We like incandescent bulbs and thats why we have a bulb socket guide, project to blink 1.8v flashlight bulb with Arduino. Of course you have seen Made In China filament led bulbs which are sold as faux vintage bulbs. How they works and what types are available? If you never understood the thing, the photography in this article definitely making you understand what they are. LED filament bulbs has look exact specification of sockets their counterpart incandescent bulbs. The thing was brought in market by Ushio Lighting in the year 2008. Some companies sell them as “classic LED filament lamps” (like Phillips).
What Are Filament LED Bulbs?
LED filament bulbs has filament like LED component, and also use some highly thermally conductive gas such as helium to allow the glass bulb to work as a heat sink. Each LED in that filament is very tiny and low-powered, drawing near 10 mA of current. It is just low and if one blows away does not matter. Those LED filament emitters are powered using the traditional glass insulated circuit like traditional incandescent bulbs resulting is a new type of bulb which looks, feels like an incandescent bulb. LED filament bulbs are not almost “improbable to die” unlike the regular LED bulbs but when comparison is made with traditional incandescent bulbs, has 4 to 10 times higher life span. Additionally they can be dimmed. Their power consumption is 7 watts upwards. In some studies LED filament bulbs shown to bee more efficient and slightly more costly compared to the typical LED bulbs.
In other words – they are good in certain circumstances. The lighting character of LED bulbs are not always practical. They are essentially energy saver compared to the traditional incandescent bulbs.
What Types Of Filament LED Bulbs Available?
Edison screw mount is indicated with the number E, E10 being the size of flashlight bulbs. Bigger normal household bulbs usually have E14 socket. But not everywhere screw mount is used but bayonet mount is used. Bayonet mount has numbers like B22. You should know your country’s the specification of bayonet mount of bulbs. There are adapter/converter like B22-E14 LED light screw bulb socket adapter converters. As because the Edison screw mount is becoming widely accepted (and China usually manufacture with Edison screw mount), it is practical to have such converter in case you need.
As for the types of filament LED bulbs, the styles are limited by imagination only. You can really find hundreds of styles like vintage incandescent bulbs.