So you need that 48" T8 fluorescent lamp but, for whatever reason, your business or customer only wants to use the Havells brand. And they want an energy saving option. And they want a lesser used "warm" color temperature of 3000K.
You could spend the day calling around, only to find that it's a special order item in most places. Or you could click here to visit Lighting Supply and order it the same day.
This is just an example of our goal at Lighting Supply. You see, we want to be known not only as your source for everyday lighting needs, but also as your source when you require hard-to-find light bulbs and lighting products.
This is why you can find light bulbs or lamps of nearly every shape, base, and color temperature under one roof at Lighting Supply ... including choices from several of the top brands. This gives you the chance to meet your exact needs rather than settling for whatever you find in a local store; and it gives electrical contractors the chance to provide for customers without having to suggest alternatives to requested bulbs.
Better still, thousands of these products -- from common items to those that are hard to find -- are in stock. And since we ship stock orders the same day (Monday through Friday when ordered on time), that means you'll have them quickly without having to pay a premium.
Beyond that, we offer thousands more hard-to-find products on our website on a special order basis. While we can't ship these as quickly, we've already sourced them and know how to get them for you so you don't have to waste your precious time digging for a supplier.
So go ahead: need that European T8 bipin lamp. Or that germicidal lamp. Or that ANSI coded halogen bulb. We'll do our best to have those and other hard-to-find lighting products on hand for you.
If you're looking for decorative LED bulbs and you keep seeing a reference to "E12," do you know what that means?
E12 refers to the base of the bulb, and is also known as a candelabra base. This is smaller than the "medium" base (E26) found on your average household bulb, like on a typical 60 watt incandescent bulb. Understanding the difference is easy when you know what the E and the numbers stand for.
"E" stands for Edison, who designed the "screw in" based that home owners are certainly familiar with. The number stands for the width of the base in millimeters. So a medium (E26) base is 26 mm across and a candelabra or E12 base in 12 mm across. You can see both styles in the decorative LED bulbs shown below.
Across almost all bulb styles these days, LEDs are becoming popular replacements for incandescent bulbs because of the similarity in look and features and the tremendous energy savings that come from LEDs. Many decorative incandescent bulbs run at 25 to 40 watts, with some using 60. LEDs operate on about 1/6 the power, so if you run a chandelier with 5 x 40 watt bulbs in the kitchen for 3 hours a day on average throughout the year, you're probably spending $25 to $30 on electricity each year just on that chandelier.
Meanwhile, replacing those bulbs with decorative LEDs like those pictured here would drive that cost down to around $5 per year. So as usual, LED bulbs will cost you more for the initial purchase, but within a couple years they should pay for themselves and, after that, put money in your pocket for years to come.
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