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How to decipher a light bulb label

It used to be that the hardest label to read was the nutrition label on food; now it’s light bulbs. The Lighting Facts label is the informational table required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that outlines a light bulb’s brightness and annual energy cost, just to name a few of the numbers and stats you’ll now find on a light bulb package. While this new label provides useful information for consumers, deciding what bulb is the best option to purchase, especially when comparing and contrasting LEDs with CFLs and/or incandescents can be confusing at first. Cree were nice enough to help us make sense of it all. Here’s what to look out for on these new lighting labels next time your shopping for bulbs.

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