Lamp Type

A lamp is a replaceable component, or bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity, though, non-electric lamps also exist.

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2D 2D are Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLS) that share uniform light with a unique shape. The lamps are named for their look as they resemble the backs of two ÒDsÓ joined together. N/A
2D 2D are Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) that share uniform light with a unique shape. The lamps are named for their look as they resemble the backs of two “Ds” joined together. n/a
A series The A-series light bulb is the "classic" type of light bulb that has been the most commonly used type for general-purpose lighting applications since the early 20th century. It has a pear-like shape and an Edison screw base. The number that follows the "A" within the A series indicates the width of the bulb in one-eighth inch units N/A
A series The A-series light bulb is the "classic" type of light bulb that has been the most commonly used type for general-purpose lighting applications since the early 20th century. It has a pear-like shape and an Edison screw base. The number that follows the "A" within the A series indicates the width of the bulb in one-eighth inch units n/a
A19 A19 is the most commonly used A-series light bulb type. It is 23Ú8 inches (60 mm) wide at its widest point, approximately 43Ú8 inches (110 mm) in length, and has a one-inch wide (type E26, i.e. approximately 26 millimetres wide) screw base. N/A
A19 A19 is the most commonly used A-series light bulb type. It is 19⁄8 inches (60 mm) wide at its widest point and has a one-inch wide (type E26, i.e. approximately 26 millimetres wide) screw base. n/a
A21 A21 bulbs are A-series with a diameter of 21/8 inches. N/A
A21 A21 bulbs are A-series with a diameter of 21/8 inches. n/a
A23 A23 bulbs are A-series with a diameter of 23/8 inches. N/A
A23 A23 bulbs are A-series with a diameter of 23/8 inches. n/a
BR30 Bulged reflector (BR) lamps are used in recessed lighting. An BR bulb comes with a reflector lamp to maximize brightness, while the bulb has a bulged shape to direct light out. BR30 bulbs h diameter of the light bulb is 30/8 inches. N/A
BR30 Bulged reflector (BR) lamps are used in recessed lighting. An BR bulb comes with a reflector lamp to maximize brightness, while the bulb has a bulged shape to direct light out. BR30 bulbs h diameter of the light bulb is 30/8 inches. n/a
BR40 Bulged reflector (BR) lamps are used in recessed lighting. An BR bulb comes with a reflector lamp to maximize brightness, while the bulb has a bulged shape to direct light out. BR40 bulbs h diameter of the light bulb is 40/8 inches. N/A
BR40 Bulged reflector (BR) lamps are used in recessed lighting. An BR bulb comes with a reflector lamp to maximize brightness, while the bulb has a bulged shape to direct light out. BR40 bulbs h diameter of the light bulb is 40/8 inches. n/a
Ceramic metal halide The ceramic discharge metal-halide (CDM) lamp, mostly referred to as Ceramic Metal Halide lamp (CMH), is a relatively new source of light that is a variation of the metal-halide lamp, which itself is a variation of the old (high-pressure) mercury-vapor lamp. N/A
Ceramic metal halide A ceramic metal halide lamp is a metal halide lamp with a sintered alumina arc tube allowing for greater color qualitites. n/a
Circline Fluorescent tube in a circular shape. N/A
Circline Fluorescent tube in a circular shape. n/a
Compact fluorescent A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp; some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps. The lamps use a tube which is curved or folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb, and a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp. N/A
Double ended tubular Double-ended light bulbs are tubes that connects to the voltage from two bases on either end of the burb. N/A
Double ended tubular Double-ended light bulbs are tubes that connects to the voltage from two bases on either end of the burb. n/a
Fluorescent A fluorescent lamp or a fluorescent tube is a low pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. An electric current in the gas excites mercury vapor which produces short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor coating on the inside of the bulb to glow. N/A
G16C G16C LED light bulbs are clear round bulbs with a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). N/A
G16C G16C LED light bulbs are clear round bulbs with a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). n/a
G25M G25M LED light bulbs are round with a diameter of 25/8 inches. N/A
G25M G25M LED light bulbs are round with a diameter of 25/8 inches. n/a
G40M G40M LED light bulbs are round with a diameter of 5 inches (40/8 inches). N/A
G40M G40M LED light bulbs are round with a diameter of 5 inches (40/8 inches). n/a
Halogen A halogen lamp is an incandescent lamp that has a small amount of a halogen such as iodine or bromine added. The combination of the halogen gas and the tungsten filament produces a halogen cycle chemical reaction which redeposits evaporated tungsten back onto the filament, increasing its life and maintaining the clarity of the envelope. N/A
High intensity discharge High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. N/A
High pressure sodium High-pressure sodium lamps have a broader spectrum of light than the low pressure, but still poorer color rendering than other types of lamps. n/a
Incandescent An incandescent bulb is an electric light which produces light with a wire filament heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows. N/A
Induction The internal electrodeless lamp or induction light is a gas discharge lamp in which the power required to generate light is transferred from outside the lamp envelope to the gas inside via an electric or magnetic field, in contrast with a typical gas discharge lamp that uses internal electrodes connected to the power supply by conductors that pass through the lamp envelope. N/A
LED An LED lamp is comprised of light-emitting diode chips, which together emit electric light. N/A
LED An LED lamp is comprised of light-emitting diode chips, which together emit electric light. n/a
Low pressure sodium Low-pressure sodium lamps only give monochromatic yellow light and so inhibit color vision at night. n/a
Mercury vapor A mercury-vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp that uses an electric arc through vaporized mercury to produce light. It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. N/A
Mercury vapor A mercury-vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp that uses an electric arc through vaporized mercury to produce light. It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. n/a
Metal halide A metal-halide lamp is an electric lamp that produces light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides (compounds of metals with bromine or iodine). It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. N/A
Metal halide A metal-halide lamp is an electric lamp that produces light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides (compounds of metals with bromine or iodine). It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. n/a
MR11 Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR11 has a diameter of 11/8 inches. N/A
MR11 Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR11 has a diameter of 11/8 inches. n/a
MR16 )Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR16 has a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). N/A
MR16 Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR16 has a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). n/a
MR8 Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR8 has a diameter of 1 inch (8/8 inches). N/A
MR8 Multifaceted reflector (MR) lamps have reflectors on the inside. The facets help gather light from the filament to create a very concentrated light beam. MR8 has a diameter of 1 inch (8/8 inches). n/a
Neon A neon lamp (also neon glow lamp) is a miniature gas discharge lamp. The lamp typically consists of a small glass capsule that contains a mixture of neon and other gases at a low pressure and two electrodes (an anode and a cathode). N/A
OLED An OLED (organic light-emitting diode) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound which emits light in response to an electric current. This layer of organic semiconductor is situated between two electrodes; typically, at least one of these electrodes is transparent. N/A
OLED An OLED (organic light-emitting diode) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound which emits light in response to an electric current. This layer of organic semiconductor is situated between two electrodes; typically, at least one of these electrodes is transparent. n/a
PAR16 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with PAR coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). N/A
PAR16 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with a coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 2 inches (16/8 inches). n/a
PAR20 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with PAR coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 20/8 inches. N/A
PAR20 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with a coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 20/8 inches. n/a
PAR30 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with PAR coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 30/8 inches. N/A
PAR30 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with a coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 30/8 inches. n/a
PAR38 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with PAR coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 38/8 inche). N/A
PAR38 Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps direct light out with a coating which maximizes the light output. PAR16 have a diameter of 38/8 inche). n/a
Photoluminescent Photoluminescent lighting is similar to self-luminous lighting, in that it does not use any energy, instead, photoluminescent matter emits light from the absorption of photons. N/A
Pin base Pin base light bulbs have two pins extending from the base that connect the light bulb to the voltage. Electrical current then flows through the pins and into the light bulb to energize the filament or ballast to generate light.Pin bases are used in MR16s, linear fluorescents, plug-in compact fluorescent bulbs, and some HID light bulbs. N/A
Pin base Pin base lamps have pins extending from the base that connect the socket. Electrical current then flows through the pins and into the lamp to energize the light source and generate light. Many lamp types are pin-based, including (but not all types): MR lamps, linear fluorescent lamps, some CFLs, and some HID lamps. n/a
Plasma Plasma lamps are a type of gas discharge lamp energized by radio frequency (RF) power. N/A
PS series The PS series bulb is similar to the A-series, but with an elongated neck. N/A
PS series The PS series bulb is similar to the A-series, but with an elongated neck. n/a
R20 R20 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 20/8 inches. N/A
R20 R20 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 20/8 inches. n/a
R30 R20 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 30/8 inches. N/A
R30 R30 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 30/8 inches. n/a
R40 R20 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 5 inches (40/8 inches). N/A
R40 R40 bulbs have reflectors that direct light forward and produce more narrow soft-edged beam commonly used as floodlights. The widest diameter is 5 inches (40/8 inches). n/a
Self luminous Self-Luminous lighting is similar to photoluminescent lighting given that it does not use any energy, but self-luminous bulbs use gaseous matter. N/A
Single ended tubular Single-ended lightbulbs are tubes that have only one base that connects to the voltage. N/A
Single ended tubular Single-ended lightbulbs are tubes that have only one base that connects to the voltage. n/a
Solid state lighting Solid state lighting (SSL) include both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies. N/A
Spiral Spiral light bulbs are common compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) design. N/A
Spiral Spiral light bulbs are common compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) design. n/a
Super T8 Super T8 lamps are 32W T8 lamps but with a barrier-coat design, high lumen maintenance (88-92 percent end-of-life lumens), long service life and high light outputÑ3100+ initial lumens as opposed to 2850 for a typical standard T8. N/A
Super T8 Super T8 lamps are 32W T8 lamps but with a barrier-coat design, high lumen maintenance (88-92 percent end-of-life lumens), long service life and high light output—3100+ initial lumens as opposed to 2850 for a typical standard T8. n/a
T10 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/4 inch (31.75 mm) diameter. N/A
T10 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/4 inch (31.75 mm) diameter. n/a
T12 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. N/A
T12 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. n/a
T12U Fluorescent U-shaped tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. N/A
T12U Fluorescent U-shaped tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. n/a
T16 Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter. N/A
T16 Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter. n/a
T17 Fluorescent tube with a 2 1/8 inch diameter. N/A
T17 Fluorescent tube with a 2 1/8 inch diameter. n/a
T2 Fluorescent tube with a 1/4 inch (7 mm) diameter. N/A
T2 Fluorescent tube with a 1/4 inch (7 mm) diameter. n/a
T26 Fluorescent tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. N/A
T26 Fluorescent tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. n/a
T29 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/8 inch (28.6 mm) diameter. N/A
T29 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/8 inch (28.6 mm) diameter. n/a
T38 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. N/A
T38 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. n/a
T4 Fluorescent tube with a 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) diameter. N/A
T4 Fluorescent tube with a 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) diameter. n/a
T5 Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter. N/A
T5 Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter. n/a
T5HO Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter with a High Output. N/A
T5HO Fluorescent tube with a 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) diameter with a High Output. n/a
T8 Fluorescent tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. N/A
T8 Fluorescent tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. n/a
T8U Fluorescent U-shaped tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. N/A
T8U Fluorescent U-shaped tube with a 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter. n/a
T9 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/8 inch (28.6 mm) diameter. N/A
T9 Fluorescent tube with a 1 1/8 inch (28.6 mm) diameter. n/a
Tungsten Tungsten is a type of incandescent lighting using a bulb with a filament made of the metal tungsten. N/A
Tungsten Tungsten is a type of incandescent lighting using a bulb with a filament made of the metal tungsten. n/a
Xenon short arc A xenon arc lamp, a type of HID, is a specialized type of gas discharge lamp, an electric light that produces light by passing electricity through ionized xenon gas at high pressure. It produces a bright white light that closely mimics natural sunlight. Xenon arc lamps are used in movie projectors in theaters, in searchlights, and for specialized uses in industry and research to simulate sunlight. N/A
Xenon short arc A xenon arc lamp, a type of HID, is a specialized type of gas discharge lamp, an electric light that produces light by passing electricity through ionized xenon gas at high pressure. It produces a bright white light that closely mimics natural sunlight. Xenon arc lamps are used in movie projectors in theaters, in searchlights, and for specialized uses in industry and research to simulate sunlight. n/a
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