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What does E14; E27 etc mean in light bulbs

Animator 9 12 Wales
7 Mar 2013 6:06PM
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 5 141 England
7 Mar 2013 6:31PM
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 14 4.5k 36 England
7 Mar 2013 6:33PM
Snapster beat me to it...

This LINK should explain more..
Animator 9 12 Wales
7 Mar 2013 6:36PM
Great stuff. Thanks very much Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
7 Mar 2013 6:42PM
Your welcome, I use that company a lot for lighting supplies for my moth traps.
timbo 15 596 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 6:44PM
The E stands for Edison.
Interesting that the days of bayonet fittings are numbered, what goes around.....
Animator 9 12 Wales
7 Mar 2013 6:52PM
Just what I wanted snapster. Thank you. thanks also to you timbo Smile
thewilliam 9 6.1k
7 Mar 2013 7:35PM
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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