LED light bulbs will soon be the only type of bulb that you can buy in the UK. LED bulbs can last up to 25 years, far longer than halogen bulbs, which may need replacing after 1 year of use. LEDs are far more cost effective, saving you up to £240 a year, while halogens produce more heat and use 85% more power.Shop LED light bulbs
ES stands for Edison Screw and is one of the most common types of fitting. These light bulbs use a screw motion to slot into the fitting. The two types of ES are the E27 and the thinner E14 (sometimes called an SES).Shop ES light bulbs
Wattage tells you how much power a bulb uses. More watts equal more power, but it doesn’t mean more brightness – for that you need to look at the lumens.
More lumens mean a brighter light. And for the greatest energy efficiency, you want to choose a bulb with the most lumens and least wattage.
Some light bulbs have warm and cold tones, which is rated in kelvins. Candlelight is around 1,500 kelvins and 10,000 kelvins is equal to a blue sky. Standard bulbs have around 2,700 kelvins, but there are a range of options, letting you set the mood you want in your home.