To compare different light bulbs, you need to know about lumens.

Lumens, not watts, tell you how bright a light bulb is, no matter the type of bulb. The more lumens the brighter the light.

The chart below shows the amount of brightness in lumens you can expect from different wattage light bulbs. The LED bulbs require much less wattage than the CFL or Incandescent light bulbs, which is why LED bulbs are more energy- efficient and long lasting than other types of bulb.

 An LED bulb is more expensive than a halogen equivalent but that difference should be recouped within a year and as they have a considerably longer lifespan, you won’t have to replace them as often.

 With each bulb saving you a few euro each year, it all adds up to a decent sum of money once you factor in all the lights in your home.


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