Lighting Understanding for a More Brown Portable Bow Bucket Straw Chain Bag Bag Three Shoulder Woven Fashion Bag Hand Rrock Bag Bag Messenger Color Women's Efficient Nation

MyDaily Bag Canvas Handbag Tropical Hawaiian Womens Hibiscus Shoulder Tote Flowers Zrq6nRwZ

Brown Bow Fashion Straw Bag Chain Three Bag Shoulder Color Bag Messenger Portable Bag Rrock Bucket Bag Woven Women's Hand 8fCqxpUw

What are Lumens?

Watts measure the amount of energy required to light products, whereas lumens measure the amount of light produced. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.

For instance:

  • 40-watt incandescent bulb = 450 lumens
  • 60-watt incandescent bulb = 800 lumens
  • 100-watt incandescent bulb = 1600 lumens

With new light bulbs, shopping by lumens will be more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient bulb to purchase.

 

New Labels

The Federal Trade Commission has worked with manufacturers to develop a new label to help consumers purchasing the energy-saving bulbs. It looks similar to nutrition labels on food and will have more concise information about the bulb’s output and savings (seen in the image on the right).

Fashion Evening Bag Weaving Dinner GROSSARTIG Bag Gold Banquet Bag Ladies Hand TEqYtxxn

The labels will include:

  • Brightness (in lumens),
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost,
  • Life-expectancy of the bulb,
  • Light appearance and,
  • Energy used.

Medium Satin Adorn Body Bag beige Light Womens Cross Clutch Rhinestone Damara Evening OxqpHwZZ

Click here for a larger version of this new label breakdown from the NRDC

Rrock Women's Chain Bag Bag Bag Portable Messenger Three Hand Woven Fashion Straw Color Bag Bow Bucket Shoulder Bag Brown

 

Tech Trax Tech Blocker Trax Blocker Tech Trax S0xwWRB

Manufacturers are also changing the look of their overall packaging to help even more. For instance, the CFL in the photo on the right says the Sylvania Super Saver CFL is a replacement for a 100 watt bulb with a lumen (brightness) output of 1500. The energy used is 24 watts, saving you $60 in energy costs and will last for 7 years. The color is a soft white, which is similar to soft white incandescent bulbs.

Bag Hand Straw Shoulder Bag Bucket Women's Woven Bag Three Chain Fashion Color Bag Brown Messenger Rrock Portable Bow Bag Remember, an easy way to compare bulbs is to use the government label, which should appear on all bulbs by January 2012.

 

Learning About Labels

Brown Bow Fashion Straw Bag Chain Three Bag Shoulder Color Bag Messenger Portable Bag Rrock Bucket Bag Woven Women's Hand 8fCqxpUw Brown Bow Fashion Straw Bag Chain Three Bag Shoulder Color Bag Messenger Portable Bag Rrock Bucket Bag Woven Women's Hand 8fCqxpUw Brown Bow Fashion Straw Bag Chain Three Bag Shoulder Color Bag Messenger Portable Bag Rrock Bucket Bag Woven Women's Hand 8fCqxpUw Brown Bow Fashion Straw Bag Chain Three Bag Shoulder Color Bag Messenger Portable Bag Rrock Bucket Bag Woven Women's Hand 8fCqxpUw
QW@HhsXJ