Thursday, April 16, 2015

Frequently Asked Lighting Questions

At Bulb Direct, we have been providing specialty light bulbs since 1988 and, as lighting experts, we get a lot of lighting questions. To better serve our customers we have compiled some of our most frequently asked questions:

How much longer does an LED bulb last than an incandescent or compact fluorescent bulb?
Typically, an LED lasts about 4 times longer than a compact fluorescent and 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb.

Why is wattage so important when replacing my current bulb?
A bulb with too high a wattage can produce excess heat that can create a fire hazard or damage the fixture or socket you are putting it into. The wattage is an indication of how much power a bulb consumes.

Why should I purchase my replacement LCD projector bulb from Bulb Direct instead of someone on the web that has a better cost?
Purchasing on the web can sometimes be confusing, and while the other sites may look professional, sometimes looks can be deceiving.  Bulb Direct works with vendors that guarantee the bulbs they sell, and along with that guarantee, you know that Bulb Direct will still be here for years to come.

Where can I find the bulb code?
Different manufacturers will place the bulb code in different places.  Usually, you will find the code on the base of the bulb or on the bulb itself.  It could be 3 letters, a series of numbers or a combination of letters and numbers.

If you have any questions that we have not answered here, or on our website, please give us a call at 1-800-772-5267 and speak with any of our friendly customer service representatives. To learn more about our lighting and the bulbs we carry, visit our website. We also post more lighting and industry news on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A New Catalog!

Sometimes an old way of doing things doesn’t go out of style. While we offer a full listing of products on our website, we still print and mail a 32-page catalog that features our most popular light bulbs.

Why print when you can go online? Simple. We listened to our customers. You told us you enjoy receiving the catalog, and you missed it when it no longer came in the mail. Some of you even called to ask if we had accidentally deleted your mailing address.

So we’re returning to the tried-and-true: a printed catalog. This year, we’re featuring lots of information about many of our in-stock bulbs. You can always find complete information, pricing, and availability on our website as well.

In this year’s catalog, look for:
·        Cross-references to medical equipment to make bulb selection simpler
·        Added shape and base information with bulb codes to ease bulb identification
·        A handy ruler for measuring bulbs before you order

The new catalog also highlights specialty bulbs from our trusted manufacturers, including:
·        Osram Sylvania
·        GE
·        Philips
·        USHIO
·        EiKO®
·        TCP

Didn’t receive a catalog? Call us at 800-772-5267 or online at and we’ll get one out to you pronto!