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Confused about Globes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Globes were described in wattage, ie 40W, 60W, 100W this is the actual power consumed, not the brightness. Lumens (lm) is the right term for brightness.

For example:
old 60w globe = +- 650 lm uses 60w of power
CFL 11w = +-600 lm uses only11w of power
LED 6w = +-470 lm uses only 6w of power

Hence LED globes are the most efficient and last longest.

The old incandescent globe are now discontinued, and have now been replaced with the halogen globe.

Also introduced are CFL (Compact Fluorescent) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) globes, Carbon Filament, etc.

Incandescent (Discontinued)
Warm white only
60w (650 lm)
Warm white only
46w (630 lm)

Warm white or cool white
Non-Dimmable only
11w (600 lm)
Warm white or cool white
Dimmable or Non-Dimmable
6w (470 lm)
BC Bayonet ES Eddison Screw

 SES EddisonScrew  GES Giant Eddison Screw

BI-Pin G4 BI-Pin G9

 MR 16  GU10

We stock a huge range of globes, take a look: Mica Parkmore Globe Catalogue

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