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:
- 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
- Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
- Add additional Smart light points to your home and expand your Philips Hue ecosystem with this 4-bulb White Smart Bulb pack. Requires the Philips Hue hub for full experience, sold separately
- Turn lights on/off, dim to the desired level and set up schedules from wherever you have WiFi connection using the Philips Hue App (iOS and Android). Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice using Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant
- To install, simply screw the smart bulbs into your desired light location, download the Hue mobile app and pair your Hue Hub (sold separately). Control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App
- Connect the bulbs directly to your other Smart Home Devices like Amazon Echo Plus, Nest, or SmartThings systems. Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor
- With a life of 15,000 hours, the bulb will last over 13 years (based on 3 hours of use each day)
- Provides 800 lumens of light immediately, with no waiting time to warm up to full brightness
- With a correlated color temperature of 2700 Kelvin, this bulb provides a soft white light, creating a comfortable atmoshphere for any room
- This LED light bulb uses only 10.5 watts of energy, saving up to $81.68 over the life of the bulb vs. its incandescent equivalent (based on 3 hours/day, 11 cents/kWh, may vary depending on rates and use)
- This bulb costs only $1.26 per year to operate (based on 3 hours/day, 11 cents/kWh) making it an economical alternative to incandescent bulbs
- Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
- Choose from 16 million colors to instantly change the look and atmosphere of your room or control your lights with your Voice device. Requiring the Hue hub (sold separately) for the full Hue experience
- Voice control: Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice using Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. Pair it for home automation with your existing Nest or Samsung SmartThings system
- To install, simply screw in the smart bulbs into your desired light location, download the Hue mobile app and pair your Hue Hub. Control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Ideal for your favorite ceiling fan lights, floor lamps, table lamps, pendant lights, and more throughout your home
- Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor
- Philips A19 LED light bulbs provide 800 lumens of soft white light, equivalent to 60-watt incandescents with 80% less energy use. These bulbs fit standard medium base (E26) fixtures with the look and feel of a classic bulb
- At 2700-Kelvin, these soft white bulbs offer warm and comfortable lighting with high CRI (color rendering index) to deliver bright, crisp color ideal for whole room ambient light as well as in area lamps.
- These high-value Philips LEDs offer durable, shatter-free plastic construction. Philips LEDs turn on instantly with energy-efficient flicker-free, natural light that won't degrade over time
- LED light bulbs last up to 10X longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs. Unlike fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, Philips LEDs are mercury-free so they don't contribute to hazardous waste.Not for use with Philips HUE products
- Each bulb in this pack of 16 A19 Philips LEDs is expected to deliver a lifetime of up to 10,950 hours and over 10 years (based on three hours per day), saving you the cost and hassle of frequent bulb replacement
- Designed based on Thomas Edison's original filament bulb, it'll be your most beloved vintage antique lighting
- Gorgeous squirrel cage filament design, the ST64 lends a noir era aesthetic, boosting up any room's personality
- Fits into either an E26 or E27 screw base, fitting your standard home lighting sockets, as well as any pendant light fixture
- Incandescent filament bulbs; great for accent lighting; dimmable (dimmer switch not included)
- Bulbs are 2.6 inches and will offer more than 30000 hours bulb life, at last 2.7 years based on a 3-hour daily use
- 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
- GE Lighting Crystal Clear 24782 Bent Tip candle with candelabra base for use in chandeliers and sconces
- Uses 40-watts
- 370/280 lumens providing subtle, reassuring light
- Lasts 1.4/3.6 years based on 3 hours per day usage
- Estimated yearly energy costs $4.82/$4.33 based on 3 hours per day $0.11 per kWh
- For use in Large/Full Size Authentic Scentsy candle warmers. Replaces KE-25WLITE.
- Designed to melt scented candle wax without over heating or under heating scented candlewax.
- Perfect replacement for use in Pink Zebra's Simmering Lights line of scented candle warmers.
- Length is 3.0" (in) Diameter is 2.06"(in)
- 1,500 Hours, 3200K, 180 Lumens, Candelabra (E12) Base
- Philips 250-Watt R40 heat lamp light bulb is ideal for use in recessed can or track light fixtures
- Provides comfortable warmth using infrared technology
- Great for use in bathrooms
- Medium Base
- R40 Shape
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 BulbsWhile 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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