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Measuring Light Intensity with Watts or Lumens — “Watts” the difference? (sorry)

March 11th, 2016

I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile as the lighting industry is changing over to lumens from Watts to measure light intensity. So, the next time you have to go buy an (LED) light bulb, you will be able to use your newfound knowledge to buy with confidence!

My friends over at Green Builder Media have just published such an article, and they have kindly allowed me to publish it here.

Though an LED bulb may look like an old-fashioned Edison bulb, they are quite different animals.

ONE OF THE MORE EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS in the lighting industry over the past decade has been the emergence of LEDs. The principles of LED lighting have been around for some time, but the real commercial breakthrough of the technology, in terms of both affordable cost and creative applications, has only occurred recently. Though these bulbs may look like an old-fashioned Edison bulb, they are quite different animals, and this new type of illumination works differently than the lighting you are accustomed to.

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