There are many different types of light bulbs from power and efficiency to mood and style so it is important to try and select the correct bulb for your requirements, below we have given a brief guide to selecting the correct Lamp. Please remember that our fully trained staff are also available to give you free advice. You can call us free on 0800 046 9041 during office hours or email us anytime and we will get back to you as soon as possible firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tungsten Lamps, also known as incandescent bulbs tend to be our everyday light bulbs that come in both BC and ES caps. They contain argon gas that works with a fine tungsten filament. Electricity is passed through the filament which then heats up and glows giving the light output.
Halogen Lamps, these bulbs produce a very bright light that resembles sunlight. Halogen bulbe also have a filament and are filled with a mixture of argon & halogen gases. The glass used in these bulbs is a higher grade that is more tolerate to the high temperatures that the bulbs produce. Be careful to select the correct type of pin style when choosing these lamps.
Low Energy Lamps, newer designs make these bulbs less expensive and much more energy efficient than the ones above. Electricity passes through gas filled glass tubes that have a coating that then glows brightly giving off light. As they are used to generate light rather than heat the bulbs can be up to 80% cheaper to run. Some lamps do take a short while to reach their maximum brightness and many will not work with dimmer switches.
LED Bulbs, or Light Emitting Diode have been around for many years now you see them in Clocks, CD players etc. But recently they have been produced in more powerful version. Using only a fraction of the power that conventional bulbs use to give the same light output they will become the standard for most lighting. Now available in a range of sizes with cap fitments to suit most light fittings.