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What does E14; E27 etc mean in light bulbs

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    Animator
    Animator  6 Wales
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:06 PM

    Hi. I am attempting to set up some continual lighting for a home studio. Can some one please tell me what is meant by E27 etc. etc. on a light buld or perhaps a link that I can read up on please? TIA

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    Snapster
    Snapster e2 Member 2114 forum postsSnapster vcard England
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:31 PM

    Its the screw size, the days of bayonet fitting are numbered.
    It's nothing to do with wattage or type of light etc just what it screws into.

    Ade_Osman
    Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:33 PM

    Snapster beat me to it...

    This LINK should explain more..

    Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 7 Mar 2013 - 6:34 PM
    Animator
    Animator  6 Wales
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:36 PM

    Great stuff. Thanks very much Ade_Osman

    Ade_Osman
    Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:42 PM

    Your welcome, I use that company a lot for lighting supplies for my moth traps.

    timbo
    timbo  11591 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:44 PM

    The E stands for Edison.
    Interesting that the days of bayonet fittings are numbered, what goes around.....

    Animator
    Animator  6 Wales
    7 Mar 2013 - 6:52 PM

    Just what I wanted snapster. Thank you. thanks also to you timbo Smile

    thewilliam
    7 Mar 2013 - 7:35 PM

    Traditionally, the Edison screw bulb was called ES and has a diameter of 27mm, hence E27. We used to have the 14mm Small Edison screw, SES; the Minature, MES and the Lilliputian, LES

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