The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total "amount" of visible light emitted by a source. Luminous flux differs
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Lumens are the measurement units of "luminous flux." This is the total number of packets of light that is created by a source of light.
A lux is the unit of illumination. One lux equals 1 lumen per square meter.
A lux accounts for the area in which the lumens are spread. If 2,000 lumens are spread over 1 square meter, it lights that area up with an illumination of 2,000 lux. from the lumen.