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How many lumens for led bathroom mirror?

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When you want to order a LED bathroom mirror, have you ever wondered how many LED lights, or LED lumens, you need to light a bathroom?

A lumen , strictly speaking, 600 LED lumens provides the same amount of light as 600 incandescent lumens.

Though it’s true that a lumen is simply a unit of measurement of light, LED lights provide a higher Color Rendering Index (CRI), so one could see with better clarity in a room lit with LED lumens compared to one lit with the equivalent number of fluorescent, incandescent or halogen lumens.

How much light is enough?

The question itself may be challenging and, when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well lit space, it can get even more complicated. Here’s how to determine how many lumens you need to properly light a space.

Key Terms


Lumen output, also known as brightness or light output, is a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a light source per unit of time, weighted according to the human eye’s sensitivity to wavelengths of light, the study of which is known as luminous efficiency function. The reference point: a standard 100-watt incandescent light bulb produces about 1,500 – 1,700 lumens.


Not a measure of brightness; instead, it’s a measure of how much electricity (or energy) a light bulb consumes to reach its claimed brightness. Each type of light source, LED, fluorescent, halogen or incandescent has a different lumen-per-watt ratio. Below we’re going to use lumens as a measurement to make sure we have enough light for a space.

Wattage Equivalence

Since we’ve conflated watts and lumens, it’s easier to talk about bulbs in terms of watts. So if a 100-watt incandescent produces 1,500 lumens, and a 10-watt LED does the same, the 10-Watt LED may advertise “100-watt equivalent” on its label.

Here’s a wattage equivalence chart, but note that lumen-per-watt ratios can range mildly, even from LED to LED products.


The number of lumens a bulb produces for each watt it consumes. The higher the number, the more efficient the bulb. For example, lighting products that have been designated with the ENERGY STAR label are deemed high efficacy, meaning they have been determined to deliver the same features while using less energy.

The Breakdown—How Much Light is Enough?

Determine Room Square Footage. Multiply the length times the width of the room to get the room square footage. For example, if the room is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, the room square footage will be 100 square feet.

Determine the Foot Candles by Room Type or Room Purpose. A foot-candle is how bright a light is one-foot away from its source. Lighting requirements/needs vary depending on the type of room being lit. For example, a bathroom or kitchen will require more foot-candles than a living room or bedroom.

Commercial Requirements
Room Foot Candles Needed
Offices: Average Reading and Writing 50-75
Offices: Hallways 10-20
Offices: Rooms with Computers 20-50
Auditorium / Assembly 15-30
Hospitals: General Areas 10-15
Labs / Treatments Rooms 75-100
Libraries 50-100
Schools 30-100
Residential Requirements
Room Foot Candles Needed
Living Room 10-20
Kitchen General 30-40
Kitchen Stove 70-80
Kitchen Sink 70-80
Dining Room 30-40
Bedroom 10-20
Hallway 5-10
Bathroom 70-80

Suggested Foot Candles Needed for bathroom is 70-80.

Determine the Needed Lumens A lumen is a unit measurement of light. To determine the needed lumens, you will need to multiply your room square footage by your room foot-candle requirement. For example, a 50 square foot bathroom room, which needs 70-80 foot-candles, will need 3,500-4,000 lumens. 

 HAUSCHEN HOME LED bathroom mirrors are featured with high lumen and CRI( >95). You can find the right mirror according to the lumen you need from the temple below. Order on

SKU Name Size(in) Color Temperature(k) LED Power(w) Anti-fog Power(w) luminous Flux(lm)
MO0503 Spectro 32 32*24 3000/5500 38 13 4370
MO0504 Spectro 36 28*36 3000/5500 44 21 5060
MO0505 Helios 32 32*24 5500 38 13 4370
MO0506 Helios 36 28*36 5500K 44 21 5060
MO0508 Spectro 40 40*32 3000/4200/5500 55 27 6325
MO0509 Amber 40 40*32 3000K 55 27 6325
MO0510 Halo 32 32*24 3000/4200/5500 36 21 3960
MO0511 Halo 36 28*36 3000/4200/5500(k) 45 37 4950
MO0512 Halo R30 D30 3000/4200/5500 31 18 3410
MO0519 Helios 40 32*40 5500 55 27 6325
MO0520 Spectro 48 48*36 3000/4200/5500 78 45 8970
MO0525 Frame 36 36*28 3000/4200/5500 59 37 6785
MO0526 Frame 40 32*40 3000/4200/5500 75 47 8625
MO0601 Hollywood Mirror 32 26*32 5500 36 - 4320
MO0602 Full Mirrored Hollywood 32 24*32 3000/4200/5500 50 - 5750
MO0603 Full Mirrored Hollywood 32 24*32 5500 36 - 4320


All LED bathroom mirrors cannot be used fully for main lighting. They are functional products and are more partial to local lighting. For makeup mirrors, this brightness is sufficient, but for the entire bathroom, a conventional light source is still needed to illuminate.


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