How to choose the right LED bulb for every need

LED bulb

After seeing what the LED lighting and types of LED bulbs that can be found is also good to know how to choose the right according to the use or need. To do this we must take into account different aspects such as real power in lumens, the opening angle, temperature and light installation we have at home.

The light output

A lumen is the unit used to express the amount of light that is capable of generating a light bulb. The problem is that the lack of binding by manufacturers not to unify criteria so we can have some problems. However, the theory tells us that an LED is able to generate on its own between 60 and 90 lumens. Any value above is false or low or very optimal circumstances. As data, the record generated by LED lumens was 150 lm / w. For Lumens generates an LED bulb there is a small formula:

Actual lumens = The number of watts x 70.

70 being an average value that matches most of the bulbs in the market. Therefore, an LED bulb 12W offer a light output of 840 lm. Which would replace the light that generates a 60W incandescent bulb? As you can see generating the same amount of light for each saved 48w incandescent bulb that we replace. » Read more