LED Look-a-Like Candles Bayonet Cap (B22)

If you want to switch to an energy saving lighting solution then LED lamps are the answer. We stock an extensive range of these ‘green’ light bulbs, including this selection of LED candle style light bulbs with a bayonet cap (B22) base.

LED Look-a-Like Candles Bayonet Cap (B22) Continued

At BLT Direct we stock these LED look-a-like candles from leading manufacturers, ensuring our customers receive only high quality light bulbs. Browse our selection online and achieve decorative illumination at a fraction of the cost.

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to LED - As Revealed by BLT Direct

Leading UK lighting retailer BLT Direct is urging the UK to make the switch to LED bulbs as part of this push, and has set out a list of 10 reasons why every Brit should get on-board the LED lighting bandwagon...

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Could Light Bulbs Soon Fight Jet Lag?

Did you know that most white LEDs are not actually white? It’s actually an optical illusion created by using a blue diode with a small amount of yellow light on the tip. These colours complement one another within the light spectrum and seeing them together tricks your brain into believing that it is white light.

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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.

Megaman

A UK based manufacturer founded in 1994, Megaman have quickly established themselves as a leading brand in the lighting industry. Their success started when they manufactured the world's first CFL GU10 Lamp in 2002.

Kosnic

Kosnic Lighting Ltd is a leading brand established in 2002 that produces energy saving and LED lighting products. Their popular range now includes over 700 different lighting products.

Crompton

Crompton Lamps LTD were founded in 1878 which makes them one of the oldest lamp businesses in the world. Today Crompton are still a UK based company that offer a large range of light bulbs which include LED Light Bulbs and LED Tubes.

Prolite

A manufacturer with over 40 years of lighting industry experience. Cost effective without compromising on quality, some highlights from Prolite are their Energy Saving Spirals and LED G9 Capsules.

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.

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.

Ba22d

Ba22d is the technical term for Bayonet or BC capped light bulbs. This base is 22mm in diameter and has two pins which twist and lock into the lamp holder. The "d" at the end of the code refers to the double contact on the bottom of the lamp.