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Light 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.
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
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. Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats at our company over the years, developing an extensive knowledge of lighting and the lighting industry. She is passionate about working with customers, understanding their needs, and providing them with the best
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