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Miniature Light Bulbs for Sale

There’s more to miniature light bulbs than holiday decorations. These tiny lamps have a multitude of uses in applications both practical and decorative. They are available in a number of variations, colors and brightness options.


What Are Miniature Light Bulbs?

Miniature light bulbs are smaller than the standard incandescent or compact fluorescent options frequently used in light fixtures. These come in several shapes and sizes. One common shape for miniature bulbs is conical like those decorative, often colorful ones on a string of holiday lights. Other typical variations include tubular and globe-shaped. The base of a miniature bulb also varies in design. Some have grooves that allow it to be screwed into place, like a smaller version of a standard household light bulb. Alternatively, miniature light bulbs may have a wedge-shaped base, a bullet-shaped base, a pin base or a base with wire leads.


How Are They Used?

Miniature light bulbs have many important uses other than decoration. For example, they are used in flashlights as well as for colored indicator lights on important machinery such as medical monitors and industrial equipment. In addition, automobiles rely on these for illuminating the dashboard, headlights, taillights and the license plate. Aside from shape, color and use, they are categorized according to volts. Most flashlight lamps are under 10 volts, but those used for machinery range from low-volt to higher voltages, depending on the type and function.


Incandescent Bulbs vs. Miniature LED Light Bulbs

In addition to the traditional incandescent lamp, the emergence of light-emitting diode (LED) technology has given consumers more choice when it comes to smaller bulbs. Although either one may be used in most typical applications, there are some significant differences between these two options. Depending on what you want out of your lighting, you may prefer one over the other.


Here is a brief description of how they compare:


·         Power consumption: One of the primary advantages LED has is the fact that they use far less energy than the standard type of bulb. For example, the average LED lamp uses only 10 watts whereas an incandescent light of the same size would use 60 watts. This means users can expect to spend less on their utility bills or to get longer life spans from batteries.

·         Brightness: Even though they consume less energy, LEDs can provide just as much brightness as other types of lighting, if not more. The one drawback is that they tend to be directional, meaning their light doesn’t spread as much as other forms of light bulbs.

·         Color temperature: Incandescent lamps typically project light that’s on the warmer end of the spectrum, while LEDs tend to be cooler. This means the former may be better suited for applications such as illuminating artwork in a darkened room. On the other hand, the latter may be more useful as a task light for detailed work because it reduces the risk of eyestrain.

·         Other factors: Compared to traditional lamps, LEDs have a much longer life span, so they will need to be replaced less frequently. They also give off virtually no heat. However, these advantages also come with the fact that they are more expensive per unit.


Your Source for Miniature Light Bulbs

Lightbulb Wholesaler is your trusted source for replacement miniature light bulb replacements and virtually anything else related to your lighting needs. Our comprehensive inventory, competitive pricing and bulk ordering options make us the best place to find the lamps and fixtures that fit your applications.


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