Know Your Lumens

Apr 24, 2013  Comment

Question: I understand that LED lights are the most efficient and environmentally friendly bulbs on the market these days. I would like to buy some for my home but I can't figure out how many lumens I need. Can you help?

Yes we can! Here's a simple conversion chart:

  • 40-watt incandescent bulb = 450 lumens
  • 60-watt incandescent bulb = 800 lumens
  • 100-watt incandescent bulb = 1,600 lumens

On top of that, you'll want to look on the packaging to find out the type of light colour (yellow tones for warm light, white tones for bright white, and blue tones for daytime light). Here's an information sheet that shows you the kind of information found on the back of the bulb's box. 

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