LOOK FOR LUMENS
For years, wattage was typically the measure used to evaluate the brightness produced by a lamp. However, continuous advancements in LED technology have shifted the focus from wattage to lumens, since they use less wattage to produce the same level of brightness as alternative lamp types.
Lumens refer to the measure of light output, or brightness,of a lamp. The more lumens an led lamp provides the brighter the light. All FLSNT LED packaging specifies the equivalent incandescent wattage associated with the lamp’s lumen output.
This helps provide a standard for comparing all LED lamps.
USE LESS WATTS
Which bulb is most efficient?
Watts are the amount of energy that a light bulb uses.Lower wattage lamps yield lower electric costs.
An LED lamp that produces the same brightness (or lumens) as an incandescent or cfl lamp has a lower wattage and is more energy-efficient LED lamps are the most energy-efficient light source.
MAKE THE SWITCH
LED Lamps Make an impact
Making the switch to LED lamps offers significant energy, cost and time savings over incandescent, halogen and fluorescent alternatives.LED technology uses less energy to produce the same light output as other lamp alternatives, which means you'll reduce your energy costs significantly and minimize your carbon footprint.
Furthermore LED lamps will last much longer than most alternative lamps. Depending on daily use, one lamp will last for decades, making lamp changes a rare occurrence. As LED technology continues to advance, the opportunities for savings will only increase. FLSNT offers a broad assortment of led lamps to fit your lighting needs.
Savings Add Up
The average household has 50+ light bulbs. At a saving of $6.15 per bulb, that’s a total of $307.50 per year !
Color temperature and Kelvin temperature
Color temperature is a way to describe the light appearance provided by a lamp. Color temperature is measured in degress of Kelvin (K), and typically falls on a scale from 2000K to 6500k for commercial and residential lighting applications.
Color temperature of a lamp is assigned using the basis of
correlated color temperature(CCT)
If you heat up a metal object, the object appears to glow. Depending on the Kelvin temperature used to heat the metal object,the glow will typically be a shade of orange, yellow or blue. the color temperature of lamps is meant to replicate the Kelvin temperature of the metal object in the above example, thus providing a standard against which to measure the color temperature of all lamps.
What color temperature is right for me?
The color temperature of a lamp lets you know the look and feel of the light it will provide. at the lower end of the scale , from 2000K to 3000K, the light produced is called " warm white " or " soft white " and ranges from orange to yellowish-white in appearance. Color temperatures between 3100K and 4500K are referred to as " cool white " or " bright white " . Lamps within this range will emit a more neutral white light and may even have a slightly blue tint. above 4500K brings us into the " daylight " color temperature of light Lamps with color temperatures of 4500K and above will give off a blue-white light that mimics daylight.
What is a good CRI?
The color rendering index (CRI) is measured as a number between 0 and 100 At zero(0), all colors look the same.
A CRI of 100 shows the true colors of the object. Incandescent and halogen light sources have a CRI of 100.
Typically, light sources with a CRI of 80 to 90 are regarded as good and those with a CRI of 90+ are excellent!
The general rule is: the higher the CRI , the better the color rendering capacity.