News Thirteen: LED CORN LIGHT BULB BUYERS GUIDE
How to Buy the Right LED Corn Bulb?
Are thinking of buying LED corn bulb? Do you know what a corn bulb is? If not, you are not alone. There are many people who might not know what corn bulbs are. These are bulbs are very useful when it comes to lighting up an area.
We have created a guide for you to buy the right corn bulb that meets your requirements. Take a look at this guide for how to buy corn bulbs.
What are Corn Bulbs?
LED Corn Bulbs are named for their appearance as they resemble the corn on the cob. They have lines of square light diodes on all sides of their tube. The cob contains individual LED lights that can vary from 80 to 108 lights. The number of lights depends on the style and size of the bulb.
They are designed to substitute the HID lamps and metal halide bulbs. They are perfect for use in areas such as parking lots, street lighting, and high bay lighting.
Why Corn Bulbs are So Popular?
The use of LED Light bulbs has increased rapidly in recent years. There are numerous reason behind this, but the main reason is their incredibly easy installation. Another reason is that it brightens up the room more than the incandescent bulbs.
Additionally, they have lower replacement cost and are more energy efficient than other bulbs. They are easy and inexpensive to maintain. What attracts people is that their lifespan is 25 years. This is 5 times more than a lamp.
Find the Correct Base
There are 2 base types for corn bulb: E26/E27 and E39/E40.
E26/E27 Base Bulbs
This is called as Medium Edison Screw or one-inch Edison Screw. It is the standard base for most of the bulbs. “E” stands for Edison, while 26 indicates the diameter of the base in mm. E26/E27 is the standard base for 120-volt bulb, which is why they are mostly found in homes.
E39/E40 Base Bulbs
It is normally referred as Mogul Edison Screw a sometimes known as Goliath Edison Screw. Similarly, the “E” stands for Edison and 39 is the diameter of the base. They are special because of their wide usage in industrial or farm applications. They are mostly used in factories, barns, and warehouses. The reason behind this is that it for the bulb with 250W in wattage.
How to Choose Lumens?
Another thing that you must bear in mind are the lumens. When you are looking for the right bulb, you should look at lumens instead of watts. Watts are a way to measure the energy that is being released by a bulb and show how bright the bulb would be.
As far as LEDs are concerned, their brightness is measured using a different unit. A lumen is a unit that is used to measure the brightness of the LED bulb. So when you are shopping for LED corn bulbs, you should pay attention to lumens.
Therefore, when you searching for some common bulbs
400-watt metal halide LED replacement, you should look for 12,000 lumens to 18,000 lumens. Find a fixture in this range or visit out 100 watt and up Corn light page. There you will see bulbs of 100 watts, 120 watt or 150-watt models. Those are all common replacements
250-watt metal halide model, 9000 to 12000 lumens is the right choice for you. 80 watt is the popular choice, but go 100 if you want brighter.
150 watts or 175 watt Metal Halide, you should look for lumens 7000 to 9600. Here look for our 60-80watt corn bulbs
75-125 watt metal halide, 4000 to 8000 lumens is more than enough. In case you usually want our 40-60watt corn bulb.
Things to Consider When Selecting Color?
The corn bulbs are available in various colors. We offer you following colors in LED corn bulb:
3000K LED Bulbs
This provides a warm white color making it best suited for houses and restaurants. Creates a softer more relaxing environment
4000K LED Bulbs
This is a white natural light that is great for business are or other work areas. The reason is that it replicates the daylight.
5000K LED Bulbs
It is a white light that is great for large spaces and outdoors.
It is better not to use colors higher than these because they are dangerous for humans and the environment. The American Medical Association has warned not use these colors 5700K and 6500K as the blue light interferes with melatonin production.
Choosing 360 VS Flat Bulb
There are 2 types of LED corn bulbs. One offers 180 degrees of light, whereas the other offers 360 degrees. People are often confused which type of bulb to buy. We are here to help you make the decision easily.
The flat bulb that offers 180 degrees of light provides light that is focused downward. On the other hand, the corn bulb that offers 360 degrees of light is better. They provide light in all the directions and are more cost effective. With the help of a reflector, you can even out the light of the bulb. They are the best choice for many outdoor and indoor applications.
Finding the Right Fitting
Corn bulbs are available in plenty of fittings because they are larger in size. You must write down the fitting reference number in order to match your new bulb. You can even find the right measurements in our images. It is recommended to leave a space for cooling.
Most of the LED bulbs come with a warning of using the bulb in the fully enclosed fixture. Our bulbs are rated as safe to be used in the enclosed fixtures for both commercial and industrial applications. You just have to keep in mind that you should leave some space.
Another think that you must pay attention to is the voltage. The LED corn bulbs work from 90 to 277V AC. We recommend you to use these voltages of corn bulb as they are safe to use
• 120 volts
• 208 volts
• 220 volts
• 240 volts
• 277 volts
Please note, we advise all our customers not to use high voltages of the bulb in 480-volt fixtures.
In the end, you must carefully select the correct LED corn bulb. Once you do, you will be glad that you took the time to find the right fit for your fixture and your space as it will be worth it! It is a great option for making outdoor area bright. With so many options available it gets complex to choose any one. With the help of this guide, we hope you buy the right corn bulb. We offer you wide range of corn bulbs that can be used in enclosed fixtures, welcome to contact us for a inquiry.