are currently using JD mini can clear E11 base in 2000K.

  42. Larry SchumakerOctober 16, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    We are looking for par56 light bulb. We want to go to LED 500 watt. What is cost.

  43. Brian WilsonOctober 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

    Looking for a e39 (mogul) 500w eq flood for sanctuary house light – large pendants – approx 3000K.

  44. Jo-Ellen PoldNovember 29, 2018 at 7:45 am #

    Bulb 0500t3/cl/CD/pm
    We want to change halogen to LED
    Do you know of any retrofit?

  45. Tony ValdezDecember 6, 2018 at 8:53 am #

    We have several dimmable lights out in our sanctuary. Can you give us a quote to replace them?

  46. James PattilloDecember 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    Our church sanctuary is currently equipped with “750R52/FL-130 Mogul Base” bulbs.
    We are looking for led replacements. Can you help?

    • James PattilloDecember 8, 2018 at 9:46 am #

      The current bulbs 500 watt and are e39 (mogul base) flood bulbs mounted in large hanging pendant fixtures. We need a cool white type not daylight.

  47. gregory g rogersFebruary 9, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    Interested in a 250MC replacement bulb(s) LED for church narrow spot lights.

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