When looking for your perfect lighting solution, there are a number of factors that you’ll need to consider, however, one of the main areas you need to look at is lumens. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a handheld torch, or a complete area lighting system, you’ll need to get to know lumens so that you make the right choice.

Read on to learn all about lumens and how to choose use them to find the right lighting solution for you.

What are lumens?

A technical definition of a ‘lumen’ is: “the SI unit of luminous flux, equal to the amount of light emitted per second in a unit solid angle of one steradian from a uniform source of one candela.” In real-life terms, lumens measure the brightness of a light source.

It can be difficult to picture how bright 100 lumens is compared to 1000 lumens, and how powerful torches really are based on the number of lumens they have. That’s why we’ve put together the infographic below to help you get a grasp of lumens and put them in a real-life perspective.

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