Watts: A unit for measuring electrical power
Lifetime Hours: The average amount of time that a bulb can stay lit before the end of its life. ENERGY STAR®‘s lifetime hour ratings are based on an average of 3 hours of use per day.
Lumens: A unit of measurement for the brightness of the light. If a light bulb is blindingly bright, it produces a lot of lumens.
Dimmer: A control that regulates light levels.
Color Temperature: The appearance of light in terms of warmth or coolness. Color Temperatures of 2700 Kelvin (K) temperatures generate a warmer color tone; color temperatures of 5000 K temperatures generate a cooler color tone.
Color Rendering Index (CRI): A measure of how light sources render colors. The higher (to 100) the CRI, the better the color rendering.
ENERGY STAR®: A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR® label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR® product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on a set of key guiding principles.
Did you know?
LED bulbs last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and are 80% more energy efficient.