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Learn your lumens

Learn your lumens

You should be carefull to avoid inflated claims around LEDs. LED manufacturers and government agencies appear eager to avoid the same mistakes that were made when compact fluorescent lights first came out, where poor-performing products set back efficient lighting many years.

LED bulbs now have a label called Lighting Facts. Rather than explain LEDs in terms of wattage, it displays the amount of light in lumens as well as color temperature and efficacy expressed in lumens per watt.

As a rule of thumb you shouldn't get an LED bulb that calls itself a 60-watt equivalent if it doesn't produce at least 800 lumens.


For more information about lumens, contact Pacific Lamp.