This white paper illustrates the popular types of light fittings used in the common consumer market. Take a moment to read this before you purchase your next set of lights.
When purchasing LEDs it is important that you choose the correct fitting type to ensure that the lights are compatible with your existing light fittings. There are several different types of base fittings that can be selected from when choosing LEDs.
Take a moment to review the different types to determine which is going to be the right one for your needs.
This is a very common type of LED light fitting. With this type of light fitting, you will have a circular base with two bayonet pins at the base. This is essentially a bulb that just pushes into place and twists to lock.
BAYONET CAP FITTINGS
The bayonet base is going to be another style that you will commonly find for these lights. The base will usually range from 15mm and go as high as 22mm. On the two sides of the base are the male pins with female receptor slots that they will be placed into to lock together.
EDISON SCREW FITTING
This type of fitting will screw into a base in a clockwise motion. This style is quite common in many conventional light bulbs, allowing you to easily place them into existing fixtures and lamps.
A MR16 base fitting has two pins that simply fit into a female receiver. Being a 12V style of light, the MR16 LED requires a transformer to convert the electrical current from 240V to 12V. All of our MR16 lighting kits come with the required transformer.
This is a tiny two pin cap that offers light with very little voltage in it. You will usually find these in lights used in flashlights and similar smaller units that may not need the higher light output that other LED lights can offer.
Similar to other smaller light sources, you will note that the voltage requirements for this style of LED lights will be a little higher. It is important that when you are using them as a replacement bulb that you do verify that the device you are putting them into to ensure that they will operate properly.
Keep in mind that when you pick up these lights that North American and European lights may have a similar base, but the voltage requirements may be different. Because of that, when selecting you will want to ensure that the bulb you end up selecting will be safe for you to use in the country you are residing in.
Lighting To Fit Any Occasion
With some many different options and new bases coming out for LED lights all the time, there isn’t going to be an item in your home that you won’t be able to use these lights in to conserve power and to improve your lighting.