All Light Bulbs

Light bulbs are not typically considered a very exciting topic, well that was until we were threatened with losing our beloved incandescent bulb. Then everyone wanted to talk about it. If you need to catch up on that discussion don’t miss our blog articles on the light bulb ban, Green lighting, Light bulb Types, our exclusive light bulb selector, and our light bulb equivalent chart are all blog topic worthy of exploring. But for what light bulbs may lack in excitement, they more than make up for it in practicality. Quite literally, they make every light fixture shine! -And for that reason we stock replacement light bulbs for every fixture we sell. It’s a customer service issue, for your convenience we stock replacement bulbs for every fixture we sell from the standard incandescent to the Title 24 energy star bulbs, halogen, 12 volt and 120 volt bulbs, including medium, intermediate and candle base bulbs. We also carry many different types of decorative bulbs including vintage Edison bulb styles and other specialty effect bulbs like silver crown bulbs. We also offer CFL compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, colored bulbs, energy star and energy saving eco-green bulbs, Xenon bulbs, dimmable fluorescent CFL and LED bulbs, PAR and reflector bulbs, MR-16 bulbs, antique nostalgic carbon filament Edison bulbs, and so much more. We have 12 volt and 120 volt bulbs and best of all we have a staff trained to help you with it all. 

For example, did you know that most bulbs are measured in eighths of an inch? -So a G-25 is 25/8ths of an inch or 3 and 1/8 inches in diameter and a R40 is 5" in diameter! Here is a quick quiz, an MR16 has what diameter? 

(Answer is 2" in diameter in case you were willing to play along.) 

More fun facts, reflector bulbs have reflective silver coatings to force the light (and heat) out the front of the bulb for use in closed fixtures like track and recessed lights. Reflector bulbs come in different beam spreads (from narrow spot to wide flood). If the face is clear, then it is a spot bulb and if the face is frosted, then it is a flood bulb. PAR bulbs have a heavy glass coating which allows them to be used in outdoor fixtures without a cover. 

Line voltage bulbs operate on regular 120 volt household current. 130 volt bulbs are built to be more durable and last longer. 12-volt bulbs need a transformer to convert the voltage from 120 to 12 volts. Low-voltage systems are safer and more efficient for the wattage. 

Three-way light bulbs have 2 filaments in them which allow for each separately or both together, i.e. a 3-way 50-100-150 watt bulb has a 50 watt filament and a 100 watt filament and when they are both on, you get 150 watts. –And you didn’t think a discussion on light bulbs was going to be exciting.

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