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We review 14 LED light bulbs (or lamps, as they're technically called) of the type used in most household light fittings. Our latest test includes products with wattages from 8.6W (watts) to 14.2W and light output from 600lm (lumens) to 1055lm.
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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Claimed wattage. Our measurements indicate this is a reliable figure.
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High = 1000lm and above; Medium = 601–999lm; Lower = 600lm or less.
Based on the light output of the lamp after 100 hours burn-in. The closer to its claimed lumens, the better. The best scoring models exceed their claims.
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Based on the light output after 1750 hours' operation (about one year at five hours/day). The closer to its claimed lumens, the better. The best scoring models exceed their claims.
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