Understanding the basics
Choosing the right light globe can be an overwhelming process. With so many options available, the choices are endless. Narrow your selection, by considering 3 key features: Cap, Shape and Technology.
This is the first and most important thing to consider when choosing a light globe. The cap refers to the base of the light globe that connects the globe to the light fitting, in order to provide an electrical connection.If you don’t choose the correct cap for your light fitting, it simply won’t work.
Installing new lighting: Your new light fitting or fixture will include specifications outlining the type of cap required.
Replacing an existing globe: Compare the cap of your existing light globe with the cap types featured here – this will help you determine the name of the cap you require.
The shape of a globe refers to its overall shape and size. When choosing your shape, you should consider the overall aesthetics and function (certain light fittings require a specific shape e.g., a most spotlights will require a GU10 shape).
Installing new lighting: Your new light fitting or fixture will include specifications outlining the most compatible globe shape(s) for your lighting.
Replacing an existing globe: Compare the shape of your existing light globe with the shapes featured here – this will help you determine the name of the shape you require.
Technology refers to the operating mechanism of the light globe.
The technology utilised within the globe will govern energy consumption, colour, brightness and lifespan.