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The lighting effect you can expect from a lighting fixture is largely governed by the light source you use.

Since September 2010 the regulations on packaging of light bulbs have provided you with more useful information to help you choose.

Lighting Measurement Terminology

Wattage The energy consumption of a light source- this does not indicate the light output as many people have come to believe.
Lumens The light output.
Efficacy A measure of the efficiency of the light source measured in lumens (output) per watt (energy used) often expressed as lm/w.

 

 

 

Opposite you can find out more about the different types of light bulbs available

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Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are the promising new technology in lighting that everyone is talking about. Read more

Fluorescent bulbs
Fluorescent bulbs

Fluorescent bulbs or ‘low energy’ as they have become known employ a technology that has been developed over 60 years Read more

Halogen light bulbs
Halogen light bulbs

Halogen light bulbs use a filament but employ a halogen gas to produce a bright white light which is often used in indoor downlights, spot lights and exterior flood lights. Read more