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What is a Lumen?

What is a Lumen?

Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. They are essentially a measure of brightness. More lumens means a brighter light; fewer lumens means a dimmer light.

When you purchase light bulbs, think lumens, not watts.

The brightness, or lumen levels, of the lights your home will need vary widely. Here is a chart to give you an idea of how many lumens you you should look for to replace a bulb of that number of watts.

If You Have A

Replace it With

100 Watt 1600 lumens
75 Watt 1100 lumens
60 Watt 800 lumens
40 Watt 450 lumens

If you prefer brighter light, go for more lumens.


For more information about LED lighting, contact Pacific Lamp.