Lumens Vs Ansi Lumens Vs Watts

Lumens Vs Ansi Lumens Vs Watts

It all started with a light bulb, then watts and lumens. While we don’t use watts to measure light sources anymore, it is still just as important. Lumens is the generic term, and ANSI lumens sit on the bases of lumens. Both Lumens and Ansi Lumens are important measurements in the lighting world. Lumens (SI) … Read more

A Guide To Bright White Light Bulbs

A Guide To Bright White Light Bulbs

Bright white light bulbs have a color temperature of 4,000 to 5,000 Kelvin and emit a white-blue hue. It gives an energetic feel and is perfect for places such as the office and garage.  With the tighter US energy efficiency rules, manufacturers can no longer make bulbs producing 42 lumens per watt come July. This means … Read more

What Is The LED Watts Equivalent?

What Is The LED Watts Equivalent?

Many have benefited from the transition from incandescent to LEDs but still don’t understand its conversion. We have used wattage as a measurement for so long that it is ingrained in us as an accurate measure of light output. Even the older heads will still look for the watts on a light bulb package. Yet … Read more

Can Christmas Lights Get Wet?

Can Christmas Lights Get Wet?

Older Christmas lights can not be used outdoors in the rain and snow, but some specialty lights can withstand all weather. Therefore, ensure your strings are labeled either “Wet Location” or “Outdoor Use” before hanging them on gutters or windows. Modern lights such as LEDs are waterproof and have a rating above IP44. So even if you … Read more

Where Do Recessed Lights Go In Small Kitchens?

Where Do Recessed Lights Go In Small Kitchens?

A small kitchen is challenging to light, especially if there isn’t good natural lighting. While pendant lights are an excellent choice, recessed lighting can provide great illumination. Small kitchens benefit from recessed lighting because these lights do not take up as much space as hanging fixtures. Recessed lights provide general illumination for the kitchen and … Read more