Updating globe lights
However, wattage simply represents the amount of energy needed to use the bulb.
The lumens scale indicates the brightness of a bulb and should be used when selecting your new LED or CFL bulbs.
To save the most money on your electric bills, replace your bulbs with the lowest wattage for the desired lumens (brightness).
We make it easy for you by listing the comparable incandescent wattage on every light bulb product page.
Note, the hooks look very tiny in this picture – that’s because they are. You can also paint your poles to match your deck rails if you want.
These numbers may not seem like a lot, but consider this: you can cut that expense at least half with little cost and almost no effort on your part.
Light color, or color temperature, is measured using the Kelvin scale.
CFLs and LEDs are available in warm colors (low k) to match the yellowish light of incandescent bulbs, but you can also choose cooler colors (high k) with whiter or bluer light.
CFLs and LEDs are available in warm colors to match the yellowish light of incandescent bulbs, but you can also choose cooler colors with whiter or bluer light.
A lower kelvin number mean the light appears more yellow; higher kelvin numbers mean the light is whiter or bluer.