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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 12:34 AM
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This is a great article! I did have one question though. The caveat it I know very little about lighting, and its measurements. Is this saying that in order to get the same ammount of light from LEDs as 40 watts of T12 I would need 91 watts worth of LEDs? I am having a hard time believing this, as my one watt LED headlamp is enough to blind you. I can't imagine 90 of these.

I guess I am asking more about what is a lumen. Isn't it a measurement of how much light we can see?

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