Your guide to B15 LED bulbs
- 26 Mar, 2015
Confused about LED bulbs? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Have a read through our comprehensive B15 buying guide that’ll give you all the information you need before switching to LED.
What is a B15 LED bulb?
A B15 LED bulb comes with a bayonet fitting that you’ll often find in lamp fittings in particular. These are no different to the traditional bayonet fittings you’ll be used to buying, which means you just to plug in and switch on. They’re not to be confused with B22 fittings. Both have bayonet bases, but B15s are slimmer.
What wattage do I need?
LED bulb’s brightness is measured in lumens. For example, a bulb with 300-350 lumens is comparable to 40w halogen/incandescent bulb. Using lumens as a measurement is the most accurate way of understanding how bright the bulb will be. At LEDHut, we specify the rough wattage equivalents, making it easier for you to make a decision.
What colour of light is best for me?
LEDs are available in 3 different colours, each creating a different ambience. They’re measured in Kelvins, with the higher the Kelvin rating, the whiter the light. The lower the Kelvin rating, the warmer the light. Warm White creates a cosy, subtle glow that’s ideal for living spaces. Cool White casts a fresher light that’s best suited to bathrooms and kitchens Daylight is a happy medium between the two and reflects the refreshing appeal of the great outdoors. You can learn more about colour options here, and see which colour will look best in your home.
Will I need an electrician to fit these bulbs?
No. They’re designed to fit in seamlessly with your existing bayonet fittings.
What beam angle do I need?
Beam angle, like colour variant, is completely down to where you want to situate the bulb. For decorative purposes, people often choose narrow beam angles, while wider beam angles are best suited to living spaces to cover more area with light in one go.
How much will a B15 LED cost me?
On the face of it, a B15 LED will look costly compared to halogen/incandescent/CFL bulbs. But there are a number of reasons for this; LED bulbs last longer, save money on your bills and offer a better quality of light. You’ll even see a return on the investment in just 6 months. Our B15 LED bulbs cost between approximately £6 and £9 depending on its brightness. They’re all built to give you 25,000 hours of use and are made with the highest quality components.
You can shop our B15 range here.