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What is a Lumen and What Does It Do?


Most people have heard of watts, but what about lumens? A lumen (lm) is a unit of measure for the amount of light emitted by a light source such as an LED or lamp. To put it simply, lumens are a way to figure out how bright a light is.

What is the Difference Between Lumens, Watts and Lux?

Lumens, watts, and lux are all measures of light. Lumens measure the total amount of light or how bright a light is, watts measure the power used to create light, and lux measures how intense light is or the amount of illumination in a particular space. While they all measure different things, they are all important when it comes to lighting.

How Many Lumens Do I Need?

If you’re in the market for a new light bulb, you may be wondering how many lumens you need. The higher the lumen count, the brighter the light.There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on what you plan to use the light for and how much light you need.If you’re looking for a bright light in your bathroom or kitchen, you’ll need something with a higher lumen count than if you’re just looking for a source of ambient light. You may also want to consider whether you want a warm or cool light which is called the colour temperature.

Some example ranges of Lumens in a typical house:

Hallway – 200-400
Living room – 600-1000
Bedroom – 400-700
Dining room – 500-800
Kitchen general – 800-1500
Bathroom – 1000-1500

In conclusion, lumens are important because they measure the amount of light that is being emitted from a bulb. This is important to consider when purchasing a bulb, as you want to make sure you are getting the most light for your money. Additionally, lumens are important for general lighting purposes, such as in a home or office. When choosing a light fixture, make sure to look for one with a high lumen rating.While wattage is still an important factor to consider, lumens should be your main focus when choosing a light bulb. This is because wattage measures how much energy a bulb uses, not how much light it emits. So, even if two bulbs have the same wattage, they may not produce the same amount of light.

Calibre Connect is Sydney’s expert when it comes to all types of lighting installation such as LEDs, Outdoor Lights, and Chandeliers. Give us a call at (02) 8898 0200 and one of our friendly electricians will be happy to assist you with your lighting needs.

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