|Airfield / Aircraft|
Lamps for Airstrips, Taxiways & Hangars etc.
Look for Freshwater tubes for Tropical, Saltwater for Marine. Saltwater Blue for Coral
Double-ended, Side-mounted Tubular lamps. Popular with Bars, Clubs & Hotels
Every bulb for your motor – most vehicles have an average of 12 different bulbs covering indicators, headlamps, rear lights, brake lights, interior lights. Our range includes replacement lamps for motorbikes, buses & lorries. See Auto bulbs glossary page for more information.
|Bi-pin, Sub-midget and midget flange|
These lamps are miniatures. Mostly used in panels and other industrial applications.
The UV lamps give little or no visible light. Commonly used in Counterfeit note detectors. Popular for effect in Bars, Clubs & Bowling Alleys. Also used for non-destructive testing.
|Bug Zapper |
Also known as Flykiller or Insectocutor Lamps. Special UV light which attract Flies which are then killed by electricity . Also used to cure certain glues e.g. False Nails
See also decorative. So named after the pointed tip. Can be used in chandeliers, wall fittings, and general household applications. Types of candle include coupe de vent, (bent tip), twisted. Candle lamps can be coloured.
So named for the distinctive circle shape. Often used in signs
|Coloured lamps / colouring service |
Many light bulbs are available in standard colours, such as blue, green, red, yellow.
If you require a personal or bespoke colour, contact us directly to discuss the colouring service. Minimum orders apply. Popular in the Christmas festive season.
This is the trade term for an energy saver or energy efficient lamp. The light bulb uses fluorescent tube technology but is available in a more 'compact' form.
Decorative candles and decorative light bulbs for chandeliers, etc. See Decorative Candles glossary page for more information.
Candles, Golfballs, Globes, Christmas lights etc .
Decorative Reflectors are so called due to the mirror effect created inside the casing of the bulb to make the light shine more brightly.See Decorative Reflectors glossary page for more information.
Often referred to as MR16's, MR11's or MR8's. Their Dichroic reflector projects light forward whilst allowing heat to travel backwards making them ideal for display lighting, in the home and retail shops. There are numerous variants of this type of lamp. See Dichroic Lamps glossary page for more information.
Specialist lighting incl: Strobe, Projectors, and Effects etc.
Retail environment use, among others: Dichroic and Low Wattage Metal Halide.
Fridge, Microwave, Oven, Sewing Machine lamps. Please check the wattage carefully. For under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen or bathroom, see Smilight tubes.
|Double ended Metal Halide|
Commonly used in sports stadiums for floodlighting.
Reproductions of the original Edison light bulb, created by Thomas Edison in 1842.
|Elliptical Metal Halide|
Commonly used in urban illumination projects and Industrial "High Bay" fittings.
Save money and electricity by replacing your household light bulbs with energy savers. Energy savers can be used in table lamps, ceiling fittings, wall fittings. Remember to check the cap size of your original light bulb when looking to replace. See Energy Savers glossary page for more information.
Lamps for studio and projection applications.
A wide range of metal halides for sensitive lighting effects, from historical buildings to gardens and urban illumination projects.
Used in chain lighting also in Auto Interior lights.
|Fishpond & Germicidal lamps|
Technical term for UVC or Ozone water/ air purifying Lamps. These lamps are hazardous to health and must only be used specified applications. Used in swimming pools, sauna and steam rooms, outdoor fish ponds.
Sports stadia, golf courses.
Check the length of the required replacement first. Lengths available include:
8 foot, 6 foot, 4 foot, 2 foot, 18 inch, 12 inch. Check the diameter of the tube. Colours for fluorescent tubes include warm white, daylight, cool white. See Fluorescent Tubes glossary page for more information.
See Bug zapper
|Food Hygiene - Bakery|
Specialist tubes for bakeries
|Food Hygiene - Butcher|
Specialist tubes for meat counters, carvery counters, as well as the fly killers.
|Full Spectrum Light Bulbs|
Full spectrum lighting refers to both the ultra-violet and visible light that composes artificial light in an effort to more effectively replicate natural light. See Full Spectrum Light Bulbs glossary page for more information.
|GLS - General Application|
Incandescent, household, reflectors, Golfball, pygmies, candles. These lamps have standard caps and can be used interchangeably. Often the fixture (lampshade) will dictate which bulb is the best fit.
Good for external Christmas lighting displays
Specialist horticultural bulbs to stimulate the growth of plants.
Used to promote plant growth.
Blown Tubular (BT) shape Halogen alternative to standard GLS lamps.
Hanaulux - now owned by Siemens and more properly known as Hanaulux/Siemens- are renowned manufacturers of surgical lights. See Hanaulux glossary page for more information.
See also Energy saver. Always check the cap. Types of bulb include incandescent, general application, reflectors, Golfball, pygmy, candle. These lamps have standard caps and can be used interchangeably. See Household bulbs glossary page for more information.
|Infra-Red Heat Lamps / Ruby Jackets|
Used in applications from Catering to Paint-drying. Available in various lengths, wattages and styles. Ruby Coloured lamps are mainly used for space heating.
|JD tungsten Halogen|
Single-ended Halogen Lamps. Mainly used in display applications.
Double-ended Halogen lamps. Mainly used in short range floodlights.
An increasingly popular Lightsource offering high output from very low wattage. New LED versions of traditional types are appearing all the time. Available in various colours.
There are literally thousands of different types of light bulb in the world. See Light bulbs glossary page for more information on light bulbs available.
These powerful Incandescent or Halogen lamps have long life expectancy and emit a bright white light that is designed to be highly visible across the seas.
Halogen lamps including: dichroic & capsule types.
|Marine & navigation|
Navigation, Rough service, ship re-fits.
High intensity clean lights for work in critical medical settings, such as operating theatres.
|Medical purpose Lamps|
X-ray machinery, microscopes, laboratory work. Clean lab lights
Metal Halide lamps are increasingly popular for street lighting plans, car parks, sports stadium floodlights. The clean white light is a break from the traditional yellow/ orange light of the Son and Sox lamps. See Metal Halides glossary page for more information.
Can be Incandescent, Halogen, Neon or LED.
Cap sizes are very important.
Look for Ba7s, Ba9s, Ba15d, and BA15s. See also telephone lamps. For use in applications such as switchboards, machinery
|Miniatures - Screw Cap|
E10. E12. E14.
Screw cap identification
See Marine and Shipping
Lamps for use in appliances with a high heat resistance. See also domestic appliances.
|P1 Class Lamps|
|P2 Class Lamps|
|P3 Class Lamps|
Or Parabolic Aluminium Reflector Lamps come in a wide variety of sizes and ratings. Size is given in1/8ths of an inch e.g. PAR16 = 2" in diameter, PAR64 = 8".
|Photographic and studio lamps|
TV studio lamps. Dark room lighting.
|Printing and Reprographics|
Specialist lamps for printing press and print shops.
Special high intensity lamps for use in video projectors, OHPs, backlight projection.
LCD & DLP Projector lamps are not available on line at present. Please contact us directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org as these are specialist lamps and it is very importa
See also general application lamps
See also General application lamps. Reflectors are Mushroom shaped with internal mirroring for directional lighting.
|Reptile & Vivarium|
Heat lamps to keep reptiles warm. UV tubes to promote Vitamin B
Vacuum lamps with extra filament supports. Resistant to vibration. See also marine and shipping.
|Shatterproof / shattershield|
Ask the expert about our shatterproof service. A thin coat of fluoropolymer can be applied to almost any bulb or tube. If the bulb or tube is dropped, all glass will remain inside the coating. Health and Safety legislation means that most open lamps in
See also domestic appliance lamps. These tubes are manufactured exclusively to fit under-cupboard cabinets in kitchens or bathrooms. See Smilight tubes glossary page for more information.
Used in industrial and street lighting applications. See Son tubes glossary page for more information.
The most commonly used Street Lighting lamp.
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|Stage, studio and theatre lamps|
T-Class, CP-Class. For specific requirements, please contact us directly.
Specialist UV tubes used for tanning. See Sunbed tubes glossary page for more information.
|T2, T4, T5 , T8, T12 |
Refers to the diameter of a fluorescent tube (in 1/8th of an inch) e.g. T8 = 1"
|Telephone lamps |
See also miniatures.
Pre-focus, lens-ended lamps
|Tubular metal halide|
See also elliptical metal halide
A fluorescent tube in the shape of a U. Use it in confined spaces where there is no room for a full-length tube.
UV or ultra violet. Usually tube format, check for UVA used in Tanning, Flykillers etc. UVB mainly for medical purposes. UVC used in air /water sterilization.
Specialist miniature lamps with wires instead of a cap.