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Do you find yourself confused over the number of new terms being thrown at you when buying a new LED light bulb? Here’s a crash course on what you need to know. 

I’ve been writing about and researching LED light bulb technology recently, and I’ve had some questions about terminology. Some people are confused about LED lights vs. compact fluorescents and how they compare to incandescent bulbs. Most people remember buying light bulbs according to their wattage. Small lamps might need a 40-watt bulb, while the light in your bathroom might be a 75-watt bulb. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light. CFL and LED bulbs use much less electricity, so when you see that an LED bulb uses 8 watts, how bright is that? Many manufacturers use a unit of light called the lumen. Here’s what you need to know about lumens. Read more at Dallas News.

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