The Lumen is the unit that measures the intensity of lighting, in the same way as the kilo measures weight or the meter measures height. To put it simply, Lumen measures the total amount of light emitted by a source: this is called luminosity.
What is the difference between Lumens and Watts?
Many people still think that Watts measure the intensity of lighting, imagining that the higher the number of Watts, the greater the amount of light emitted. But that's incorrect. Watts measure the amount of power consumed by the light source, usually a light bulb, not the amount of light emitted by that light source.
For example, an LED bulb will produce as much light (measured in Lumens) as an incandescent bulb, but will consume less energy (measured in Watts). Therefore, if you want to know how much light a bulb will emit, check the number of Lumens.
What are Lumens used for?
Lumens also make it easy to compare the light yields of different light sources, for example bulbs of different techniques, i.e. the ratio between the number of Lumens produced and the number of Watts consumed: Lumen/Watt. The higher this lm/W ratio, the better the efficiency of the light source (luminaire or bulb).
With the gradual disappearance of "traditional" bulbs and the development of LED bulbs (very economical in terms of energy consumed), Lumens are now displayed more clearly on packaging.
A word of advice: make a habit of identifying them and comparing them before buying your luminaire with integrated light source or your bulb.
Remember: a bulb or any other light source that consumes a lot of Watts will not necessarily produce a high light intensity.
What is the use of identifying Lumens?
Identifying the number of Lumens emitted by a luminaire or a bulb will allow you to choose the intensity of your lighting source according to your desires and your needs.
Ambient lighting in a living room, more energizing lighting in a kitchen, high brightness in the bathroom and a dimmable lamp on the bedside table... By choosing the number of Lumens of your light or your bulb , you can adapt the intensity of the lighting according to your activities and create the atmosphere you want in each room of your house.
To give you a few examples, here are some of the luminous intensities of our luminaires:
Now it's up to you to choose your lighting according to your needs and the atmosphere you want to create!
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