- The Brightest Household LED Bulb: The 6000 lumen Sansi Bulb (400 W)
- Another very bright bulb Philips 5000 Lumen LED Bulb is the brightest LED bulb (it’s huge 5.28 x 5.28 x 12.13 inches).
- The Brightest “Warm White” LED Bulb: The SANSI 27W A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb. This bulb is warm white and produces 3500 lumens. It is available for about $58.
- The Brightest LED Bulb For A Garage/Warehouse The SANSI 40W LED Light Bulb is rated at 5500 lumens (approximately equivalent to a 350 watt incandescent bulb). It has a light temperature rating of 5000K or “daylight” quality. It is available for $49.
- The Brightest LED Grow Light: 20W LED Bulb by Haus Bright produces 4000-5000 lumens
- The Brightest For Warehouses & Outdoor Fixtures (5000K Temperature): This bulb is rated at 32400 lumens. It costs about $145.
The Brightest LED Bulb Overall: SANSI 40W LED Light Bulb
The SANSI 45W LED Light Bulb is a very bright bulb, producing 5500 lumens. Because it is a non-dimmable daylight-style bulb, it is probably best suited to garages and warehouses. It is available for $49.
The Brightest “Warm White” LED Bulb: The SANSI 27W A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb
The SANSI 27W A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb is a warm white bulb and produces 3500 lumens. I have one in the laundry room and it produces a very bright pleasing illumination. I wasn’t able to install it in a ceiling fan fixture, because it is was slightly too large. It is available for about $56.
The Brightest Standard Size LED Bulb: Philips 5000 Lumen Bulb
The Philips 5000 LED Light Bulb is rated at 5000 lumens, making it the brightest standard-sized (A21) LED light bulb on the market. It uses 43 Watts and it has a 5000K color temperature (daylight white). It is suitable for outdoor areas and garages. If you need a warm white bulb for interiors, see the Philips bulb below.
The Brightest Standard Size Warm White LED Bulb: Philips 100w Equivalent LED Bulb
The Philips 100w Equivalent LED Bulb is another standard-size household bulb available. It uses 18 watts of power to produce 1620 lumens of warm white light. I have many of these in my home, and they produce an excellent quality light (the CRI is 80). These bulbs are also dimmable and rated to last 22.8 years.
It is available from Amazon for around $15.
A Few Notes On Color Quality
The Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a numerical system that rates the “color rendering” ability of light bulbs in comparison to natural daylight. If a light has a low color rendering index of 50, it does not render colors very well. If the lamp has a color rendering index of 80 – 95, which is very good to excellent.
The Color Temperature is expressed in Kelvin (K). Low color temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature implies a colder (more blue) light. Moreover, the “color temperature” of a lamp refers to how reddish, greenish or bluish the lamp appears. If the lamp appears reddish, it has a lower color temperature (e.g., 2500K-3000K) and is considered to be “warm” in appearance. If the lamp appears to be bluish, it has a higher color temperature (e.g., 4000K-4500K) and is considered to be “cool” in appearance.
Warm White: 2500 K to 3000 K
Cool White: 4000 K to 4500 K
DayLight: 6200 K to 6800 K
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If the current lighting feels unnatural, swapping in even brighter bulbs will make it feel even more unnatural. The better solution is to look into adding more light sources and not just brighter bulbs. Can you swap out fixtures? If not, adding lamps would be a good option.
There is virtually no reason to ever use CFL bulbs anymore. LED is better in every way.
As for color temperature, higher doesn’t mean brighter, it just means a different color. I prefer warm white for indoors; 2700-3000k.
I need a very bright, LED light for a Tiffany style table lamp. Preferably one that doesn’t get hot, is no more than 5 inches long (including base) and doesn’t “glow” when off. Any help would be appreciated.
I’m surprised about its lifetime. Is it really like that or is it just an advertisement?
Your instinct, which made you incredulous and made ask that question, is correct.
It’s what is, in clinical terms, “marketing BS” made up to try and justify to the consumer the exponentially higher cost of these bulbs.
LEDs in my house have been shining for decades now.
Philips used to make a candelabra CFL with 1600 lumens yet has ended that bulb. The roof fan has 3 bulbs and at 800 lumens a bulb, 2,400 lumens is definitely not brilliant enough for a lounge.
Would this LED candelabra bulb work?
Yes, I used the same salon lamp bulb myself, it doesn’t light up very much.
What type of bulbs can be used in an area with no windows to make it as bright as outside?
You need a bright natural light bulb, like the 5000 lumens Philips bulb.
I replaced all the 12v interior lights in my 5th wheel with GRB 921 LEDs that very bright and don’t get hot. During installation, I felt that I needed to wiggle the bulb into place and keep it very straight. The led seems to have a flex spot where the white plastic base ends and where the bulb paddle starts, but they all installed well and worked for an initial test.
AOKEzl 921 bulbs are very inexpensive at 20 bulbs for around $13. I have experience with camera lighting and the term CRI means color rendering index. That is the spectrum of colors carried in the while light. These are low CRI so skin tones don’t look fantastic but they are well worth it and that is a subtle trade-off. Also, these are a great price compared to camping stores.
What is the best brightest like light bulb to put in a restroom where I do my make-up?
This is a very bright bulb — SANSI LED (3500 lumens). If that bulb is too bright or too much of an eye sore, there’s this bulb: LOHAS LED (2500 lumens). People recommend using a “daylight” bulb for make-up instead of “warm white”. Daylight bulbs simulate outdoor sunlight conditions. The SANSI bulb mentioned above comes in both types.
What is the best brightest light bulb to put in restroom for applying makeup
I’m slowly going blind so I require BRIGHT light in order to read. 150 watt equivalent doesn’t cut it. GE’s 3 way of 50 / 200 / 250 watt incandescent (590/3335/3925 lumens) meets my needs. And probably the needs of millions of other older people. So, where are the LED bulbs that are this bright and don’t need a Mogul base but will fit the standard E26 base?
Are you looking for something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-LED-479303-Non-Dimmable-6500-Kelvin/dp/B07CC698X4/?tag=reactual-20
Where would I find this light bulb in Denver Co for this not quite blind person? Thanks. Tom
Hi Interesting article.
I think you have overlooked a bulb which fits multiple catagories in this listing, the Tala Light Engine:
It is designed as a replacement for Halogen 150-250W.
The 3 versions cover 1000-3000lm and it has Dim-to-Warm functionality 2200-2700K CRI 95
Lux review recently reviewed it as “This is a beast of an entirely different pedigree. Everything about it says I Am A Serious Bit Of Kit. ”
Can the SANSI “warm white”27w A21 Dimmable LED Bulb that produces 3500 Lumens be used in a fixture that has a 18” diameter closed white glass globe? Thank you. -Mark Peroni
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Osm Philips bulb, Its all time amazing.Thank you for sharing great post.
Awesome brightness, actually the SANSI 45W LED Light Bulb is a very bright bulb.,
Would anyone suggest the best LED lighting for a jewelry store? I would like to have high Kelvin lights ranging 5500-6000k?
Do you know what the highest lumen light tube would be? I am looking for a replacement for my office. Thank you!
Sure, I just published a post on LED tube lights: https://reactual.com/home-and-garden/the-brightest-led-tube-lights.html
6500K is the temperature you want in an office
After buying this led light .I put it into a pendant light fixture and it works great. Hope this helps. They do not give off much heat. Thanks for suggesting
Looking for the highest lumen A15 bulb to fit in a ceiling fan (in warm white – 2500 to 3000k). The ceiling fan has candelabra base inputs and right now I have candelabra CFL’s that have 800 Lumens each. Philips used to make a candelabra CFL with 1600 lumens but has discontinued that bulb. The ceiling fan has 3 bulbs and at 800 lumens a bulb, 2,400 lumens is just not bright enough for a living room. My choice is to find a brighter candelabra base bulb, or put in a candelabra to A base converter for standard bulb bases, but that would only leave enough room within the globe for an A15 size bulb. Thoughts?
These E12 candelabra bulbs are said offer 1200 lumens or 80 watt equivalent.
I have seen those, but some of the reviews are scary – the bulbs only lasting a month, flickering, and several show that they flat out start on fire.
Sure, currently the brightest bulbs tend to be made by unknown brands — so quality is hit or miss, despite the four start rating. Perhaps these these bulbs are a little more reliable.
Thank you for this idea. I am going to try them.
Widow. Needing outdoor Solar security light for farm driveway. Sale please. Linda@jim-r.com. thanks.
Philips always has this amazing bulb!
Thanks for sharing !
I disagree. I have a 10,000 lumen light
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I just ordered these bulbs from amazon. LOHAS A21 LED Light Bulb. The have 2500 lumens and 5000k temp. Should be great in outside socket.
i need the most and brightest spot/flood light i can get at 25 plus yards distance any thoughts on what i should get
I bought these bulbs the other day and they are awesome. very bright.
Cool! I will look for the Feit BR40 LED Bulb. What a nice website. Damn, I like that stuff! ;-D
Could you please provide a recommended bulb that is over 2000 lumens with a CRI 92-95?
Can br40 be used for security lighting
Yes, it can.
I am burning out my eyes trying to find the max light for an E12 candelabra base and a 7 watt limit. So far, 650 lumens has been it, and not on any local shelf! Cree said they passed 300 lm/w, but their offering was a 350 Lumen 5 watt 40 watt equivalent!
Can either of these bulbs be hung from a ceiling and pointed downwards?
They can I have them in my ceiling fixtures — they are heavy however.
My mom has macular degeneration and every bulb we have purchased is not bright enough for her. Can we use this light in a lamp in the house for her?
Some of the bulb listed in the article are quite large, but you can certainly put them in a lamp if they fit
Is the Philips bulb an E27 fit?
No. I have 2 Kobi Electric K5L1 30-watt bulbs which are brighter at 2700K. Standard BR40. 2600 lumens per. But if you want to use 5000K corn cob bulbs you can get them all the way up to 20,000 lumens @180W
Thanks for the simple breakdown. I’m going to try out those Phillips 100 watt equivalent bulbs. I have a room that needs more light