Energy saving light bulbs offer dim future: Not as bright as their traditional counterparts and claims about the amount of light they produce are “exaggerated”

From: Telegraph

Soon they will be the only kind of light bulb allowed, but now officials in Brussels have admitted that energy-saving bulbs are not as bright as the old-fashioned kind they are replacing. …

How the energy saving bulbs compared to incandescent bulbs

Traditional incandescent:

Osram 60W (700 lumens) – 126 lux
Philips 60 W (700 lumens) -114 lux
Tesco 60W (700 lumens) – 122 lux
Maxim Pearl 60W pearled (no lumen info) – 101 lux

Energy Saving (all claim to be equivalent to 60W):

Philips 12W T60 Softone (610 lumens) – 77 lux
Southern Electric/GE 11W (610 lumens) – 79 lux
Tesco Greener living stick 11W (640 lumens) – 70 lux
Eveready Energy Saver 11W (no lumen info) – 60 lux
Osram Duluxstar 11W (600 lumens) – 67 lux

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