Think of lumens as a “new” way of knowing how bright a lamp is.
Lumens = Light Output.
In simple terms, Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a lamp or light source.
The higher the lumen rating the “brighter” the lamp will appear.
What is 6000k in lumens?
Higher color temperatures emit fewer lumens. Color Temperature: 6000k. Lumen output: 2800 lumens. Purpose: 6000k bulbs are traditionally used in headlight applications but can be used as auxiliary lights in fog light applications.
How bright is a lumen?
The brightness, or lumen levels, of the lights in your home may vary widely, so here’s a rule of thumb: To replace a 100 watt (W) incandescent bulb, look for a bulb that gives you about 1600 lumens. If you want something dimmer, go for less lumens; if you prefer brighter light, look for more lumens.
What is the brightest LED bulb?
The Brightest LED Bulb Of 2019. The Brightest LED Bulb For General Use: The SANSI 40W LED Light Bulb is rated at 5500 lumens (approximately equivalent to a 350 watt incandescent bulb). It has a light temperature rating of 5000K or “daylight” quality. It is available for $49.
What does lumen stand for?
The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source per unit of time.