What Base Type is My Light Bulb?
Light bulbs come in various shapes and sizes. One of the most important aspects of a light bulb is its base type. The base type determines the fitting of the light bulb and the type of socket it will fit into. In this article, we will discuss the most common base types of light bulbs and how to determine which base type your light bulb has.
Common Base Types
- E26: The E26 base type, also known as the medium base, is the most common base type in North America. It has a diameter of 26 millimeters and is used for most household light bulbs.
- E12: The E12 base type, also known as the candelabra base, is commonly used for decorative lighting such as chandeliers and wall sconces. It has a diameter of 12 millimeters.
- E39: The E39 base type, also known as the mogul base, is used for high-wattage bulbs such as those used in streetlights or commercial settings. It has a diameter of 39 millimeters.
- G4: The G4 base type is used for small, low-wattage halogen bulbs commonly found in desk lamps and under-cabinet lighting. It has a two-pin connector.
- G13: The G13 base type is used for fluorescent tubes. It has a two-pin connector with a 13 millimeter spacing between the pins.
Determining Your Base Type
To determine the base type of your light bulb, you will need to examine the base of the bulb. Look for any markings or labels that indicate the base type. If you are unable to find any markings, measure the diameter of the base in millimeters. This will give you a good indication of the base type.
Understanding the base type of your light bulb is important when it comes to selecting the right replacement bulb. By knowing the most common base types and how to determine your own, you can ensure that you select the right bulb for your needs. Search for all lighb bulb bases LeanLight has to offer by using our filter here