The Different Kinds Of Bulbs To Know Before Buying.

This month, we are going to share with you on what kind of bulbs are commonly used for our lights. This may sounds like a rather technical article but we highly recommend you to have a quick read to know what light option are available for your new home! This knowledge creates an easy process for you in making the crucial decision to your love nest.


The light source of the light is more important than you know, the lamp design gives out an initial impression and complement your interior design but it is the light source that helps you with your daily tasks and creates the correct lighting effect that enhances your overall home design. Not only it should be bright enough, it should be cosy enough to unwind, long-lasting lifespan, low maintenance, good light dispersion, complements the overall designs and accurate color rendering. Yes, it seems like a handful to consider, keep in mind that every bulbs have its pros and cons. And today, let us share our knowledge with you.



First, let us introduce the bulbs!


E27:



The E27 bulb is one of the most common bulb we have in our homes today, hence it is easy to find replacement anywhere, even at your nearest supermarket. It's also known as the Edison bulb with big screw socket (27 millimeters). E27 refers to the socket, the fastening which you screw into your lighting appliance. Being the most common bulb in the world, the perks includes having a lot of designs to choose from, from edison style bulbs to smart bulbs. Yes, smart bulbs too! There are multiple major companies selling these smart system, Philips and IKEA are 2 most common options in Singapore. Our lamps that are using E27 fitting is compatible to these smart systems.


Below are some of the lights we carry that uses E27 fitting.

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Sora pendant lamp, Lugo pendant lamp and Decro wall lamp


E14:



An E14 bulb is one of the most used bulbs in our homes today and is also called the bulb with the small screw socket. It is the little brother of the E27 bulb that we know as the old-fashioned light bulb. The bulb is called E14 because it refers to the socket: 14 millimeter diameter. This design of bulbs are usually used for pendant lamps and wall lamps that are smaller in size. Due to the petite size bulb of E14, it is possible to design lamps that are sleeker and smaller. E14 is also an easy change bulb. E14 bulb is available in different sizes, there is something for everyone, matte or clear, large or small, round or oval and in even in a spot shape.



Below are some of the lights we carry that uses E14 fitting.

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Gianna pendant lamp, Ronde pendant lamp



G9:


G9 is a pin type bulb that is one of the smallest bulbs available in the market, they usually cost about 5 - 10 SGD. This design of bulb are usually used for pendant lamps and wall lamps that are smaller in size. Due to the petite size bulb of G9, it is possible to design lamps that are sleeker and smaller. G9 comes in same shape but in different wattages. As the higher the wattage goes, the longer the bulb gets. So be sure to choose the right size for your lamp, we have 5W and 7W respectively for you to choose from.

Link: https://www.shioklighting.com/product-page/led-g9


Below are some of the lights we carry that uses G9 fitting.

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Parla ceiling lamp, Caprio pendant lamp and Marcello wall lamp





G4:


G4 is a pin type bulb and it is the smallest bulbs available in the market, they usually cost about 5 - 10 SGD. This design of bulbs are usually used for pendant lamps and wall lamps that are smaller in size. Due to the petite size bulb of G4, it is possible to design lamps that are sleeker and smaller. G4 comes in same shape but in different wattages. As the higher the wattage goes, the longer the bulb gets. So be sure to choose the right size for your lamp, we have 5W and 7W respectively for you to choose from.

Link: https://www.shioklighting.com/product-page/led-g4


Below are some of the lights we carry that uses G4 fitting.

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Glo pendant lamp, Alba pendant lamp and Ricci floor lamp




GU10:


GU10 is a common bub used for spotlights and tracklights. It's fitting is two short pins protrude from the base of the bulb. It’s a push-and-twist type of fitting. There are usually 2 kinds of light effects for these bulbs, diffused(we called it frosted bulbs) and focused(we called it COB bulbs). Diffused lighting acts like a general lighting and focused lighting creates a hotel-like ambiance. Solely depends on your needs, each design creates a very different lighting effect. COB bulbs have higher CRI compared to frosted bulbs, so if you are looking to shine on a painting COB bulbs will be a better option to enhance the colors of the painting. We provide complimentary frosted bulbs for our tracklights and spotlights. Upgrading to COB bulbs are available at 4 SGD(6W) and 10 SGD(10W).


Link: https://www.shioklighting.com/product-page/gu10-led-frosted-bulb

https://www.shioklighting.com/product-page/gu10-led-bulb-single-tone-dimmable-6w


Below are some of the lights we carry that uses GU10 fitting.

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Anders pendant lamp, Soliel spotlight and Rosa tracklight




Module:




The modules are our own creation that is specially for our spotlight collection. Most of our spotlights are using bulbs and module are available for upgrade between 15 - 19 SGD. Our team had created this module for home-owners who prefer dimmable option. With a high wattage of 12W, you can use it as a daily task lighting and dim into a cosy ambiance whenever you like. We have 2 types of modules at this moment, we have dimmable modules( in 3000K warm or 4000K cool white) and dim to warm. Interestingly, dim to warm module is 4000K cool white at full blast and gradually changes to warm light as you dim. An ideal option for practical home-owners who want both bright and cosy lighting ambiance options. Modules includes safety marked drivers.


Below are some of the lights we carry that uses modules

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Soleil spotlight, Panda spotlight and Panda spotlight(double)



Integrated Light:

Item listed as follows(from left to right): Oro pendant lamp, Pol pendant lamp and Lineaire Tracklight


Integrated light are referring to lights require drivers. The benefits of these lights are that they are always very modern designed and because of their have better light dispersion.



Different light fixtures use different kind of bulbs. There are a few common/popular options for each category. Pendant lamps and wall lamps have the most options. Due to the lamps' fanciful nature, there are a lot of ways to create a nice light fixture. Some designers prefer to use E27 as it creates many possibilities(you can swap around with different shapes of bulbs at your own convenience). Whereas others uses integrated light source to create a seamless design. For tracklights and spotlights, the commonly used bulb options are GU10, integrated light source and our very own creation, the modules. We recommend customers to go for GU10 or modules as these are inter-changeable lighting parts whereas integrated light source ones are fixed. Once integrated light source is fused, it can get quite time-consuming to change the light source.







































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