Top Light Bulbs

Whether you’ve stepped foot along a busy street at night, watched cars pass outside your window, or simply opened the fridge to look for something to eat at 3 am, you’re sure to have come into contact with a light bulb at some point in your day to day life.

In technical terms, a light bulb is an invention that produces light when connected to a powering circuit. This can include a wide range of lights from the fluorescent lights of school hallways to the halogen lights in the front of your SUV. But how well do you know the ins and outs of what makes up these amazing pieces of technology we take for granted?

Best Light Bulbs For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of light bulbs available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 1
SYLVANIA 60W Equivalent, LED Light Bulb, A19 Lamp, Efficient 8.5W, Soft White 2700K, 24 Pack
1,407 Reviews
SYLVANIA 60W Equivalent, LED Light Bulb, A19 Lamp, Efficient 8.5W, Soft White 2700K, 24 Pack
  • These LED lamps make an energy-efficient replacement and substitute for standard 60 watt incandescent lamps. At 8.5 watts, each bulb emits the bright light output of 800 lumens
  • These bulbs are a great energy-saving replacement for old incandescent bulbs because each lamp has a total lifespan of up to 11, 000 hours. You won't need to constantly change your lightbulbs anymore
  • These LED lightbulbs require less energy and can save money on your energy bill. Each soft white light bulb works as a great replacement for old 60W incandescent bulbs
  • These LED light bulbs have a Color temperature of 2700 kelvin, which produces a soft white Color. This bulb is perfect for your nightstand, living room, or dining room
SaleBestseller No. 2
CPPSLEE - LED Flame Effect Light Bulb - E26 Standard Base - Atmosphere Decoration Fire Flickering Simulation 105 pcs 2835 LED Beads -Flame Bulb for Home Decoration(2 Pack)
1,399 Reviews
CPPSLEE - LED Flame Effect Light Bulb - E26 Standard Base - Atmosphere Decoration Fire Flickering Simulation 105 pcs 2835 LED Beads -Flame Bulb for Home Decoration(2 Pack)
  • CPPSLEE Flame Bulb type fit all your standard E26 hold-screws, fire down bulb fit your down hold-screws, fire up bulb fit the up hold-screws,both are safe,green energy saving and excellent heat dissipation.
  • SAFE & GREEN ENERGY SAVING:CPPSLEE flame lamp simulates natural flame, flickering flame light bulbs, no open flame, no UV and infrared radiation.The input voltage is AC90-265v and the power is 1.8W.Save 90% of electricity from traditional flame bulbs, save electricity and save money.
  • USAGE RECOMMENDATION: For better flame flickering effective , install bulb in a frosted glass shade, lantern, salt lamp etc. The Artificial Vivid Fire, Dynamic Moving Flame, Simulate Nature Fire Flicker Flame, wonderful Replacement of Traditional Gas Lantern.
  • APPLICATION: Great for Home decoration, Bedroom, Living Room, Bar, Hotel, Night Clubs, Outdoor Gardens, Restaurant, Coffee shop, Villas, Wedding decorations, Party, Church, Castle and more.Decorative bulb, warm flame colors decorate your space and give you a quiet, romantic and relaxing moment.
  • FREE WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty, 50000 hours lifespan, 30 days money back guarantee, E26 Standard Base type, AC100V-240V, 50/60Hz
Bestseller No. 3
Y- STOP LED Flame Effect Fire Light Bulb - Upgraded 4 Modes Flickering Fire Halloween Light Decorations - E26 Base Flame Bulb with Upside Down Effect(2 Pack)
274 Reviews
Y- STOP LED Flame Effect Fire Light Bulb - Upgraded 4 Modes Flickering Fire Halloween Light Decorations - E26 Base Flame Bulb with Upside Down Effect(2 Pack)
  • 🔥[4 Modes Design]: LED flame effect lamp has flame simulation mode, breathing mode, general light mode and gravity sensing mode. The mode of the flame bulb effect can be changed by turning the power on after each power off. No matter which direction your luminaire is in, our flame will always travel from bottom to top like a real fire due to the gravity sensor.
  • 🔥[Different from Other Flame Lamps]: Our flame effect lamp base is glossy black plastic, so at night, you only see the beating flame. Our flame bulbs are shorter and wider than other flame lamps, making them suitable for most fixtures.
  • 🔥[Safety and Green Energy Saving]:No harmful substances, no UV and infrared radiation, can save 90% of the power flame bulb. It is the perfect substitute for traditional candles and bulbs. So it is safe and energy efficient.
  • 🔥[Usage Recommendation]: In order to obtain better flame flickering effect, please install the bulb in frosted glass lampshade, lantern, salt lamp, etc. Artificially vivid flames, dynamically moving the flames, simulating a natural flame flashing flame.
  • 🔥[Very Suitable for Creating a Romantic Atmosphere]: When you turn on the light, it is like a real flame. Decorate your home with orange warm flame colors to create a very romantic and inviting atmosphere. Ideal for home decor, bedrooms, living rooms, bars, hotels, night clubs, outdoor gardens, restaurants, cafes, villas, wedding decorations, parties, churches, castles, etc.
Bestseller No. 4
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit, 3 A19 Smart Bulbs & 1 Hue Hub (Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit & Google Assistant)
991 Reviews
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit, 3 A19 Smart Bulbs & 1 Hue Hub (Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit & Google Assistant)
  • WHOLE HOME SMART LIGHTING: Extend smart lighting throughout your home (up to 50 light points on one Hub). Set the mood with pre-set light recipes or create custom scenes through the Philips Hue App to set the mood in your smart home
  • VOICE ACTIVATED: By using the Hue Hub, these Smart Bulbs connect to your favorite smart home devices like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant for the ultimate smart home experience
  • EASY TO INSTALL: To install, simply screw the smart bulbs into your desired lamp, overhead light, ceiling fan, or pendant light, then download the Hue mobile app and pair with your Hue Hub. From the Hue App you can begin controlling all of your installed hue lights seamlessly
  • SCHEDULE YOUR OWN CUSTOM LIGHT SCENES: With the Philips Hue App you can set routines to help you feel energized in the morning, have your lights detect when you arrive home, or turn the smart lights off gradually as you head to bed. Customization is at your fingertips with Philips Hue
  • EXPAND YOUR PHILIPS HUE ECOSYSTEM: You can easily expand on your starter kit when you purchase other Hue light points & accessories. Try adding a Hue Tap switch for control without touching your smart phone. Add a Hue Play to set the perfect scene for your next binge-worthy show. No need to worry about your Wi-Fi speed, with the Hue Hub you can reliably add and control up to 50 Hue lights & accessories without clogging up your Wi-Fi
SaleBestseller No. 5
Smart WiFi Light Bulb, LED RGB Color Changing, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant, No Hub Required, A19 E26 Multicolor LUMIMAN 2 Pack
956 Reviews
Smart WiFi Light Bulb, LED RGB Color Changing, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant, No Hub Required, A19 E26 Multicolor LUMIMAN 2 Pack
  • VOICE CONTROL - LUMIMAN Smart bulb no hub compatible with Amazon Alexa Echo (via Smart Life), Echo dot and Google Home Assistant, control the wifi bulb via your voice, No hub required. (e.g. 'Alexa, set the bedroom to purple')
  • REMOTE CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE - With the free PlusMinus App or LUMIMAN App on your smartphone or tablet, you can turn on/off the Alexa enabled smart light bulbs whether you are at home or away.
  • MULTICOLOR AND SCHEDULE FEATURE - Create your favorite light effects with 16 million colors and the brightness of every color is dimmable. You may also set up schedules to turn on/off according to the preset time.
  • WIDE APPLICATION - You can set different light modes on LUMIMAN App to match various occasions including kitchen, living room, bedroom. Wifi led smart light bulb also can be used for table lamp, cafe, bar, party, etc.
  • SUPPORT AND WARRANTY - Friendly and professional support team are at your service 24/7; Products are with our worry-free 24-month warranty. NOTE: LUMIMAN WiFi smart light bulb only supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network
Bestseller No. 6
iLC RGB LED Light Bulb, Color Changing Light Bulb Dimmable 3W E26 Screw Base RGBW, Mood Light Flood Light Bulb - Dual Memory - 12 Color Choices - Timing Infrared Remote Control Included (4 Pack)
918 Reviews
iLC RGB LED Light Bulb, Color Changing Light Bulb Dimmable 3W E26 Screw Base RGBW, Mood Light Flood Light Bulb - Dual Memory - 12 Color Choices - Timing Infrared Remote Control Included (4 Pack)
  • This is a remote-controlled and colour-changing LED RGB light bulb. It fits multi-purpose in life. It has a beam angle of up to 270 degrees, 200 lumens, 85CRI super high display. It is very easy to use and adjust colour and brightness. In addition, it comes with 2-year-warranty, 90-day-refund guarantee ensuring high quality standards applied and friendly customer service provided.
  • The light has 12 colour to choose from, 6 levels of brightness to adjust, which provides setting on various light effects fulfilling different environmental needs and reflecting different moods. It is environmental friendly and energy-saving as equivalent to 100% brightness of a 20W incandescent. One-button night light function can directly provide darker lights to meet sleep needs.
  • Two lighting modes allow you to set up the appropriate atmosphere anytime to bring you a better visual experience. Flash mode gives you a stage effect when enjoy concert or stage performances, just let the light and atmosphere to match to create an immersive feeling. Smooth mode provides automatically cycle switching on light colour in different atmosphere. It also adjusts the rhythm and creates more surprises and romance.
  • Dual Memory and Wall Switch Control Support: In everyday use, Dual Storage (a better solution) that remembers the last static colour or dynamic mode you used and stores the last set RGB colour. In the case of absence of the remote control, the wall switch still maintains the basic operation of the light because of a default lighting cycle (100% white mode energy saving mode final set RGB colour and lightness).
  • Timing function: Number of hours to turn off the light automatically can be set. Cycle timing of (24 hours) is another surprising timing option. We can install the light in the courtyard, the court and the corridor, and set the cycle time (24 hours). Then the light would turn on and off automatically every day, which changes our lives and makes life more convenient.
Bestseller No. 7
Great Eagle A19 LED Light Bulb, 9W (60W Equivalent), UL Listed, 3000K (Soft White), 800 Lumens, Non-dimmable, Standard Replacement (4 Pack)
369 Reviews
Great Eagle A19 LED Light Bulb, 9W (60W Equivalent), UL Listed, 3000K (Soft White), 800 Lumens, Non-dimmable, Standard Replacement (4 Pack)
  • SAVE UP TO 85% ON YOUR ENERGY BILL - Energy efficient 9 watt LED bulbs to replace your 60 watt bulbs for immediate savings now! LONG LASTING - 25,000 hours or over 22 years. No more light bulb changes.
  • DIRECT REPLACEMENT LED bulbs to replace incandescent, halogen, and CFL lamps. 9W LED bulb replaces 60W bulb. 3000K Soft White color
  • INSTANT ON - No waiting to warm up like CFL bulbs and HIGH CRI of 83+ means brilliant realistic colors. Operates down to -4 degrees F
  • UL Listed - this product has been tested and listed by the Underwriter Laboratories' meaning it has met their rigorous nationally recognized safety requirements. WARRANTIED for 3 years. USA Seller is accessible with fast turn around time.
  • NON-DIMMABLE - General use LED light bulbs for table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, recessed housing, can, retrofit, ceiling fan, vanity, bathroom, living room, kitchen, track, and anywhere in home or commercial use.
Bestseller No. 8
Great Eagle A19 LED Light Bulb, 9W (60W Equivalent), UL Listed, 5000K (Daylight), 830 Lumens, Non-dimmable, Standard Replacement (4 Pack)
429 Reviews
Great Eagle A19 LED Light Bulb, 9W (60W Equivalent), UL Listed, 5000K (Daylight), 830 Lumens, Non-dimmable, Standard Replacement (4 Pack)
  • SAVE UP TO 85% ON YOUR ENERGY BILL - Energy efficient 9 watt LED bulbs to replace your 60 watt bulbs for immediate savings now! LONG LASTING - 25,000 hours or over 22 years. No more light bulb changes.
  • DIRECT REPLACEMENT LED bulbs to replace incandescent, halogen, and CFL lamps. 9W LED bulb replaces 60W bulb. 5000K Daylight color
  • INSTANT ON - No waiting to warm up like CFL bulbs and HIGH CRI of 83+ means brilliant realistic colors. Operates down to -4 degrees F
  • UL Listed - this product has been tested and listed by the Underwriter Laboratories' meaning it has met their rigorous nationally recognized safety requirements. WARRANTIED for 3 years. USA Seller is accessible with fast turn around time.
  • NON-DIMMABLE - General use LED light bulbs for table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, recessed housing, can, retrofit, ceiling fan, vanity, bathroom, living room, kitchen, track, and anywhere in home or commercial use.
Bestseller No. 9
GU10 Halogen Light Bulb, MR16 Light Bulbs 120V/50W,UV Glass Cover & Dimmable, 450 Lumens Warm White, High Efficiency Flood Light Bulbs for Indoor (6Pack)
172 Reviews
GU10 Halogen Light Bulb, MR16 Light Bulbs 120V/50W,UV Glass Cover & Dimmable, 450 Lumens Warm White, High Efficiency Flood Light Bulbs for Indoor (6Pack)
  • 50W /110V-120V/GU10 Twist & Lock Base, Halogen Light Bulbs, Warm White , Clear Glass.
  • Item Size: Diameter 50mm, Height 54mm (include the pins' length).
  • Fits in any of Candle Warmer Lamps created,Comes with a glass cover
  • Suitable for office, dance hall, bar, exhibition, Art galleries and Entertainment lighting, home decor, etc.
  • Life for Exceed 2000 Hours, 100% Satisfied Guarantee, One year warranty.
Bestseller No. 10
10-Pack 15 Watt Bulbs for Scentsy Plug-In Nightlight Warmer wax diffuser, 15W 120 Volt
890 Reviews
10-Pack 15 Watt Bulbs for Scentsy Plug-In Nightlight Warmer wax diffuser, 15W 120 Volt
  • Shape: Nightlight (C-7)
  • Filament: C-7A Long Life with 7 supports
  • Base: E12 (Candelabra/Nightlight)
  • Power: 15 W
  • Voltage: 120 V

What is a Light Bulb?

While officially patented by Thomas Edison, the invention of the lightbulb predates his version by about seventy years with the invention of the arc lamp by Humphrey Davey in 1802. Simply made of a cotton filament that would glow when powered, this lamp was impressive but impractical. The light produced was too vibrant and the exposed filament posed a serious fire hazard. Further developments were made over the following years, including treating the cotton filament to prevent smoke and encasing the filament in a glass orb filled with nitrogen to produce a stronger flame.

While many individuals contributed on the invention of the light bulb we see today; Edison’s team is credited with perfecting the vacuum seal in modern light bulbs and spearheaded the use of carbonized bamboo filament to produce a longer-lasting light bulb. But we’ve come a long way from the early days of incandescent bulbs.

Types of Light Bulbs

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An Example Of Light Bulbs

While modern lightbulbs come in all shapes and sizes, most mass-produced version fall into one of four categories: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFLs), Halogen, and LED bulbs. The first category, incandescent, is the same kind of bulb invented by Edison. By heating up a filament the bulb produces a steady, sustainable source of light. CFLs, on the other hand, superheat mercury to produce a tone controlled, cooler light source that is more cost and energy effective than their forerunners. These are the curly lights that you find in most lamp fixtures. Halogen bulbs, as well as Krypton and Xenon bulbs, work by heating up a filament or other conductor within a bulb that is filled with a type of gas. The type and coloration of the light produced comes from these different gases and how they react to the heat produced by the filament. While Krypton lights produce a very clear, white light, halogen bulbs are more yellow in nature.

The final type of lightbulb is the LED. Known for being more environmentally friendly and economically conservative than their counterparts, these light-emitting diodes take advantage of electroluminescence to produce a vibrant, often colorful light. Since these forms of light produce a very minimal amount of heat and can be made incredibly small, they are used in electronics and remote controls, as well as headlights and flashlights.

With so many different light bulbs to chose from, finding the right source of light for your home, office, work space, or yard can seem challenging. Make sure to keep in mind the different strengths and cost options available when looking to shed a little light on your home.

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