Thursday, February 23, 2017

How Many Lumens Do I Need?

Watts measure the amount of energy that is required to produce light, whereas lumens measure the amount of light that is emitted from a source. Lumens are the newest unit of measurement for light bulbs.

Lumens equals brightness and watts measure energy use, not light output. With new, energy-efficient LED technology, we can no longer rely upon wattage to indicate how bright a bulb is.

If you are asking yourself "Why would I want a brighter bulb?" well, in the case of a floor lamp or an overhead fixture, a brighter bulb means more Lumens per square foot. With more Lumens per square foot in your room, you may not need extra lighting.

This does not mean to go out and buy a 1,000-Watt LED bulb to light your living room. It just means a 75-Watt or 100-Watt LED could reduce the number of light sources needed in each room of your home. Eliminating extra lighting in your home means less power used and less money spent.



New Halogen29W43W53W72W



To know the right light bulb for your space, view the preferred wattage on the Lumens Watt Equivalency Comparison Chart provided above.

Not sure what light bulb is perfect for your space? Maybe these will help!
- Standard Incandescents: 20T6.5/CL | 60A/RVL
- New Halogen Incandescents: FCS-OS | ENX-OS
- CFL: F05BX/SPX27 | DT7/65
- LED: LED9A19/DIM/827K | 9.5A19/OMNI/4K New Product!

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