Innovation in lighting has brought new products and classifications to the home and office. Recent efforts have centered on green technology with safety and economy. Lighting classifications include indoor and outdoor lights with entirely different purposes. Street and highway lighting can be low-pressure sodium that has poor color rendition and that takes 10 minutes to illuminate.
Due to Federal Legislation between 2012 and 2014, the standard 40, 60, 75, and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured. You are not required to throw out your existing bulbs. Moving forward, you'll choose from better technology like halogen, CFL, and LED options.
Here at iLightNY.com we understand that our average customers may not be familiar with lighting terminology. We decided to write this guide to try and make your buying experience as easy as possible. We promise we will try and explain this topic as easier as possible.First let's beginning by deciding what type of reflector lamp you will need. Do you need a spot beam or flood beam?
The names of light bulb shapes are denoted with a letter, which describes the shape, and a number, which indicates the size. The number associated with the shape indicates the diameter of the light bulb at its widest part in eighths of an inch. For example, an A19 light bulb has a maximum diameter of 19/8 of an inch, or 2.375 inches.
The code number of a filament consists of a letter or letters to indicate how the wire is coiled. A number followed by the letter indicates the arrangement of the filament on the supports. The letter "C" is commonly used indicating "Coil" type filament.