Have you ever heard of lumens? You will soon see that term when you shop for light bulbs at your favorite grocery store.
Big changes are coming this year to the packaging of new light bulbs. Gone will be the traditional measurement associated with bulbs – watts (the amount of power a bulb uses). Instead, light bulbs will be rated by lumens (the amount of light produced).
The new labels will also explain the color of the light (whether it’s warm or cool or somewhere in between), how much it will cost to use the bulb and how long it will last. For any holdovers, the labels will also include the watts.
Energy Star developed this conversion chart if you’re looking to make the switch to more energy-efficient CFL or LED bulbs.
We here at Champion AC don’t want you to be caught off-guard when these changes take place. We hope this information helps you pick out the best bulb for your home.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.