Replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one and keep the same light intensity – 3 easy steps

As new energy-efficient light bulbs have appeared in stores, so has a new way of calculating the brightness. How should I know to replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one but keep the same light intensity? For example, an ordinary 60W light bulb is replaced by an LED or 10-15W CFL light bulb. But how should I know that 60W is 10-15W CFL? There is a table especially designed that converts the number of watts (W) of an ordinary light bulb into the number of watts (W) of an LED or CFL light bulb and at the same time shows the amount of lumen.

The variance is the power tells us how much energy the bulb uses to give light. Since the new Led and CFL bulbs use much less energy, their power is much lower. So “power” is no longer an applicable word to define how much light a light bulb gives. Instead of using the term “power” (watt), we move on to using the word “lumen” to define how much light a light bulb gives.

A Table that converts the number of W

We use Lumens to measure light. More Lumens means more light. To replace an ordinary light bulb with a more energy-efficient one, we need to consider how much lumens it produces. For example, a standard 60W bulb produces about 800 lumens, which is a big difference in consumption. Here is a table that converts the number of watts (w) of an ordinary light bulb into the number of watts (w) of a LED or CFL light bulb and at the same time shows the amount of lumen that the light bulb produces:

Replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one- Step 1

To replace an ordinary light bulb with more energy-efficient ones, you must first know the room dimension and its need for artificial light. For example, replacing a light bulb used for reading, at least 150 W. If it is a living room, twelve square meters, with five light bulbs, each should be at least 70 W. However, if there are two light bulbs, then each should 200W. To sum up, the dimension of the room is one of the requirements for choosing an appropriate light bulb. Another condition is the need for artificial light. There are different conditions for different application, daylight, night light, reading light, etc.

Replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one- Step 2

Here are some guidelines for choosing light bulbs that are equivalent in light to conventional light bulbs and replace an ordinary light bulb with more energy-efficient ones:
• To replace a 100w ordinary light bulb, choose an LED or CFL light bulb that gives a light of 1600 lumens
• To replace a 75w ordinary light bulb, choose an LED or CFL light bulb that gives a light of 1100 lumens
• To replace a 60w ordinary light bulb, choose an LED or CFL light bulb that gives a light of 800 lumens
• To replace a 40w ordinary light bulb, choose an LED or CFL light bulb that gives a light of 450 lumens

Replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one- Step 3

The last step to replace an ordinary light bulb with an energy-efficient one is buying a light bulb. Read the difference between ordinary, led, and energy-efficient light bulb to help you choose.

This LED light bulb called “Govee Home” has a Bluetooth Connect & APP Control: With the “Govee Home” App (iOS and Android), connect the bulbs via Bluetooth. Simple operation, no gateway, smarter and more modes available than a remote controller. App supports group control, can control up to 6 bulbs at the same time (Note: Don’t support Alexa/Google).

It also has a Timer & Wake-up: you can set your Govee color bulb to turn on or off at a specific time. When you use the “Sunrise” mode to make the bulb light brighten to help you wake up or use the “Sunset” lets the bulb light darken to extinguish to help you sleep. It has a year warranty and a lifetime of up to 20000 hours. It fits in decorative atmosphere places such as bedrooms, entertainment, courtyard, and table lamps.