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Lighting Guides & Resources

As experts in light bulbs, lamps and tubes, The Lightbulb Co. offers a range of light bulb buying guides, helpful tools and resources, insightful Bright Ideas,” and much more designed to keep our customers informed and to simplify the process of selecting and purchasing products. If you require more information or a query that isn’t answered in these pages, our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is at the end of the phone: 01869 362222.

Buying Guides

ultimate guide led light bulbs
LED BulbsLight Bulb Buying Guides

Today’s most efficient way of illuminating and lighting is undoubtedly LED. When compared with older lighting technologies such as Incandescent, Halogen and CFL bulbs, you will find that LED is by far the most energy saving and smart solution.

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Light Bulb Buying Guides

The light bulb market has gone through enormous changes since traditional incandescent bulbs were removed from the market and replaced with energy-saving bulbs. If you are undecided as to what type of lamp to choose, keep reading! We’re here to help you choose the right light bulb based on your needs. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice of size, type, and brightness, use our handy bulb finder to find your ideal light bulb from our wide selection. Let’s get started. 1. Determine What Fitting or Cap Type You Need This is the most critical piece of information when selecting new

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guide buying halogen light bulbs
Light Bulb Buying Guides

Halogen lamps, like traditional incandescent lamps, use a tungsten filament, but they’re also filled with a small amount of halogen gas (such as iodine or bromine) in a capsule. Keep reading to learn more.

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Light Bulb Buying Guides

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are a low energy alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. Instead of a tungsten filament, CFLs consist of a glass tube filled with mercury vapour and gas, with an electrode at either end of the tube. How Do CFLs Work? When an electrical current passes through the gas, it ignites the mercury vapour, which then releases ultra-violet light. Because ultra-violet light is invisible to the human eye, a phosphor powder coating is applied to the inside of the glass tube. When the ultra-violet photons interact with this phosphor coating, it fluoresces and emits light. The colour temperature

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