LED equivalent of an average light bulb

Hello!

I've been searching the internet for a definitive answer but can't seem to to find it. I have a project that will essentially be an LED desk lamp, but I'm not sure what type of LEDs (size, brightness, luminosity, etc) to use in order to get close to the brightness of an average desk lamp using a, say, 60W bulb. What would be the best type of LEDs for this and how many should I use? Also, it I were to have the lamp change colors, would it be best to use RGB LEDs and change the color that way or simply adjust the values or separate red, green, and blue LEDs?

Thanks for he help!

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cree-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-2700K-A19-Dimmable-LED-Light-Bulb-6-Pack-BA19-08027OMF-12DE26-2U100/204084366#.UqaV_MRDs4g

Maybe your local utility has incentive plans to help fund switchover?

The link that crossroads posted gives the specs of those 60W equivalent bulbs as 800 lumens, so that is approximately the total brightness you want if you do end up doing it yourself.

As does this link: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0164-shopping-light-bulbs

Maybe try some of these http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/spotflood-worklights/

Hi! Thanks for the replies!

I'm actually not looking for the lightbulb itself. You know how LED flashlights are essentially just a dozen LEDs grouped together? What kind of LEDs are those flashlights using?

I don't know, but these are awfully damn bright! http://www.dipmicro.com/store/LED5W Can always dim them with PWM.

These would be really bright too. http://www.mpja.com/8mm-White-100000mcd-LED/productinfo/30029%20OP/

juggernautrises: I'm actually not looking for the lightbulb itself. You know how LED flashlights are essentially just a dozen LEDs grouped together? What kind of LEDs are those flashlights using?

Nothing special, just generic 5mm white LEDs.