Golf ball or mini globe light bulbs , as the name implies, are orb shaped and often used in decorative fixtures and table lamps where the bulb may be visible. Available in a range of technologies, Kelvin colours, sizes, lumen outputs and cap fittings, they are suitable for domestic and commercial applications.
When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs , a common question that customers ask is: “ Can I use an LED bulb that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture. But why are LED’s so much more efficient?
LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbs
|Incandescent Light Bulb Wattage||LED Equivalent Wattage|
|100 Watt||10 Watt|
|75 Watt||7.5 Watt|
|60 Watt||6 Watt|
|50 Watt||5 Watt|
Round Golf Balls Commonly referred to as G45 or 45mm light bulbs , Round Golf Ball Incandescent lamps are ideal for both traditional and business lighting for decorative use in chandeliers, wall mounted lamps and bedside lamps.
Sizes and shapes do matter – so be mindful before purchasing a new bulb . If you need more about light bulb bases explained, be sure to ask a store associate before purchasing a bulb .
How to Buy the Right Light Bulb Check your bulb base size and bulb shape. Determine much light you need. Select the right color of white for your light bulb . Find out if you need to dim your light . Find out if your light bulb will be used in an enclosed fixture or recessed can. Choose the right type of light bulb .
Fortunately, upgrading Halogen MR16 light bulbs to LED is usually a painless affair, as most LED light bulbs are now designed to retrofit to existing light fittings . All you have to do to swap your old light bulbs out is remove them from the light fixture and fit the new, shiny light bulbs in their place.
In some cases, the fixture may fail to perform as expected due to a loosely fitted bulb . In that case, your best bet is to check and see if the bulb fits tightly into its socket. Sometimes, the bulbs may weaken on their own and in that case, all you need to do is screw in the bulb tighter.
Higher wattage alone doesn’t make the bulb burn out faster, but the rating partially has to do with heat/fire. For example, the fixture may only be designed to handle the heat of a 40W . Put in a 60W and the heat increases, there’s not enough ventilation, and the bulb prematurely fails due to the higher heat.
|Traditional bulb 1||Halogen2||LED|
|25 watts||15 watts||2 watts|
|40 watts||25 watts||5 watts|
|60 watts||40 watts||7 watts|
|75 watts||45 watts||9 watts|
Yes, assuming you’re suggesting an LED that has lumen output similar to a 60 watt lamp . You can use any lamp that consumes up to 40 watts and is shaped similar to the lamp recommended. So for example, if it was a standard A lamp , you could use any LED lamp that consumes up to 40 watts with no safety issue.
12W LED bulb is equivalent to a 100W incandescent. incandescent bulb but only generate about 400 Lumens.
6 Watt Dimmable Filament LED E27 G95 . This is a dimmable bulb that provides good output at 6 Watts. It is a replacement for all of our medium bulb cage type wall and pendant lamps. The shaped glass is exactly like our traditional G95 bulb shape and fits regular light fittings with good representation of colors.
An E14 bulb is one of the most used bulbs in our homes today and is also called the bulb with the small screw socket. It is the little brother of the E27 bulb that we know as the old-fashioned light bulb . The bulb is called E14 because it refers to the socket: 14 millimeter diameter.
A range of SES light bulbs , also known as E14 or small Edison screw lamps , in a variety of shapes, styles, colours, lumens and technologies. energy efficient light emitting diodes provides instant, bright illumination with reduced running costs compared to traditional technologies.