What’s the difference between voltage, wattage, and lumens?

voltage vs. wattage vs. lumens

Voltage measures the output of electrical current. The greater the voltage, the greater the flow of electrical current. To see your location’s voltage, click here

Lumens is a unit of measurement for brightness. The higher the lumens, the brighter the bulb.

Wattage measures energy use, not light output. With new energy efficient LED technology, we can no longer rely upon wattage to indicate how bright a bulb is. Wattage should never exceed the limits of the cord set for safety reasons. Lamping in our standard cord sets should not exceed 100 watts. For glass holder cord sets, included standard in our Minaret pendants, lamping should not exceed 60 watts.

Click here for more information on lumens.