Published : 2019-03-29 10:02:22
Categories : Practical advice
Switching from halogen or fluocompact lighting to LED lighting has never been easier. The LED has not reversed all the codes, since it remains compatible with the vast majority of your luminaires. The types of caps remain unchanged. However, it is important to know the type of cap of your bulb before a purchase to ensure its correspondence with the socket you had.
Difficult to navigate among all the shapes and sizes of bulb cap that exist on the market? Here you will find multiple tips and information to guide you in choosing your bulb cap!
The socket is a component of a luminaire. You find it on wall sconces, suspensions or lamps. To create a light source, the socket must be in contact with the cap, it is only thus that the power supply is ensured.
Is called "cap", the lower part of the bulb. It is screwed or inserted according to the shape of the cap. The cap is the point of contact with the socket, between your bulb and the luminaire.
The code system consists of a letter and a number. "E" "G" "B" "R" or any other letter indicates the type / shape of cap. Then is followed by a number that refers to the diameter or the centerline of the base.
There are several types of bulb bulbs. For everyday lighting, the main pellets available on the market are many and varied:
The G4 caps are identifiable by the letter "G" and the distance between the two pins. Note that this type of bulb only works in 12V or 220V. They can be recognized by its two pins. We also distinguish them by their small sizes since the diameter between the two pins is 4 mm. Used for office lamps, small light fixtures, kitchen lights, recessed lights etc.
You will find the type of bulb cap in the product name and in the technical sheet. In this case "E14" for this bulb.
Note that you have a light bulb adapter to take advantage of new lighting options.
If your socket is in the shape of an E14 and you want to install an E27 bulb, you can choose the E14 to E27 adapter. Simply screw the adapter to your socket, and your E27 bulb to the adapter.