Light Globes / Light Bulbs / Lamps
Light bulb types
There are many different types of light globes to suit all kinds of light fittings from lights on the ceiling, on the wall, on the table and in the garden. The most common types of light bulbs are incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent or LED.
Incandescent light globes are being phased out and replaced with more energy efficient globes, which will lower the cost of your power bill. Halogen globes are energy reducing and use approximately 30% less power than the incandescent globes; unfortunately they don’t last very long and have to be replaced frequently.
Compact fluorescent lamps and LED globes are the most efficient lighting option as they consume less power while still providing a good source of light. The benefits of LED globes as opposed to the compact fluorescent is that they turn on instantly whereas fluorescents take a few moments to get to full brightness.
If you are looking for a replacement globe the safest thing to do will be to bring along the light globe with you when you come in for the replacement.
How to select the correct light globe/lamp
When selecting light bulbs for your fittings, it’s important to think about what the light fitting is going to be used for. Is it task lighting? Or mood lighting? Will it be used often? These things will influence the type of globe you will need. Remember to always stay with the maximum wattage for the fitting as to not burn out the lamp holder.
If it’s being used often you could use an LED globe as they provide great light and are energy efficient. If the light is a touch light or has a built in dimmer you can’t use a fluorescent globe, your best bet is to stick to a halogen globe. You can always seek advice from Milton Lighting if you are unsure as to what type of globe you need.