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 globes, or 'solid state lighting' is fast becoming the lighting of choice thanks to its amazing efficiency and long life.
These lamps are more efficient, readily available and burn far cooler that conventional incandescents and halogen globes.
These types of globe offer bright, white light, which is ideal task lighting and fantastic as a reading light.
Fluorescent tubes provide a cool, functional and relatively energy efficient way to light large spaces.
Because they're extremely inefficient and have a poor lifespan, these types of globes are now being phased out in Australia.
While still a few years off, OLED lighting panels offer a great deal of promise as an artificial light source for the home.