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What are Kelvins and lumens?

What are Kelvins and lumens?
April 4, 2016 stacy

The Kelvin(K) temperature scale describes the color temperature or the “whiteness” of light. Higher Kelvin temperatures (4000-5500K) produce cool tones of white, while lower color temperatures (2700-3000K) produce warm colors.

A lumen, by definition, is a unit of measurement that describes how much light is contained in a space or the brightness of a light source.

So to put it simply, the lumens measure the strength or intensity of the light source, whereas the Kelvin rating is the bulb temperature, or the color that the bulb appears to be.