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LED Lighting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) — kelvin

How can I calculate how many Lumens to Kelvin?

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Another common question we get is how do you calculate how many lumens = a certain kelvin. In short, these are two measurements that are not directly related. See our "Watts vs. Lumens vs. Kelvin" article. Kelvin is not a measure of brightness rather it is a measure of color temperature. If you are looking for brightness, the proper measurement to look for is lumens. In general though, 5000K or cool/daylight white will a appear brighter than 2700K all things being equal but this is due to the higher contrast of such light.

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How Bright is 2700 Kelvin or 5000 Kelvin?

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As we state in our "Watts vs. Lumens vs. Kelvin" article. Kelvin is not a measure of brightness rather it is a measure of color temperature. If you are looking for brightness, the proper measurement to look for is lumens. In general though, 5000K or cool/daylight white will a appear brighter than 2700K all things being equal but this is due to the higher contrast of such light.

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Does a Higher Color Temperature (Kelvin) Bulb Produce More Light?

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When shopping for LED bulbs, the color temperature of the light, rated in Kelvin, is a frequently cited specification. Shoppers are often confused if buying a higher Kelvin bulb will produce more light. As we described in our Lumens vs. Kelvin FAQ, Lumens are a measurement of total light output while Kelvin describes the color of the light. LED bulbs of a higher Kelvin may appear brighter due to the higher contrast the cooler light provides but often are equal or just slightly brighter on a Lumens measurement. Ultimately, the choice in color temperature should be made on the basis...

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