How Many Lumens Do You Need?

As incandescent bulbs are phased out for more energy efficient technologies, the days of replacing a 60-Watt bulb with another 60-Watt bulb will soon be gone. Before you look too closely at incandescent equivalencies, know that there’s no agreed-upon standard among manufacturers for determining equivalent wattages. To light up your home with a similar brightness, stop looking at watts and start looking at lumens. The infographic below will help you determine how many Lumens you need for different areas of your home.