The lumen rating for this bulb is 260. It is marked wrong on the Home Depot website.
Lumens is the measurement of how much light the bulb puts out. In simple terms, Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a lamp or light source. The higher the lumen rating the “brighter” the lamp will appear.
Yes. Use incandescent dimmer for about $6.
It is incandescent so it will get very hot. LEDs will produce an unnoticeable amount of heat. But remember LEDs are unlikely to produce a natural spectrum.
Thank you for your question. This bulb has a medium base.