LED technology has drastically improved since GE scientist Nick Holonyak, Jr. accidentally invented the light that would replace incandescent bulbs nearly 60 years ago. Since then we’ve left most of the problems of early generation LEDs behind, but many of the myths still persist.
The industry uses a measure called the "lumen" to measure light volume across light sources. Based on our installations, we believe the better quality the light, the "brighter" a lumen appears. Here we'll explore why we think the lumen fails to indicate brightness properly where LEDs are concerned and what we do about it.