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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.
48 product(s) found
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24V 3W INCANDESCENT E10 T3.25.

Item No.103223 Low stock
Price $6.99
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25T8DC/LED Short Version.

Item No.102217 Low stock
Price $22.95
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Price $1.95
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3W 120V INCANDESCENT FLICKER.

Item No.103219 In stock
Price $6.95
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Price $16.95
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3W GERMICIDAL E17.

Item No.106333 Low stock
Price $7.5
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3WC/BASB LILAC SCENTED BULB.

Item No.106701 Low stock
Price $2.95
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3WC/BASB MULBERRY SCENTED BULB.

Item No.106700 Low stock
Price $2.95
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3WC/BB BAYBERRY SCENTED BULB.

Item No.106702 Low stock
Price $3.99
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Price $1.95
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BRD BULB 3W 4V .75A T5 INCANDE.

Item No.106208 In stock
Price $2.95
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BRS BULB 3W 4V .75A T5 INCANDE.

Item No.106211 In stock
Price $4.99
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Bulbrite 410303 3W 120V CA5-1/2 C.

Item No.101498 Low stock
Price $2.95
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Bulbrite 715004 3T3/24V.

Item No.101394 Low stock
Price $0.95
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Chicago Miniature 120PS .02AMPS.

Item No.101719 Low stock
Price $2.09
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Eiko 08899 LED3W1383/30/840-G5.

Item No.104604 Low stock
Price $11.95
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Eiko 40552 120V .025A S6 CAN.

Item No.104448 Low stock
Price $0.92
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Eiko 42232-EIKO 2821 12V 3W.

Item No.104397 In stock
Price $1.95
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Eiko 44300-130V 2.6A INCANDESCENT.

Item No.104420 Low stock
Price $3.04
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Eiko 48000 A-62.

Item No.104475 Low stock
Price $0.91