Category Archives: Fluorescent Tubes

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?

Why might you purchase coloured light bulbs?

Almost any store – like Easy Light Bulbs – that has some two million bulbs in stock at any one time will inevitably have many different categories of lamp to choose from. You really can turn to us for the most comprehensive range of light bulbs for the home and beyond, from general household lighting and infra red bulbs to halogen energy savers and marine navigation bulbs – so why would you want to invest in our coloured light bulbs?

Fluorescent Tubes               Halogen Reflectors               Pygmy Bulbs

These bulbs, which here at Easy Light Bulbs encompass fluorescent tubes, halogen reflectors, pygmy bulbs, round bulbs, reflector bulbs and standard bulbs, make sense in a variety of settings. You may screw some into your ordinary light fittings to enliven the scene of a party, or they may be used to simultaneously illuminate a room and project a certain ambience. Whatever feel you want a room to have, it can be achieved with our extensive selection of coloured light bulbs.

That is even more the case when you consider the many colours in which we offer such bulbs, ranging from red, yellow and blue to gold, orange and pink. But there are so many more specification options when you buy your coloured light bulbs from Easy Light Bulbs. Even just buying coloured fluorescent tubes from us, for example, allows you to select from four-pin units and those with two pins at either end, as well as from such manufacturers as Osram, Philips, Sylvania and Narva.

Reflector Bulbs               Round Bulbs              Standard Bulbs

Similarly, when you browse our online store for coloured halogen reflectors, you can opt for GU10 or two-pin units, represented brands in this category including Bell, Casell and Osram. You can also choose between a series of wattage counts, finishes, expected lifespans, physical lengths, diameters and beam angles. That amount of choice presents itself throughout our product range – our coloured round bulbs, for instance, are available in both bayonet 22mm diameter and screw-in 27mm diameter variants.

Whether you are picking up coloured light bulbs to help to create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom, to light up exhibited items in a cabinet, as a backdrop for dancing the night away or for all manner of other potential uses, there really is no need to look to an online store other than Easy Light Bulbs. We take pride in our reputation as the complete – not to mention most competitively-priced – supplier.


How our daylight light bulbs can alleviate the problems of macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age related condition which, while totally painless, leads to a gradual loss of central vision and a reduction in your overall ability to see the world around you. Central vision becomes increasingly blurry, making tasks like reading difficult and making colours seem less vibrant.

It has been demonstrated that sunlight can accelerate macular degeneration due to the blue rays within its spectrum. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help to block out these rays, but very intense sunlight can still worsen the condition. When at home, you’ll need to pick bulbs that produce a lot of light while not exacerbating your condition.

Firstly, you should make sure you have several smaller light sources around the rooms in your home, instead of one central fixture. This will distribute light evenly. Try to avoid using spotlights or any other light source that can be looked at directly. Use shades and uplighters to avoid glare. Finally, try to ensure that light levels remain consistent throughout the house in order to save your eyes from straining adjustments.

You also need to make sure that you pick the right type of bulb. The traditional incandescent bulb does not offer a high degree of brightness, which makes it a poor choice for anyone with macular degeneration. Fluorescent lights are much brighter, but some people find the glare irritating and tiring on the eyes.

Halogen lighting provides a lot of brightness without the glare, but bulbs become hot very quickly. LED bulbs, such as those in our daylight LED panels range, can be a great option because they burn brightly, but without the heat of halogen bulbs.

Our range of daylight bulbs are a godsend for anyone suffering from macular degeneration, given that they produce full spectrum light. Full spectrum light mimics natural sunlight for high brightness without a high degree of glare, and facilitates colour differentiation to let you see everything as vividly as possible.

Here at Easy Light Bulbs, we have over 23 years of lighting experience, so you shouldn’t hesitate to call us today to enquire about our daylight bulbs. We understand the trauma that macular degeneration can cause, so you can always be assured that you’ll receive quality advice from our seasoned professionals.

Incorrect lamp disposal could cost businesses up to £3m in fines

T8 TubeFrom the 1st July new guidelines directing judges to pass harsher sentences to businesses and individuals found guilty of contravening environmental laws, will come into effect.

The guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, advice judges to penalise those who violate waste disposal regulations set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. This includes the incorrect disposal of mercury containing fluorescent lamps and waste handling offences where pollution or harm to people’s health could occur.

Large companies who knowingly breach the law risk potential fines of up to £3m, and convicted individuals face up to three years in prison.

Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive of Recolight, said: ‘The new guidelines apply the highest offence category to hazardous chemicals. Given that waste fluorescent lamps are classified as hazardous, this means that all those collecting or transporting waste lamps should double check that they are following legal requirements. More importantly, the risks to any individuals or companies who knowingly fly tip or dispose of waste lamps inappropriately are now much higher.’

Read our safe light bulb disposal guide online here for further information and advice.

Lamp Company provides products for UV Light Cupboard

We recently supplied a customer with ballast, tubes, clips, holders and lead for a UV light cupboard he was making and here is the result:

Our customer was in the process of making a viola and cello as part of a string quartet. Leaving the instruments in the UV light cupboard for a period of weeks caused the wood to darken which meant less stain was required when varnishing and the natural grain of the wood can thus be seen to best advantage.

Our customer told us that ‘the Maple sides and back of the cello should be quite striking, unusually the tree is English, cut down about seven years ago near Newark. Almost all the fronts come from Northern Italy or the South of Germany.’