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    Candle Lumens, a Measure of Brightness

    How Many Lumens in a Candle?

    In days gone by the brightness of candles was important as they were the only source of light. Today, candles create ambience and sensory experiences in modern-day homes which is more important than the light they create. A flickering flame of a candle can be mesmerising, and the soft glow of the light can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Finally, the sound of the crackling wood wick candle can be calming and peaceful, helping to create a sense of tranquility. 

    Candle Lumens - How many lumens in a candle
    Candle Lumens - How many lumens is in the brightness of candles - Handmade candles, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...

    Candles Lumens

    Lumens are the standard unit of measurement for the total amount of visible light emitted by a light source. A standard candle produces about 12.57 lumens. The brightness of a candle is affected many factors, but the type of wax, the length and quality of the wick, and the burning temperature are the most important. Nevertheless, these factors will only have marginal effect, so it is a good bet to say candles are 12 lumen in brightness. 

    Lumens of Modern-Day Devices

    The number of lumens in modern day equipment varies depending on the type of equipment. Here are some examples of the lumen output of common modern-day equipment:

    • LED light bulb: 800-2000 lumens
    • Projector: 100-10,000 lumens
    • Flashlight: 10-1000 lumens
    • Car headlights: 1000-2000 lumens
    • Streetlights: 1000-10,000 lumens

    By comparison, therefore candles are relatively dim light sources.

    Background and History of the Word Lumen

    The word "lumen" comes from the Latin word "lumen", which means "light". The word lumen is related to other words in the English language that have to do with light, such as "luminary," "luminous," and "luna." Lumen was officially adopted as a unit of the International System of Units (SI) in 1948.

    There are many different ways to measure lumens. One common way is to use a light meter. Light meters are devices that measure the amount of light that is emitted from a source. Another way to measure lumens is to use a lumen calculator. Lumen calculators are online tools that can be used to calculate the number of lumens that are emitted from a source.

    Lumen measurements are important for a variety of applications. For example, lumen measurements are used to determine the brightness of light bulbs, the brightness of displays, and the amount of light that is needed for a particular task.


    Modern-Day Candle Chandler

    A Candle Chandler? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". 

    We are a modern-day handmade candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes.

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    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


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    Last updated 6th March 2024

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