Euri Lighting's MCOB Energy Star LED Bulbs
Original Post: Euri Lighting
In the past with incandescent lighting there was a more direct correlation between the power we used and the brightness of our bulb. Watts are a measure of power, and it made sense with incandescent lighting to shop for bulbs based on wattage. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light, as energy consumption was the main determinant for how much light we needed.
But since energy-efficient standards and technology have infiltrated the industry, wattage is no longer the means to measuring the brightness of our bulbs-- instead, we use the term "lumens" to describe the brightness we wish to receive. A lumen is the measure of light emitted from a bulb, and it is the most accurate way to evaluate brightness.
Traditionally, a 100 Watt incandescent bulb emitted 1600 lumens, giving a bright light perfect for reading and working by. A 75 Watt incandescent bulb typically emitted 1100 lumens-- a little dimmer, but still bright and welcoming to any living room or bedroom. 60 Watt and 40 Watt incandescent bulbs, significantly less bright, were used for low-light lamps, or for storage areas or for low-light rooms, emitting only 800 or 450 lumens, respectively.
Thanks to today's energy efficient technology with CFL, LED and Halogen bulbs, the same standard of lumens can be achieved with significantly fewer wattage-- a 1600 lumen bulb, for example, might only require 15 watts on a Euri LED Bulb, saving money on your energy bill, and saving on environmental impact. Click here to learn How to Recycle LED Light Bulbs.
Lumens determine our brightness, and wattage determines our power. But for determining the color of light we want for our space, we look to the Correlated Color Temperature, or CCT, based on the measurement of degrees in Kelvin (K).
CCTs greatly affect the mood of any space. To avoid lighting your bedroom like a hospital hallway, pay attention to the CCT of the bulb you choose. Euri Lighting offers a range of CCTs from 2700K to 5000K, a spectrum of a cozy, warm, reddish-orange--like firelight--to a cooler, clearer, energizing blue-- like daylight.
Unlike CCT, which determines the color of a light source, the CRI or Color Rendering Index, measures the level of perception and vibrancy of color rendered under different lighting exposures. CRI is determined by the spectrum of a light source, the higher the CRI, the wider the range-- and therefore the clarity-- of color is achieved. The highest possible CRI value is 100, and most Euri LED Light Bulbs sit at 80 or 90+ CRI-- above household standard-- delivering the highest standard of color rendering on the consumer market.
MCOB LED Technology
Multiple Chips on Board (MCOB) is an innovation on lighting technology that offers concentrated and uniform lighting in a wider range of angles than a standard LED bulb. MCOB bulbs are made up of numerous light-emitting, phosphor-coated chips that enable complete control over color temperature. The chips can be arranged with more density to provide more focalized lighting direction.
This focalized lighting, as used for flood and spot lights, emits truer color vibrancy than that of singular COB (Chip on Board) bulbs. MCOB bulbs also allow for optimal heat dissipation over standard LED bulbs, cutting energy consumption even further. Nearly all Euri Lighting LED MCOB products have been incorporated with 90+ CRI, an exclusive feature in MCOB products that most other brands don't provide. Read more about MCOB bulbs here.
90+ CRI True Color
Euri Lighting has a full line of various flood and spot lights with MCOB technology, most of which reach a CRI of over 90, the highest standard on the market! These bulbs are excellent for the clearest, brightest lighting conditions, such as when exhibiting fine art or products.
The Lighting Facts Label
The Lighting Facts Label you see on all bulb packaging today is a required standard set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since 2011. This provides a quick glance for consumers to view lumens, energy savings, lifespan, wattage, and CCT, as well as any other important information such as mercury levels (hopefully none!) and Energy Star certification. This empowers consumers to choose the most efficient bulbs for their needs, allowing them to compare their energy savings in a dollar amount from bulb to bulb.
There are a number of different certifications awarded to Euri Lighting LED products. To read more about what those certifications are, who has awarded them, and why our products have received their approval, click here.
Have other questions about details on our packaging? Send our sales reps an email, or give us a call-- we would be happy to help you choose the best lighting for your space!