Globe Lamps - Filament Bulbs and LED
Large round globe lamps are normally used in large pendants or table light fittings which can accommodate a large diameter or length of globe bulb. Available in clear, frosted, coloured and ribbed glass with Edison screw or bayonet cap bases. Whilst the wattage may be as low as 2 watts you should check the lumens as this will give you more indication as to how bright the illumination will be, so higher lumens brighter light.
The very large globes will suit a bare flex allowing attention to be given to the design of the bulb and creating a very interesting fitting rather than mere illumination. When you want a change you can swap the lamp (provided you use the same base for the flex) and give a different look to your decor.
The LED options have a lamp life of many hours to give you peace of mind when purchasing. Visit the bare flex section of our website here to see the many decorative flexes which will accommodate these lamps.
When choosing a lamp (bulb) you first need to check you have the right base, so Edison screw, E27 etc. Once you have found the right base you will then need to work out if the length of the lamp is dictated by the size of the shade, you would probably not want the lamp to protrude outside of it as this would look rather strange! So, when you have worked out these two points you can choose a lamp which takes your fancy. Whilst we may suggest a decorative globe on a bare flex there is no reason one would not work within a metal pendant especially if being viewed from underneath as it adds to the appeal.
The wattage of a lamp is the amount of power that is used by the lamp bulb and not how bright the light will be when illumianted. The lumen measurement is the total amount of light which is emitted, so you should consider this figure instead of the watts for brightness.