When it comes to lighting your home, it's important to choose a globe that's energy efficient but also gives you the right level of light. To get the brightness you want, it's need to understand the difference between energy and light output.
Most of us choose our light globe's brightness based on wattage but that just tells you how much energy it uses. The right way to judge brightness is on the globe's lumen output. The higher the lumens are, the brighter the globe.
Energy use is still an important factor, especially if you want to reduce your power bills. However, if you want the best of both worlds, you should look at the different globes available and compare their energy output (W) against their brightness (Lumens).
If you compare globes, LED uses less energy than Compact Fluorescent (CFL) or Halogen but still produces the same amount of light. They cost a bit more but actually last a whole lot longer, which will save you money long term.
To choose a globe that gives you the brightness you want and the energy savings you need, check out our light globe comparison chart below.
Light Globe Comparison & Average Globe Lifespan