Filament light bulbs, sometimes referred to as Edison light bulbs, antique light bulbs, and vintage light bulbs, refer to modern bulbs reproducing the appearance of carbon or early tungsten-filament incandescent lamps. Most of these bulbs are reproductions of the wound filament bulbs made popular by Edison Electric Light Company at the turn of the 20th century. They are easily identified by […]
Bulbs / Globes
Light bulbs, globes and tubes
The bright white of the ‘daylight’ colour temperature certainly isn’t everyone’s favourite. Most LED bulbs or light sources are available in a choice of colour temperatures. Some people prefer a ‘warm white’ colour, which more closely resembles the colour of conventional incandescent bulbs, or a “natural” colour – somewhere in between. See Colour Temperature for
Colour rendering index (CRI) refers to the ability of a light source to faithfully reveal the colours of various objects when compared with natural light. A scale of 0 to 100 is used with 100 being a perfect measure. In general, a CRI of 80 and above is suitable for residential and general commercial applications.
Hot to touch, yes! Most lights create heat. Halogen bulbs do tend to produce the most heat, making fittings hot to touch. This can be uncomfortable for some, and worse in some circumstances. They use more energy and generally don’t last as long as the LED alternative. They are used less and less indoors and
If you go to your light fittings lampholder where the bulb goes in there is often a sticker that will tell you what is the maximum wattage, or if it’s a portable lamp on the base is often a sticker that will also have the wattage and bulb type. You will need to know the
Many fittings do include bulbs, yes. Bulbs are always supplied with fittings that use a special type of bulb. However, with some fittings, there are options with brightness or type of bulb, so they’re not included. Any bulb you need for our fittings is available to buy from our range of replacement bulbs.