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Incandescent Equivalent

What Are Incandescent Equivalents?

The incandescent equivalent is a way to compare and measure various light sources to conventional incandescent light bulbs. As displayed in the example below, find the incandescent equivalent of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) to a conventional incandescent light bulb by grouping together similar light output in lumens.

 Incandescent Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Light Output in Lumens (lm)
25W 5-7W 220 lm
40W 7-8W 420 lm
60W 11-12W 720 lm
75W 13-18W 930 lm
100W 18-23W 1300 lm