Light globe types


The light bulb, since its invention, has taken on many different forms and found a place in a great many applications. But, of the thousands of light bulb styles available, there are four main types of light bulbs for residential applications – incandescent, fluorescent tube, compact fluorescent, and halogen. All of these bulbs come in different sizes and shapes, and produce different levels and types of light.

LED downlight globe

Light emitting diode (LED) light globes

LED globes, or 'solid state lighting' is fast becoming the lighting of choice thanks to its amazing efficiency and long life.

Compact fluorescent light globe

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)

These lamps are more efficient, readily available and burn far cooler that conventional incandescents and halogen globes.

Halogen downlight globe

Halogen globes

These types of globe offer bright, white light, which is ideal task lighting and fantastic as a reading light.

Fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent tubes provide a cool, functional and relatively energy efficient way to light large spaces.

Standard incandescent globe

Standard incandescent globes (GLS)

Because they're extremely inefficient and have a poor lifespan, these types of globes are now being phased out in Australia.

OLED panel lighting

While still a few years off, OLED lighting panels offer a great deal of promise as an artificial light source for the home.