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What Is 60 Watt LED Candelabra Supposed To Be?
First of all, let's answer the question: "What makes an LED candelabra bulb - a 60 watt candelabra bulb replacement?".
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. And technically, it is wrong to call it "60 Watt LED candelabra", because it doesn't use nearly as much energy as a 60 watt candelabra bulb. It should be just called LED candelabra, or a 60 watt candelabra bulb replacement.
60 Watt equivalent LED candelabra bulbs are defined by emitting 500 lumens of light. This is how we came to this information:
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.
60 watt candelabra bulbs are commonly used in the ceiling fans, which are usually the primary source of lighting in a room. But these candelabra bulbs could be used virtually anywhere, where bright lighting is desired.
If you are looking for the brightest LED candelabra bulbs, check out our latest 60 watt led candelabra bulbs equivalent. These bulbs come in 5000K (daylight) color temperature, making them ideal for ceiling fan applications. For chandeliers we recommend light bulbs with warmer color temperature.