Light Measurement Terminology

Light Measurement Technology

Lighting has it’s own “language.” Here are some terms that are helpful to know when planning you’re lighting or speaking with a lighting design professional:

Wattage: The amount of electricity (Watts) consumed by a light bulb or LED.

Lumens: A lumen is a measurement of the amount of light that a light bulb or LED produces.

Efficiency: The number of lumens produced per watt – a measurement of “bang for your buck.”

Foot-candles: The amount of light reaching a subject.

You can learn more lighting terms in our Lighting Glossary.

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