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If you want to know how bright a light bulb is, look at its lumens.
Newer light bulbs use lumens to measure the bulb's brightness — not watts. The next time you shop for a light bulb, look for the amount of lumens and the new Lighting Facts label. Learn more about energy efficiency at ftc.gov/green.
Female VO: Here’s a bright idea: new and improved light bulbs – that last longer and use a lot less electricity, while still giving you the light you’re used to.
These smarter light bulbs also mean a new way to shop.
If you want to know how bright a bulb is, forget about Watts – and instead think lumens.
It’s easy: The more lumens, the brighter the light.
Light bulb packages also have a new Lighting Facts label.
It tells you a bulb’s brightness, and an estimate of its energy cost and life span.
So the next time you shop for a light bulb – any light bulb – look for the amount of lumens and the new Lighting Facts label.
For more tips on saving money, check out ftc.gov.
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