Wattage and Lumens

  • How bright are your lights?

    We manufacture a range of globes with various lumen levels.  Lumen is a measure of brightness. The higher the lumen number the brighter the light.  

    At Edison we specialise in ambient lighting so our globes are in the low to mid lumen range.  Our new range of vintage LED globes provide a warm, low to medium light.

    Most of our fittings leave the bulb visible which suits our ambient globes.  With the bulb exposed it is important that the glare does not blind the eye.


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  • Does wattage relate to brightness of a light?

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

    With a move to new energy-efficient LED technology, the number of lumens available per watt is much higher, so they produce more light whilst using less energy. In other words, a 12 Watt LED can produce as much light as a 75 Watt incandescent globe.

    When you are looking at wattage, it is all about energy use. It has been drastically reduced with LED. This means you will pay less for electricity to light the same area.

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