Fiber Laser Energy Savings Calculator

This fiber laser energy savings calculator has been developed by IPG Photonics to help you estimate electrical energy savings for using a fiber lasers as compared with other types of industrial lasers. This is meant to show potential savings over several years. Other output powers are available - contact IPG for specific power, etc.

Output Power of Laser in kW Desired 1 micron: Select Power from drop down menu
Type of Laser Presently Used: Select Laser Type from drop down menu
Wall Plug Efficiency (%) for Laser Presently Used: ** Industry estimates LP YAG 2, DP YAG 15, Disk 20, CO2 10, Fiber Laser 30.
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Laser Location (Country) Select from drop down menu or enter a different country by selecting other from the menu
Electrical Cost per kW hour in US$ **Cost estimates based on commercial averages for industry. Research at below web sites. Enter your own cost if you prefer by choosing other in above Country field and entering your own value.
Averages: Germany .084, Japan .121, India .08, Korea .065, PRC .1, USA .041
How many hours is laser operational per year? Enter data based on typical usage per year

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This calculator does not estimate the many other cost savings and performance advantages of fiber lasers, which would only increase the savings estimated above. Other cost savings from using fiber lasers include:

  • Reduced maintenance costs 
  • Eliminate expensive annual gas costs 
  • Less downtime / More production time 
  • Savings on replacement lamps and/ or diode bars – no longer needed! 
  • Optics replacement and maintenance 
  • Lower chilling requirements 
  • Increased processing speed for many applications 
  • Smaller footprint 
  • Easily upgradable 
  • Quick installation and start up 
  • Easy integration with existing equipment 

Electricity data per below sites:


In preparation of this calculator, effort has been made to offer current, correct and clearly expressed information. The information provided has been gathered through in house research, and third party sources. This data is meant to be a guideline, not a guarantee. Working and use conditions may differ from the estimates projected above.