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LED Lighting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the difference between E26, E27 and A19?

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Shoppers of LED Light bulbs often confuse the specifications for base type (E26 or E27) and bulb shape (A19).  Base Type Screw in bulbs use a base called an Edison Screw or ES base. This base was developed by Thomas Edison for the first light bulbs and is still in use today. There are four commonly used thread size groups for lamps: Candelabra: E12 North America, E11 in Europe Intermediate: E17 North America, E14 (Small ES, SES) in Europe Medium or standard: E26 (MES) in North America, E27 (ES) in Europe Mogul: E39 North America, E40 (Goliath ES) in Europe....

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What is the difference between Lumens, Kelvins and Watts?

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When shopping for LED bulbs you will frequently see three key specifications mentioned Lumens, Kelvin and Watts. It is quite common for shoppers to get confused about the differences between these terms. Lumens Lumens is a measurement of total light output or in other words the brightness of the bulb. More lumens means it's a brighter light; fewer lumens means it's a dimmer light. Lumens are to light what Pounds are to bananas Gallons are to milk Lumens let you buy the amount of light you want. So when buying your new bulbs, think lumens, not watts. The brightness, or lumen levels, of...

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