How much light do these Vintage Edison bulbs really give out?
As the popularity of those vintage bulbs grows, some people are literally being left in the dark. Will a 60-watt vintage bulb give out the same amount of light as regular 60-watt incandescent bulb? Probably not. To understand this better we rally need to talk about lumens. Lumens is the measurement of light output. So regular 60-watt incandescent bulb gives out around 800 lumens. Now, the average 60-watt vintage bulb gives out only 400 lumens. Exactly half the light output. So why are those bulbs so popular? Well, those bulbs produce a nostalgic ambiance! They are not supposed to light up light up a room. The whole beauty of those bulbs is the filament and the fact that you can actually look at it. If the bulb is too bright it will look like a regular incandescent bulb.
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