Light Bulb Buying Guide

Are you confused about which lightbulb to choose?

With so many options from bulb shape, to base size to wattage, it can be confusing. We're here to help, so read our buying guide below and choose the right light bulb first time.


Step 1: Choose the shape of lightbulb you need

We stock a wide range of bulb shapes, including Dolly Bulbs, Antique Bulbs, GEO10 Bulbs, R80 Bulbs, LEDs and more.

Step 2: Select the right base for your light fitting

Lightbulbs can have different bases, so make sure you check your fitting to determine if you need a screw base, pin base, bayonet or other type.

Step 3: Select the brightness you need

With a new generation of lightbulbs and technology advances the way brightness is measured may be confusing.  You may hear the term ‘Lumens’, but be more familiar with the team ‘Wattage’.  The basic rule is the higher the lumens, the brighter the light, whilst the wattage measures the energy usage.

For more details about finding the right bulb, including energy efficient bulbs, read the Energywise Lighting Guide