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 light bulbs keep improving in efficiency and quality

LED light bulbs keep improving in efficiency and quality

Improvements in lighting technology for light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have increased lighting efficiency, or efficacy, as well as color quality. In September of this year, several manufacturers released ENERGY STAR®-qualified bulbs surpassing 100 lumens per watt.