This bulb emits 100 lumens of light, which we would suggest is best for "Soft" lighting.
The brightness of a bulb is historically thought about in terms of wattage. With the introduction of new lighting technologies such as Eco-Halogen, CFL and LED, wattage has become unreliable as a measure of brightness.
A more accurate way of determining brightness is to look at the lumen value of a bulb. Lumens (lm) are representative of the total amount of visible light emitted by a light source. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the lumen output, the brighter the bulb will be. A good way of thinking would be to say that lower wattage + higher lumens = better efficiency and value.
This bulb has a beam angle of 36°, which we would class as Directional.
Beam angle is used to explain how wide the light is spread from the bulb itself. Wider beam angles spread the light over larger areas.
Wide beam bulbs are more effective at lighting general living spaces, bedrooms or dining areas where softer light is required. Narrow / Directional beam angle bulbs are more appropriate for highlighting areas of interest or worktops.
This bulb is rated at 2W.
The rated Watts (W) tells you how much electricity this light bulb uses when it is switched on. This information is extremely useful when compared to an equivalent Wattage, as it exposes the potential for energy saving.
Normally a room will have more than one light bulb, so you can multiply the energy savings by the number of light bulbs you have.
e.g. 4 × 50W Halogen light bulbs means a total power usage of 200W. When compared to 4 × 5W LED light bulbs, which equates to 20W, you can immediately see the potential for energy savings.
This bulbis not dimmable.
If the LED light bulb is classed as dimmable, please make sure you have a trailing edge dimmer switch. This will allow the dimming functionality to work as intended (see our range of Dimmer Switches).
If you have a leading edge dimmer switch, you may experience an erratic output from the LED bulb. Light bulbs that are dimmable can always be used on a non dimmable circuit. Light bulbs that are non dimmable, can’t be used on a dimmable circuit.
This Bulb's Type is Warm White
The colour temperature of the bulb is important as it changes the way the light feels. This version of the bulb is 2700 Kelvin, which translates to Warm White. The higher the Kelvin value of the bulb, the cooler the light will be. To give you an idea of the scale we use, we would class 2800K to be warm white, and 5500K to be cool white.
Lumens (lm) are representative of the total amount of visible light emitted by a light source. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the lumen output, the brighter the bulb will be. A good way of thinking would be to say that lower wattage + higher lumens = better efficiency and value.
Lasts up to 12.5 times longer than an Halogen bulb!
We simply work this out by comparing the average lifespan of an equivalent Halogen bulb, and the lifespan of this LED bulb.
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