bright light bulbs

looking for a very bright light bulb forliving room what are your recomendations
thanks all


  • savemoney
    savemoney Forumite Posts: 18,129
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    I recently got the megaman candle bulbs b22 and e14 and each bulb is 400 lumens. They are not cheap well cheap at this site compared with other places at around £15+ per bulb compared with £12.95. I have 5 in there as its a candelabra and its really bright. I am having a led dimmer fitted to turn it down which I got at same time as bulbs
  • zax47
    zax47 Forumite Posts: 1,263 Forumite
    Domestic bulbs don't come much brighter than this; will it do?
  • It depends upon a few things, for example: what do YOU call "bright?"; what type of fitting is it for; does it need to be dimmable; etc. ;)
    That said, after much debating and searching I settled on these, which (to me and for my circumstances) are great:
    Bayonet fitting, bright (not yellow) light - but quite a long bulb. :T
  • I have a 150W pearl incandescent for the stair landing. That would be bright in a living room!
  • Ectophile
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    If you don't like the compact fluorescent lamps, then look out for the highest wattage halogen lamp you can find.

    The highest wattage that seem widely available these days are the 100W "equivalent" (actually about 70W). But hunt around, and you may be able to get a true 100W halogen, and they are bright.
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  • SailorSam
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    I hate bright lights.
    I'd rather have half-a-dozen lights around the room so that you've got good light but where you're sitting.
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  • Tryingagainandagain
    Tryingagainandagain Forumite Posts: 152 Forumite
    I love bright light and use daylight bulbs wherever I can. John Lewis sell them, as do Hobbycraft - probably many more places.

    If I can't use them I go for LEDs with "cold" light as I find they feel brighter.

    I have a couple of "warm and cosy" table lamps but they rarely get used unless I'm entertaining as I read or do craft things when I'm alone.
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  • ed110220
    ed110220 Forumite Posts: 1,469
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    I have a 30 W compact fluorescent lamp in the kitchen, it's equivalent to about 120 W incandescent.

    It is rather large though and I don't think such a bright lamp would be suitable for a non-'work' type room - too harsh. Better to go with several smaller ones.
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  • cyclonebri1
    cyclonebri1 Forumite Posts: 12,827 Forumite
    Check out "philips genie energy saver lamps", sorry no link, but energylightbulbs were my supplier.

    We have these in two rooms, the kitchen and a bedroom.

    We have cool white, it borders on blue light. In the kitchen it's fine, the visitors to my bedroom don't see the lights on.
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