Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

Energy Saving Choices

There are numerous energy-efficient light bulb options on the market. Whether you are buying CFLs, LEDs or halogen incandescents, you will be saving in both your home and in your wallet.

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Choosing a Bulb

Lighting your home efficiently and economically has never been easier. Since there are energy-efficient options in all shapes and sizes, asking the right questions allows you to shop the light bulb aisle effortlessly.

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Lumens vs Watts

Watts and lumens are two different measuring units. Watts measure the amount of energy required to light a product, whereas lumens measure the amount of light produced. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.

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Who We Are

LUMEN is an ad-hoc coalition of organizations and professionals united to educate consumers about energy-efficient lighting choices and the benefits of today’s energy-efficient lighting products.

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Recent News

LED Outdoor Lighting: $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity Ripe for the Picking

LED Outdoor Lighting: $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity Ripe for the Picking

Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere. Not only was last weekend's Super Bowl played under LED lights, the new flat panel TVs for watching the game were illuminated by LED backlights, and the lights on the poles in the parking lot outside the sports bar and the streets and highways between there and home may have been retrofitted with LEDs as well.