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How Much of a Light Bulb Expert Are You?

The light bulb is an essential part of everyday life and we come into contact with these devices daily, but many are not as clued up about this essential form of illumination as they may think!

Reckon you know your GU10 LED bulbs from your LED candle bulbs? Take our quiz and find out…

LED light bulbs are widely used in a variety of settings. What does ‘LED’ in LED light bulbs stand for?

Light Energy Detractor [C]

Light Emitting Device [B]

Light Emitting Diode [A]

Incandescent light bulbs are attractive light bulbs with a visible filament. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs will save you money: (hint)

Yes [A]

No [C]

Don’t Know [B]

LED strip lights are… (hint)

The LED alternative to fluorescent tubes [C]

Small LED light bulbs attached to a sticky backing [A]

Another word for ‘fairy’ or ‘string’ lights [B]

We have smart phones and smart homes but what is a smart light bulb?

A light bulb that turns itself on [B]

A light bulb that is connected to an app, or another device [A]

A light bulb that reacts to voice commands [C]

What is the LED wattage equivalent to a standard 20 watt light bulb? (hint)

4.5 [A]

20 [C]

10 [B]

There is a huge range of light bulb styles to buy. What is a daylight light bulb? (hint)

A light bulb that mimics natural light [A]

A light bulb for use during daytime [C]

A light bulb that turns on at night, giving the impression of daylight [B]

Light bulbs have been around since the 1800s. The first commercially available light bulb was the…

Incandescent light bulb [A]

LED light bulb [C]

Halogen light bulb [B]

There are lots of words used to describe light and light bulbs. What is a lumen?

The amount of light that is visible to the human eye [A]

The unit of measuring the amount of energy a light bulb uses [B]

A brand of light bulb [C]

How did you do?

If you scored…

Mostly A – you’re a light bulb expert! It seems you know your stuff when it comes to lighting!

Mostly B – you’re almost there, but not quite as proficient in light bulb terminology as you could be! For those queries you’re not too sure about, heading to our FAQ section could help.

Mostly C – you have a lot to learn, but that’s OK! The team at BLT Direct are here to answer any questions you may have relating to light bulbs to ensure you can successfully light up your home. Contact us online or by calling 01473 716418 (we’ll answer 24/7)

Created by Steve Ellwood on 30th March, 2017


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct