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Various Voltage Light Bulbs

Some general information.
There are cases where people have the power that in this particular voltage and they need light bulbs that operate on that specific voltage in a particular bulb shape. That’s where these low or high voltage light bulbs come in; they give you the exact wattage you need without having to do any rewiring, all you have to do is screw them in. It sometimes referred to as a European voltage is that’s what most people are used to when they go to Europe, and they understand that they may need adapters to change their voltage for things they bring over from 220 volts to 120 volts. What happens most of the time is that people bring over light fixtures from Europe that are designed for this higher voltage and then they need the lamps that correspond with it. The good news is that there readily available and will continue to be so in the future. You’ll see that we have a wide variety of wattages and different kinds of bases depending on the application that you have.

The different types and bases.
One of the most common calls we get is from people with chandelier lighting that is put in a dining room, and the bulbs E12 base is made for US sockets. It’s known as a candelabra base, and it’s often used for incandescent bulbs even if somebody has to use it on a higher voltage. With some of these imported fixtures, you’ll also see them with an E14 European base. Unlike the E26 base standard household that we have here or the candelabra base, these are somewhere in between just a little bit bigger than the E12 base. We also have the higher voltage available in those as well, and you need to keep in mind that certain types of light fixtures and made in Europe used different bases at different times. Check carefully as to what you have, in either case; we can help you find the correct bulb in 220 volt light bulbs that you need. If you need us to take a look at it, please email or text us a picture of what you have and we can help you identify the proper base and light bulb itself. An image of the bulb that you have is beneficial to us because we can usually identify something immediately just by looking at it. And sometimes people need to use adapters for different bases, and you can do that even with these higher voltage light bulbs. The adapters will take one base to another quickly without having to do any rewiring or anything like that.

Saving money is always cool.
Of course, we have the standard incandescent screw in that is a 220 volt but some of the LEDs will work well to replace those and save you money. It could be a matter of saving energy, but it’s also a matter of convenience having something that you don’t have to think about the voltage too much. If you want to make this part of an energy-saving project that you have, there are some excellent paybacks today on your investment and many electric utility rebates. This may even be a good time to consider going to an entirely new light fixture based on his higher voltage which is commonly available. In any case, you’re going to save energy, and we want to help you discover how much you will save. On the left-hand column of our website, we have an energy savings calculator in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. This will tell you everything you need to know comparing one type of lighting to another. It will give you all the important savings and payback for your situation. You’ll need to include some data from your existing system including the wattage, the kilowatt hour cost and how many hours a day that you’re running it. You can compare it to one of the selections that we have here, and you can know exactly how much you’re going to save. It’s not an exhaustive audit or anything like that, but it will give you all the information that you need to make an informed decision. There’s never been a better time to take a look at saving energy with lighting because now you can get the best lighting possible while still reducing electrical consumption. It’s a winning formula all the way through, and there seems to be nothing but positives to going to new lighting. There are even programs that we can put you together with for financing your investment through energy savings. Call us if you want more information about that.

Color matters.
When you’re looking to change to something that’s more energy-efficient another thing that you need to keep in mind is the color temperature that you might select. Some of the lower color temperatures are a warm white type of light, and the higher color temperature is something like noontime daylight. The higher the color temperature such as 5000K is something that people prefer many times in commercial lighting or industrial situations. Such a bulb color helps people to see better being very good with contrast, written words on the page and produces light the way our eyes naturally use it. Artificial lighting is a relatively new wrinkle in human history, and we were made for our best vision during daylight conditions. So it all depends on your situation and your preference as to what kind of color temperature you want. If you want something that is going to match an incandescent color, then that low color temperature is going to be the way you want to go. That provides a warmer atmosphere and is sometimes very good for outdoor post lighting instead of the stark white of daylight. It’s more like that incandescent color were all used to and is a more inviting color. For most of you looking just to replace the lamps, the incandescent colors what you get because it’s an incandescent light source. Most of the time that’s what people need, and it’s often used in things like post top lighting and in that situation many people like the warmer color appearance of incandescent. It’s an inviting and welcoming color that many people would consider is something inviting. If you’re going from one wattage to another, please understand that that doesn’t change the color temperature, that will remain the same regardless of the wattage that you’re using. This is all something that you need to be aware of if you’re going to go to something that’s more energy-efficient in most cases.

How can we help you today?
We want to make sure that we do everything we can to service your lighting needs whether it be a replacement bulb or something like new fixtures or retrofit. In any case, we want to offer the highest quality products at great prices. If you are looking for a more significant quantity of any of these type of lights that you see here or on our website, please email or call us for an individual quote for what you’re looking for. We want to make it easy for you and get you the best paybacks possible if you’re going to something that’s more energy-efficient. If you are doing a replacement, we also want to make sure that you get good pricing especially if you’re buying a case of the time. There’s never been a better time to take a look at ways that you can improve your situation if you have 12, 24, 220, 277 volt light bulbs whether it’s replacement or doing some retrofitting.
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