Many people visit our website searching for 60 watt LED candelabra bulbs.
If you are one of these people, you've come to the right place.
You don't have to look anymore.
There is no such thing as a 60 watt equivalent LED candelabra bulb. Yes, you've heard me right. 60 watt LED candelabra bulb doesn't exist.
First of all, let's answer the question: "What makes a 60 watt LED candelabra bulb - a 60 watt LED candelabra?".
60 Watt LED candelabra bulb is an LED bulb with candelabra base with light output (or brightness) equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent light bulb with candelabra base.
While Federal Trade Commission has clear instructions on how to define brightness equivalents of light bulbs with standard (medium-sized base), it doesn't have instructions for decorative light bulbs with any other base (including candelabra base).
But: FTC encourages using ENERGY STAR standards for labeling ANY (including candelabra base) bulb:
"To avoid deception, however, manufacturers must ensure they can substantiate their watt-equivalence claims. Such substantiation must take into account brightness, as well as other material factors, such as color appearance. In doing so, the ENERGY STAR watt-equivalence standards provide an important benchmark. Indeed, manufacturers making watt- equivalence claims that stray from the ENERGY STAR standard must possess another competent and reliable basis to substantiate their claims. Moreover, manufacturers that make watt- equivalence claims for bulbs with lower lumen ratings than those prescribed in the ENERGY STAR standards should strongly consider whether they need to qualify their claims to avoid deception. Put simply, deceptive watt-equivalence comparisons are subject to FTC law enforcement actions."
Source: Federal Trade Commission Appliance Labeling Rule
Minimum light output in lumens for decorative bulbs:
|10 watts||70 Lumens|
|15 watts||90 Lumens|
|25 watts||150 Lumens|
|40 watts||300 Lumens|
|60 watts||500 Lumens|
Meaning, that an LED candebra bulb would have to emit 500 lumens of light to be equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent candelabra bulb.
And LED candelabra would have to emit 300 lumens of light to be equivalent in brightness to a 40 watt incandescent candelabra bulb. Newest SEXY LEDS 50 Watt Replacement 400 Lumens LED Candelabra is 430 lumens bright thus closest equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent candelabra, or 50 watt to be precise.
The next logical question is: "What is the highest wattage LED candelabra bulb?"
As of today, SEXY LEDS are the brightest LED candelabras on the market. SEXY LEDS emit 400 and 430 lumens which would be equivalent to a 50 watt incadescent candelabra bulb (If there were such thing in the ENERGY STAR classification).
Should you wait? Wait for technology to develop? Or should you buy some SEXY LEDS?
If you are not convinced that SEXY LEDS are the brightest LED candelabras, please, do your research and come back. When you realise that this is the best deal.
(What you want to pay attention to, while comparing to SEXY LEDS to any other bulb is how many LUMENS does a light bulb emit. Use the chart above for your referance).
But, like I said, SEXY LEDS are the brightest LED candelabra bulbs at the moment. It's not the first "generation" of the SEXY LEDS either, so they have a proven track record. There is a 2-year and a 3-year warranty on the bulbs. Life expactancy of the bulbs is 30,000 hours and 50,000 hours. That's more than 20 years (30,000) and more than 40 years (50,000). How does this sound? And they look exactly right in any gorgeous chandelier. Click here to buy one now. Or call toll-free to chat with our friendly lighting specialists 1-855-533-7399.