How bright is 600 lumens? What equivalent wattage of bulb does that equate to?

I'm not sure I've ever seen (or noticed) a lumens rating on any lightbulb I've ever bought, therefore have no frame of reference. Normally, energy saving bulbs tell you the equivalent wattage tungsten bulb they would be as bright as (e.g. 40W, 60W, 100W, etc.). So... how bright is 600 lumens compared to the bulbs I've been buying for the last 40 years?

  • Asked by Richard C
  • 28-Apr-2013
Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

Philips Hue Connected Bulb - Starter Pack

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    53 watts. end of story.

    • Answered by Timothy D from Indianapolis
    • 02-Oct-2013
  • 600 lumens is between 40w and 60W.

    • Answered by Peggy D from Helena
    • 05-May-2013
  • Hi there,

    You may expect a good 50W, no more.

    • Answered by Levent K
    • 03-May-2013