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Bulbs

Whichever style of lighting you choose you will need bulbs to bring it to life after dark. Buy bulbs online here at O'briens lighting, we have a large range of bulbs suited to all areas of the home and garden.

It is important that you choose the correct bulbs and that will mean finding models which are compatible with your fitting, create the right ambiance and suit your budget. You will find the bulbs to cater to all your needs in the O'Brien's lighting range.

Bulbs Compatible with Your Light Fittings

To establish which type of bulb you need, remove an existing bulb from the light or examine the packaging of a bulb. There will be a reference that you should write down. This reference code will begin with "E" for screw fittings, "B" for bayonet fittings, "GU" for push and twist bulbs or "MR" for push fittings.

CFLs, Halogens and LEDs

Once you have established the correct type of fitting you must decide whether to invest in CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps), halogens or LEDs. Bulbs are available in several sizes and your choice here may be limited by your light fitting as a bulb that is too large could protrude. You might also wish to consider the appearance of the bulb as the shape may affect the look that you achieve. Your lighting may only suit candle shaped bulbs and contemporary lighting may demand the use of spotlights. The shape of the bulb will also dictate the way that it spreads light - so all in all there's a lot to consider!

Whilst CFLs and halogen bulbs are cheaper to purchase than LEDs, they are more costly to run. LEDs will also last much longer (up to 25 years) and so tend to be the most cost effective choice overall providing you can budget for the initial expense.

Brightness and Colour

The brightness of a bulb is best expressed in lumens. You should decide how bright you would like your room to be and then choose bulbs which achieve this level of brightness. Don't forget to include all of your ceiling and wall lights in your assessment of which bulbs you need. Each light could feature multiple bulbs and these combine to create the level of lighting in the room. Bulbs also emit different colours of light and this is measured on the Kelvin scale. A lightbulb's rating should be indicated on its packaging or in the product listing online. The somewhat yellow light of the old incandescent bulbs was around 2,700 on the Kelvin scale.

Another thing to consider is how your bulbs will influence the colours in the room. This effect is measured via a CRI score. A value of 100 means that colours will appear exactly as they do in natural light whereas a score of 80 would result in colours appearing washed out. Halogen lightbulbs score in the high 90s whilst LEDs and CFLs tend to have lower ratings.

All Bulbs

01. TRIO 987-679 VINTAGE LED BULB E27 AMBER TRIO 987-679 VINTAGE LED BULB E27 AMBE save
€7.00
€5.60
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Specification Item Number 987-679 - Flask Product Category Light source Colour amber Length CM Projection CM Max Height 14CM Diameter Bulbs 1 Max Wattage 6 Cap Type E27
05316 4W LED Dimmable Filament Round- ES/E27 Clear 2700K 05316 4W LED Dimmable Filament Round- ES/E27 Clear 2700 save
€7.25
€5.80
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Product Code : 05316 Input Power (WATT) : 4 Equivalent Wattage : 40 Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 470 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 86 Colour Temperature (K) ; 2700 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable
05626 18W LED PEARL GLS ES Non-Dimmable 2700K 05626 18W LED PEARL GLS ES Non-Dimmable 2700K save
€10.60
€8.48
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Bell 05626 18W LED GLS ES Pearl 2700K Lamp 05626 ● 18W 230V ● Equivalent Watts (Approx) 100W ● Lumens 1600 ● Warm White 2700K ● Height 131mm, Diameter 74mm ● Cap Type ES-E27 ● Finish Pearl ● Burn Hours 30000 ● Dimmable NO
60017 4W ES VINTAGE AMBER DIMMABLE 60017 4W ES VINTAGE AMBER DIMMABL save
€16.20
€12.96
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Product Code: 60017 Input Power (Watt) : 4W Equivalent Wattage : 25W Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 150 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 100 Colour Temperature (K) : 2000 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable
60021 4W ES VINTAGE AMBER DIMMABLE 60021 4W ES VINTAGE AMBER DIMMABL save
€20.50
€16.40
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Product Code: 60021 Input Power (Watt) : 4W Equivalent Wattage : 25W Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 150 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 100 Colour Temperature (K) : 2000 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable
FIL058 (FIL008) | 5w & 4w LED | Candle E27 CLEAR FIL058 (FIL008) | 5w & 4w LED | Candle E27 CLEA save
€8.00
€6.40
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Product Code : FIL008 Input Power (WATT) : 4W Equivalent Wattage : 31 Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 345 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 86 Colour Temperature (K) : 2700 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable
FUMAGALLI 6W GLS ES BULB E27 NON DIMMABLE  3000K FUMAGALLI 6W GLS ES BULB E27 NON DIMMABLE 3000 save
€7.00
€5.60
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Product Code: CE4583 Input Power (Watt) : 6W Equivalent Wattage : 60W Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 800 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 100 Colour Temperature (K) : 2700 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Non Dimmable
RADIUM GLS 11 WATT LED E27 CLEAR RADIUM GLS 11 WATT LED E27 CLEAR save
€6.75
€5.40
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Product Code: CE9420 Input Power (Watt) : 11W Equivalent Wattage : 100W Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 1521 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 100 Colour Temperature (K) : 2700 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable
RADIUM GLS 11 WATT LED E27 OPAL DIMMABLE RADIUM GLS 11 WATT LED E27 OPAL DIMMABL save
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€7.60
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Product Code: CE9417 Input Power (Watt) : 11W Equivalent Wattage : 100W Warm Up Time : Instant Energy Rating : A+ Lumens (lm) : 1521 Rated Life (Hours) : 15000 Module Efficacy (Lumens/Watt) : 100 Colour Temperature (K) : 2700 Colour Rendering (Ra) : 80 Beam Angle (°) : 300 Dimming Type : Dimmable

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