Dimmable LED Candle Light Bulbs

LED light bulbs are becoming a viable option for homeowners and businesses alike. Not only available in standard light bulb styles, our range of dimmable LED candle light bulbs allows you to create a beautiful aesthetic effect with a low-cost lighting solution.

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These dimmable LED candle lamps reduce energy by up to 90%, offering this energy and cost saving solution in a variety of cap fittings, wattages and colour temperatures. With so much selection to choose from, any existing candle style light bulb can be directly replaced with a dimmable LED candle lamp at BLT Direct.

Add Value To A Property With Environmentally-Friendly LEDs

Interior designer Danielle Proud has affirmed her opinion that making a home more environmentally friendly through the use of low-energy LED lights can add value to a property. "To make your home m...

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BLT Expand Girard Sudron Candle Lamp Range to Include Low-Energy LED Alternatives

We welcome the addition of Girard Sudron LED Candle Lamps, for a low-energy decorative lighting solution.

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What are the different types of cap and base?

There are many different types of cap and base. The more common caps and bases include 'Edison Screw', 'Bayonet Cap', 'Small Bayonet Cap' and 'Small Bayonet Cap'. To view the more unusual caps and for a complete guide to light bulbs bases view our la

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What Are Lumens?

Lumens (Lm) are a new unit of comparison for types of light bulbs and other lighting products. The Lumen is going to be used in the lighting industry to describe lighting products with increasing frequency as the Watt slips out of use. Manufacturers …

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What Colour Temperature Do I Need?

Selecting the right colour temperature for you is a process which requires a degree of careful consideration. The colour temperature of a Light Bulb is a way of describing the colour of the light given off by the Light Bulb, and is measured in Kelvin…

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What Is An LED?

A LED is a semiconductor device which gives off light output when electricity is passed through it. LEDs are used in a range of Light Bulbs, and offer you a superbly efficient and low-energy way to illuminate your space. LEDs allow for a wide r…

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How Much Power Do LEDs Use?

The benefit of using LEDs to light your home, office or business is that LEDs will be able to provide you with a great level of efficiency. Compared to traditional Incandescent and halogen light bulbs, LED lighting is several times more efficient. A…

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How Bright Are LED Light Bulbs?

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Bulbs will be able to offer you with a superb level of brightness. LED Light Bulb technology has developed over time so that a LED Light Bulb will be able to offer you an equivalent level of brightness to alternative …

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Will LED Bulbs Work In My Existing Fittings?

The global LED lighting market has developed so that a wider range than ever of LED Light Bulbs/LED Tube Lights are now available, in a plethora of styles, shapes and designs. There are now LED Light Bulbs on sale which imitate the appearance of trad…

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Do LEDs Have A Warm Up Time?

LED Light Bulbs are described as being 'instant on', meaning that they will reach full brightness as soon as they are turned on. One of the major strengths of using LED technology to illuminate your environment is that they will be able to provide yo…

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Are LED Candles the same size as old style types?

Our LED candles are a similar size however they do vary. This won't affect most people's applications because they are generally found in table/wall lamps. Our candles are avaliable in various styles and finishes, from clear glass to frosted glass a…

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LEDs

LED, or Light Emitting Diode is the term used to describe a semiconductor diode that emits light once an electrical current passes through it. In lighting, LED Light Bulbs are a leading energy saving alternative to conventional Halogen or Incandescent Lamps.

Lumens

Replacing wattage as the standard unit of brightness, Lumens is a new measure introduced with the arrival of energy saving and LED Light Bulbs. This was due to these types of bulbs being able to emit the same amount of light as conventional equivalents, with a greatly reduced power consumption.

Kelvin

Kelvin is a term used to describe the colour temperature, often displayed as just the letter K. Some common colour temperatures are 2700K, 3000K and 6500K, which relate to Very Warm White, Warm White and Daylight Light Bulbs.

Colour Temperature

Colour temperature, sometimes refered to as CCT (correlated colour temperature), is simply a method of describing the colour characteristics of a light bulb. Colour temperatures range from low (warm/yellowish) type colours all the way up to high (white/bluish) light. 

Colour temperature is measured in "Kelvin" which is explained in more detail below. More information can be found on our colour temperatures example page.

Base/Socket

A socket is a hollow object that is used to contain the light bulb base. Sockets are connected to the electrical supply to transfer the power to the base. There are many types of bases in circulation, some of the most popular include Bayonet, Screw In and GU10s.

Dimmable

Dimmable refers to whether the lumens on a light bulb can be varied (brighter/dimmer) while still maintaining reliability. Incandescent and Halogen light bulbs are dimmable as standard, when buying Energy Saving CFL or LED light bulbs please ensure you are ordering dimmable versions.

Volt

Voltage is the measurement of electrical potential. The majority of light bulbs in the UK run on 220-240 volts.

It is important to keep in mind that some light fittings/light bulbs require a low voltage source, therefore a transformer would be required to "step" down the volts.

Brightness

Brightness is the term used to describe the effect of luminance on an observer. The maximum brightness is said to be found in Pure White whilst the minimum is expected to be found in Pure Black.

Glare

Glare is a term used to describe the visual impairment caused by excessive brightness. Glare can be divided into discomfort glare and disability glare. Discomfort Glare is when a light source in the field of view causes an instinctive need to look away due to overall illumination being too bright. Disability glare is where a light source outside of the field of view causes reduced visibility inside the field of view.

Instant Start

Instant Start is the term used to describe the instantaneous ignition of a light bulb. The term can be used in reference to Control Gear and LED Light Bulbs.