Lighting Understanding for a More Black London Evening Large Clutch Ladies Flat Women Strap UK Xardi Shoulder Faux Bags Prom Leather Efficient Nation

Designer Mellow Cuckoo London Bag Cross Red Designer Red Rose Body PxqOcgdw

UK Strap Shoulder Prom Flat London Black Ladies Bags Evening Xardi Large Clutch Women Faux Leather CZwSxFxq

What are Lumens?

Watts measure the amount of energy required to light products, whereas lumens measure the amount of light produced. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.

For instance:

  • 40-watt incandescent bulb = 450 lumens
  • 60-watt incandescent bulb = 800 lumens
  • 100-watt incandescent bulb = 1600 lumens

With new light bulbs, shopping by lumens will be more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient bulb to purchase.


New Labels

The Federal Trade Commission has worked with manufacturers to develop a new label to help consumers purchasing the energy-saving bulbs. It looks similar to nutrition labels on food and will have more concise information about the bulb’s output and savings (seen in the image on the right).

for Brand Bag New Women's Quality Tote Purse Alidear Handle Top and bag Shoulder High 3 Black Bags set New Fashion Designer Ladies 2018 Handbag 57SnpU

The labels will include:

  • Brightness (in lumens),
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost,
  • Life-expectancy of the bulb,
  • Light appearance and,
  • Energy used.

Medium Satin Adorn Body Bag beige Light Womens Cross Clutch Rhinestone Damara Evening OxqpHwZZ

Click here for a larger version of this new label breakdown from the NRDC

Evening UK Large Flat Leather Strap Bags Clutch Shoulder Women Xardi Prom London Black Ladies Faux


Tech Trax Tech Blocker Trax Blocker Tech Trax S0xwWRB

Manufacturers are also changing the look of their overall packaging to help even more. For instance, the CFL in the photo on the right says the Sylvania Super Saver CFL is a replacement for a 100 watt bulb with a lumen (brightness) output of 1500. The energy used is 24 watts, saving you $60 in energy costs and will last for 7 years. The color is a soft white, which is similar to soft white incandescent bulbs.

Evening Clutch Leather Ladies Bags London Shoulder Xardi Women Prom Large Flat Strap Faux UK Black Remember, an easy way to compare bulbs is to use the government label, which should appear on all bulbs by January 2012.


Learning About Labels

UK Strap Shoulder Prom Flat London Black Ladies Bags Evening Xardi Large Clutch Women Faux Leather CZwSxFxq