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Lumen rating Dr. LED "Sidekick" LED bulb E26 base

So about half of my fixtures use a standard E-26 household type bulb. A few years ago, I changed them all out to CFL's, "looks funny/saves money" to save energy. They still draw 1.5 amps each, they're not as bright as I'd like and they take a while to warm up.

So now I'm looking at a Dr. LED bulb for the same fixtures. They're a 3 watt bulb and they say they're equivalent to a 60 watt bulb. So the lumen rating for a 60 watt bulb is around 800 lumens. The lumen rating for this bulb is 160. How can they claim it's a 60 watt equivalent when the lumens are less than 25% the lumen rating of an equivalent bulb? Is there something funny about lumens for LED bulbs? Anyone use one of these bulbs?

Dr. LED's Edison Screw Base LED Bulbs
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