Soft, atmospheric light in the living room, task lighting in the kitchen, bright light in the bathroom, and a dimmable lamp next to the bed: you use lighting that matches your activities and creates the atmosphere you want in every room of the house.
Smart lighting lets you easily determine the amount of light and colour temperature per lamp and per room. But there are differences in the degree of illumination that each lamp within the range of smart lighting can produce, and which colours and colour temperatures each lamp can emit. That's why we explain what to look out for when purchasing lighting for a specific room.
Watt is a Lumen?
The light output of a traditional incandescent bulb is measured in watts. "Watt?" Yes, we've all heard that joke... The higher the wattage, the brighter the light. Contrary to popular belief, watts are an indication of power consumption, not of light output. Lumens are used to measure light output. Watts and lumens are not the same.
With the disappearance of the traditional light bulb and the arrival of (smart) energy-efficient LED bulbs, the lumens are more clearly displayed on the packaging. This is because an LED can produce as much light (lumens) as a traditional bulb with a much lower wattage (energy consumption). Because you want to know how much light it produces, you check the number of lumens.
How many lumens are in a watt?
Because lumens have only recently been used, and people are more used to using wattage to determine the brightness of a bulb, we've created a handy chart to show which LED lights have equivalent light output to traditional bulbs. The right-hand column indicates how many lumens you should look for in your LED bulb to equal the light output of a traditional incandescent bulb.