Last updated: 8 Dec 2021 | 582 Views |
Have you purchased an LED bulb only to be disappointed with the light output when you turn it on? Finding the right LED for your space can be tricky if you're moving from incandescent, halogen, or CFL products.
LEDs were designed to be more energy efficient, which means they have a lower wattage for a similar light output. Wattage used to be the main factor in brightness. The higher the wattage, the more light would be emitted from the bulb. Now, LEDs have lower wattages to save energy, so it's no longer a good determination of light levels.
If you purchase LEDs based on wattage, you will likely buy a bulb that is too bright or just doesn't work in your space. Instead of focusing on wattage when purchasing LEDs, it's best to look at lumens to determine the brightness, or light output, from the bulb.