The many benefits of fluorescent tubes

What’s even better is that fluorescent tubes tend to last much longer than traditional bulbs. Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team here at Easy Light Bulbs today if you need help identifying the best light bulbs for your needs – whether fluorescent or otherwise.

These tubes are also cooler than many other types of bulb, meaning that they won’t generate unwanted heat. They last up to 20 times longer than other bulbs, so you won’t need to replace them anything like as regularly. We offer a vast range of fluorescent tubes, which allows us to cater for a wealth of needs, tastes and budgets. These bulbs are a good match for spaces of a normal room temperature, and where the lights are likely to be kept on for relatively long periods at a time, such as an hour.

Our catalogue includes a vast range of products including circular, Triphosphor and daylight fluorescent tubes. Whether you require T2, T8 diameter tubes or Triphosphor coated lamps, we can cater for your needs, and what’s more is that we can offer in-depth advice on the products in our catalogue, helping you to come to an informed decision.

The Eterna Blue T4 20W bulb is among the most popular and attractive fluorescent tubes in our range. It offers 6,000 hours of lighting and is manufactured by the highly-reputable LAMP company. Like all the products in our catalogue, it is available at a highly competitive price and you can get in touch with us at any time if you have any queries about the item.

Order your fluorescent tubes before 3pm and you’ll even be able to take advantage of next day delivery. We always carry a great deal of stock, so our customers are rarely left waiting to get the products that they order. Why not browse our online selection of fluorescent tubes right now, to see if any catch your eye?

Trust Easy Light Bulbs for your industrial lighting needs

Easy Light Bulbs remains the go-to online store for the owners and users of industrial buildings across the country, thanks to our diverse inventory of high quality industrial light bulbs. Here are just a few reasons why our products are held in such high esteem for industrial environments.

Extremely tough and durable

In most environments, such as a home, office or school, a burnt out or broken light bulb is merely an inconvenience that can be quickly put right, but industrial environments require something tougher.

That’s exactly what you will be provided with when you shop with Easy Light Bulbs. Each one of our industrial light bulbs is manufactured with an extra filament to provide additional protection against the extra stresses – such as sharp knocks and heavy vibrations – that are commonly experienced within an industrial environment. This means that each one will typically last for around 3,000 hours, appreciably longer than the average 1,000 hours of a standard incandescent.

Remarkably efficient

Our industrial light bulbs have recently become popular among domestic consumers after an EU Directive rendered the majority of traditional incandescents obsolete. This left industrial premises requiring a reliable alternative. Luckily, our bulbs meet the established criteria. You’ll be fully compliant and should also notice a significant drop in your monthly energy costs.

Wide array of bulbs

Our range of industrial service light bulbs encompasses candle, globe, GLS and golf ball shapes, with each type available in several sizes:

  • Candle: available in 15mm or 20mm bayonet diameters or 14mm or 27mm screw-in diameters
  • G95 round: available in 27mm or 22mm screw-in diameters
  • GLS bulb: available with a 22mm bayonet diameter or 27mm screw-in diameter
  • Golf ball: available in 15mm or 20mm bayonet diameters

We also stock a selection of miniature light bulbs for industrial use, including midget groove, bi-pin, telephone slide and sub-midget types, so you’ll always be able to find what you need.

We offer same day dispatch with all of our orders if placed before 3pm (GMT), with free standard delivery for orders of £15 and over and free courier delivery for orders of £50 and over. With Easy Light Bulbs, we supply the best industrial lighting solutions as quickly as possible, so contact one of our team members today to place your order.

Why light bulbs may soon be as thin as an atom

If you think that some of the light bulbs stocked by Easy Light Bulbs are a little on the thin side, you may be interested to know about a new type of bulb – one that is as thin as a sheet of paper, yet stronger than any other material on Earth. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction movies, but that hasn’t stopped a group of scientists creating it.

Admittedly, we don’t have it in stock here at Easy Light Bulbs just yet – and you may have a few years to wait. The light bulb in question was developed by scientists from Columbia University, Seoul National University and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, and is made from graphene, which – despite being as thin as an atom – is also regarded as the strongest material on the planet.

The scientists combined the very recent idea of making a light bulb from graphene with the infinitely more traditional one of mimicking the way the glowing filament works in traditional incandescent light bulbs – albeit, on a microscopic scale. Electrical currents are put through strips of graphene that have been connected to metal electrodes and suspended over the substrate. The resultant heating up of the graphene produces light.

The light that is produced isn’t microscopic, though – indeed, it is visible to the naked eye when the graphene is heated to 4,532 degrees Fahrenheit (2,500 degrees Celsius), which is about on a par with the temperature required for an incandescent light bulb filament. However, with graphene proving an ineffective heat conductor at such temperatures, the heat did have to be concentrated in a small part of the material. Varying the distance separating the filament from the substrate also changes the colour of the light.

Team leader and Columbia research scientist Young Duck Kim said that it was four years ago when he discovered graphene’s light-emitting properties, a surprising finding among others who had not imagined that graphene would be able to produce light, given that unlike an LED, it is not a semiconductor.

Kim added that we may only have to wait two or three years for graphene to begin to be attached to windows or walls for use as a light, and that within about five years, it may be used for the manufacture of transparent displays. These are intriguing possibilities for sure, and here at Easy Light Bulbs, we await with interest whether graphene could just be the future of light bulbs.

Domestic halogen lamps won’t now be phased out until 2018

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a decent amount of time will know that we have recently written about the possibility of the sale of halogen light bulbs being phased out by the European Union (EU) by as soon as next year. Well, with a vote having now taken place on the issue, we can confirm that inefficient “D”-class halogen lamps will now remain on UK store shelves until at least 1st September 2018.

That was the proposal of the European Commission that was agreed to by Member States on 17th April, following an extensive review process that was open to the public. Active contributors to this assessment included Members of the European Parliament, Member States authorities, consumer organisations, environmental NGOs and the lighting industry.

It is the low efficiency of halogen light bulbs that is leading to them being phased out, with a halogen lamp often consuming five times more than an energy-efficient LED. This led to the 2009 decision by Member States to phase out such inefficient “D”-class halogen lamps from 1st September 2016. However, the Commission has now decided that this would be too early for LED technology to fully replace halogen lamps, hence the further two-year delay.

This is good news for those of you who still shop for halogen light bulbs here at Easy Light Bulbs, and were concerned about the upfront costs of LED light bulbs if you had been forced to make the switch next year. However, 2018 is still early enough to the bring the significant benefits to the environment that the more efficient LED alternatives are capable of delivering. In the additional two years, it is also a fair bet that more efficient and affordable LEDs will become available.

The decision means that from 1st September 2018, certain non-directional mains-voltage halogen lamps – mainly the pear-shaped ones – will no longer be brought to the market. However, directional halogen lamps, such as popular spotlights, are not affected, and nor are the halogen lamps that tend to be used in desk lamps and flood lights.

In addition, the measures only apply to the offering of new products for sale, and do not impact on products that are already on store shelves, so it looks likely that online shops like Easy Light Bulbs will still have supplies of these bulbs for some time after that date.

Of the decision by the Commission, Diederik de Stoppelaar – Secretary General at the lighting industry association LightingEurope – commented: “The industry strongly supports and has for years the changeover to more energy efficient lighting solutions. While 2020 was the ideal date for a phase-out of the popular domestic halogens, 2018 is an acceptable compromise.

“What consumers must realize, is that alternative developing technologies take time to be fully realised—and then to subsequently be widely available on the market.”

Why choose LED lighting?

There is no doubt that the light bulb industry has undergone a significant transformation in the last few decades as traditional light bulbs have been removed from the market and gradually replaced with more energy efficient bulbs. There are now so many different types of lighting, but LED lights are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The light bulbs are useful in both residential and commercial buildings with LED lighting, in particular, being at the forefront of sustainability strategies deployed by organisations in the public sector so that they are perceived as being environmentally friendly. All business sectors from the manufacturing industry – from vast, wide-ranging warehouses to small offices – make use of the LED light bulb, on account of its reliability and capacity to provide the right lighting in a work environment. In addition, as the costs of running the bulbs are low and the performance of the bulb continues to improve, they are the preferred choice with many business owners.

LED bulbs are also found in many homes as well as businesses. Not only do they emit lots of light, but they are also warming and conserve energy, so they are an ideal solution for any room in the home. LED bulbs come in an array of sizes and shapes and the combination of their innovative design and stunning effects create a great ambience in any room. You can also save up to 90% energy in comparison with traditional bulbs, so there’s never been a better time to switch your home lighting to LED. Easy Light Bulbs stocks a variety of high quality, lasting bulbs to suit every room in your home.

Antique LED Bulbs  GLS Bulb  Golf Ball LED's  LED Architectural Bulbs

What’s more, our LED light bulbs provide a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours, so you don’t need to worry about replacing the bulbs regularly. We supply an array of quality light bulbs from a number of high profile suppliers, including Philips and Osram, and our products are extremely affordable. There’s the LED architectural bulb or the corn bulb as well as panels, strip lights and tubes.

LED Candle Bulbs  LED Capsule Bulbs  LED Corn Bulbs  LED Disc Lamp

We have one of the most comprehensive stock lists online, and with our low prices and high quality products, LED lighting has never been more affordable, whether the light bulbs are for your home or business.