Bulbs 101: Part 1

Lumens, Watts, Kelvins and Lighting Facts
WATTS HERE

WATTS NEXT

Lumens and Color Temperature -
Picking the right Bulb -
How Much Lighting do I need? -

What Are Lumens?

LUMENS DEFINITION:


A unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units, that is equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one candela intensity radiating equally in all directions. In other words, lumens are the measurement of light output or brightness. Watts measure the amount of energy used, whereas lumens measure the amount of light produced. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.

 

Lumens

Lumens = Brightness 


 

 

 

LUMENS TO WATTS CONVERSION:


Lumens to Watts 


 

With new energy-efficient LED light bulbs around we can no longer rely upon wattage to indicate how bright a bulb is. Here is a conversion table to indicate how to convert watts to brightness. 

Lumens to Watts Conversion

 FREE ONLINE CONVERSION:  Convert Lumens to Watts 

 

 

 

Kelvins 

COLOR TEMPERATURE


 The higher the Degrees Kelvin, the whiter the color temperature. Although the whiter lights will appear “brighter” than those of a lower Kelvin reading, the amount of Lumens (measurement for brightness) does not change, and true brightness is not affected.

 

Kelvins and Color Temperature

Kelvins and Color Temperature  

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SEEN IN REAL LIFE


 A warm light will give a inviting and cozy vibe to your space. In contrast, a cool or white light will bring a fresh and sharp look to the room. What type o:f space calls for which type of light? We tell you all about that in our upcoming post "How much light do I need?". Check back for more! 
Warm vr Cool light

 

Lighting Facts

WHATS IN THE BOX


Not all light bulbs are equal. There is a lot more to a light bulb than 40 watt or 60 watt. That's why the packaging is full of useful information to help you select the best bulb for your needs. 

 


How to decode a light bulb box:


 

There are many things to consider when picking out a light bulb and you might not know what all of it means. This guide will help make sure you get the bulb that is best for you.

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 Lighting Facts
1. Picture of bulb inside the box.
2. Name and Type of bulb.
3. Watts are measurements of the amount of energy required in a light bulb. 
4. Voltage is the force that pushes Electrical Current through a conductor. 
5. Impact on both the environment and the wallet. The more efficient, the more you save.
6. Tint of light bulb glass. Tints can affect the color temperature of light emitted.
7. Shapes and bases might differ from your power source.
8. Light output or brightness emitted by a light bulb.
9. Approximate Cost of energy required based on 3 hrs a day lightbulb usage.
10. Approximate Cost of energy required based on 3 hrs a day lightbulb usage.
11. Lifetime of a lightbulb based on 3 hrs a day usage.
12. Watts are measurements of the amount of energy required in a light bulb.

 

Kelvins and Color Temperature

 


BULB-INSPIRATION

THIS IS HOW OUR INSTAGRAM FRIENDS LIGHT UP THEIR ROOMS. WATTS THEIR SECRET?

Can you guess cool vs warm Light?


Picture by @elianaghantous

By @elianaghantous

Image by @bannerdaysf

By @bannerdaysf

 

Caged or exposed bulb?


By @condenast

Image by @firefly_kitchen

By @fireflykitchen

 

For even more inspiration, follow @colorcord on Instagram


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