When you are shopping for light bulbs, compare lumens to be sure if you are getting the level of brightness that you want. A new Lighting Facts Label will make it easier to compare bulb brightness, color, life, and estimated annual costs.
Buy Lumens, not Watts
We typically buy things based upon how much we get. When buying milk, we buy it by volume (gallons), so why should lighting be any different? But for years, we have been buying bulbs based upon how much energy (watts) they consume, not by how much lighting (lumens) they produce.
What is a Lumen?
Lumens measure how much light you are getting. More lumens, brighter light, less lumens, dimmer light…you get the idea. So when buying light bulbs for your home, think Lumens, not watts.