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LIGHT BULB COATINGS REVEALED
Most light bulbs are available with a variety of coatings, or, no coating at all. Clear bulbs are useful when a stark, intense luminance is desired. If clear incandescent and halogen bulbs are fully exposed, the human eye will see the illuminated tungsten filament directly. This is used to good effect in Edison-style historic reproduction and vintage bulbs.
Clear bulbs can create hard shadows that in most cases are not desirable. One solution is "inside frost," the most common bulb coating. It is applied to most bulb types and sizes to provide soft appearing illumination. Frost produces moderate diffusion of the light with almost no reduction in light output.
Some bulbs come with a white coating. Finely powdered white silica coats the inside of the bulb. The result is more diffuse light than inside frost, minimizing shadows with very little absorption of light.
So called "daylight" incandescent bulbs are coated with neodymium that gives a bluish appearance to the light. These bulbs are not true full-spectrum bulbs; rather, they give the appearance of daylight by filtering out the warmer wavelengths light.
Other specialty coatings, such as for shatter-resistance, are also available. If you have any special coating needs please call us.
CONFUSED BY LIGHT BULB DESCRIPTIONS?
Light bulb descriptions can seem arcane, but they tell a lot about the bulb before you ever read the fine print. Let's look at two examples. Many bulb descriptions include a letter followed by a number. A few examples: A19, BR30, PAR20, ED28, T8. The letters are a code for bulb shape (Bulged Reflector, etc) and the number is the diameter of the bulb, at the widest point, in 1/8 inch increments. To calculate the diameter in inches, simply divide the number by 8. Now look at a typical fluorescent bulb description: F32T8/841. Translation: F is fluorescent, 32 is watts, T is shape (tubular), 8 is diameter (1 inch) and 841 gives you both CRI and color temperature information. The first number tells you the color temperature range; in this case in the 80s. The second two numbers indicate color temperature, so 41 means 4100K.
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12.5V .25A G4-1/2 INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103288 In stock
Price $0.99
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131 1.3V .10A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103244 Low stock
Price $0.99
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1447-MINI LAMP (18V, .15A).

Item No.106446 Low stock
Price $1.19
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14V .25A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103290 Low stock
Price $0.95
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1856 BULB - .8V .33A INCANDESC.

Item No.103262 Out of stock
Price $3.99
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2.33V .27A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103268 Low stock
Price $1.95
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24V 3W INCANDESCENT E10 T3.25.

Item No.103223 Low stock
Price $6.99
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28V .17A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103261 Out of stock
Price $1.14
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6.3V .15A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.103247 Low stock
Price $1.95
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Bulbrite 715004 3T3/24V.

Item No.101394 Low stock
Price $0.95
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CEC 458 1.5V .20A E10 *EA*.

Item No.103162 In stock
Price $0.95
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Chicago Miniature 1481 14V, .15A.

Item No.101720 In stock
Price $1.19
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Price $1.95
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Price $0.44
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Price $0.85
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Eiko 40168 112.

Item No.106639 Out of stock
Price $0.72
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Eiko 40237-1.25V .30A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.101749 Low stock
Price $1.8
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Price $7.2
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Eiko 40282-MINI LAMP (24V, .17A).

Item No.101773 Low stock
Price $1.95
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Eiko 40284 1487.

Item No.104383 Low stock
Price $0.94