A Guide to Lamp Brightness: Lumen Scale

July 24, 2013 @ Lightopedia

lightopediaIn the past, consumers have used wattage to rate the brightness of a lamp. However, wattage is not an accurate indicator of lamp brightness. Energy efficient light sources such as Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) have much lower wattages while still producing a great amount of light. Wattage is simply a measure of the amount of energy consumed. Light output, on the other hand, is a measure of luminous flux or simply put, the brightness of the lamp. It is measured in LUMENS.

 

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