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Incandescent light bulbs are used in a wide number of applications in and around the home. The most familiar incandescent is the A-shape (A19) with a medium screw-in base that is common in general household lighting such as table lamps. Incandescents use a lot of energy to generate light, however much of that energy is lost as heat. Since 2007 there has been a slow phase out of incandescent lights with only a few specialty bulbs exempt, including antique bulbs and rough service bulbs. As of January 2018, California banned incandescent bulbs in favor of energy efficient light bulbs. California retailers are allowed to finish selling through existing stock, but incandescent bulbs will soon be gone from the shelves. However, even if you live in California, you can continue to get the incandescent bulbs you love right here at 1000Bulbs.com.
Antique and Vintage Bulbs
Antique and vintage light bulbs are reproductions of turn-of-the-century lighting. Recognizable by their unique filaments, these bulbs deliver a warm glow and are a popular choice for DIY and restoration projects. Due to the low Lumen output, antique bulbs are for decorative use only.
Halogen light bulbs contain a small capsule filled with Halogen gas, which emits a bright white light. Using the same amount of power as incandescents, these lights last longer and produce a better quality light. Halogen bulbs are sensitive to the oils on your skin. These oils can cause hot spots on the lens which cause the glass to break when heated so it is recommended that you wear gloves when handling them.
Fluorescent tubes produce light by making the phosphor coating inside the tube glow. Depending on the makeup of the phosphor coating, linear fluorescents can provide a higher color rendering index (CRI) to help color appear more natural. The 800 series have CRIs in the 80s while the 900 series have a high CRI of 90 or higher. Tube guards are also available to protect lamps from moisture, dust, and accidental breakage. Fluorescent tubes are suitable for use in office buildings, warehouses, workshops, and big-box retail stores.
CFL bulbs (compact fluorescents), are smaller versions of fluorescent lights made into a variety of shape and sizes. CFL light bulbs use less energy than incandescents while emitting a similar Lumen output. These lamps require a warmup period and most should not be paired with vacancy sensors, occupancy sensors, or photocells. The repetitive on-off cycles that occurs when paired with these technologies can shorten the life of the bulb.
High Intensity Discharge Lights (HID Lighting)
High intensity discharge lights (HID) include metal halide, high pressure sodium (HPS), and mercury vapor lights. HID light bulbs emit a large amount of light and are commonly found in parking lots, streets, and warehouse lighting. Like fluorescent bulbs, HID bulbs require a ballast to operate.
LED Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional lighting. These bulbs can be found in a variety of shapes including BRs, MRs, and LED tubes. Some LED lighting may qualify for rebates on top of the exceptional energy savings. Look for bulbs that are Energy Star, Title 24, and JA8 rated.