Choose your next light bulb for the brightness you want.
Lumens tell you how bright a bulb is. More lumens mean brighter light. When replacing a 60-watt traditional incandescent bulb, look for a new bulb that gives you about 800 lumens.
The Lighting Facts Label helps you understand your purchase.
The label has the lumens - or brightness - of the bulb, the estimated operating cost and life, and the color of the light (from warm/yellow, to white, cool/blue). Energy saving bulbs come in a wide range of colors.
Lumens are a a unit of standard measurement that is used to describe the amount of light contained in an area as perceived by the human eye. The more lumens, the brighter the light. You can use lumens to compare the brightness of any bulb, regardless of the technology behind it, and regardless of whether it's incandescent, CFL or LED.
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