There’s a lot to know about ever-evolving LED lighting.
We used to think in terms of lamp wattage, or soft white vs. clear bulb choices. The conversation has shifted now to lumen output and color temperature. It can be confusing to say the least, which is why we have put together a few tips on how to best choose the right LED lamp type for your illumination needs.
Lets Talk Lumens
Lumen- the unit of measure of visible light. The lighting game has changed. A 60 watt incandescent lamp is the compared lighting equivalent of a 42 watt eco-halogen lamp, which is of similar equivalence to a 13 watt compact fluorescent lamp, or an 11 watt LED lamp. Scratching your head? You are not alone. Depending upon which type of light source you choose, the rated wattage- or the amount of energy consumed- will be different. This is why we now have to look at each lamp type’s lumen rating, or the measure of visible light produced from a specific source. Tami explains this in further detail in the video below-
It is important to know how many lumens your bulb choice is providing you with in order to properly illuminate your space. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend the following: [Read more…]