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How do I choose the right E14 light bulb?

What is an E14 bulb?

What is an E14 bulb?



An E14 bulb is one of the most used bulbs in our homes today and is also called the bulb with the small screw socket. It is the little brother of the E27 bulb that we know as the old-fashioned light bulb. The bulb is called E14 because it refers to the socket: 14-millimeter diameter. A bulb with an E14 socket always has the same base but can differ in shape.



What does an E14 bulb look like?


An E14 bulb comes in different shapes and sizes, but the most famous is the candle-shaped bulb. This one comes in both a curled shape and the standard candle shape. We often see these bulbs in chandeliers. But we also see the E14 back in other lamps such as reading lamps, table- and desk lamps. You may also know that E14 bulbs are very common in the kitchen. This type of lamp is often found in kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators and ovens. Depending on their length, some E14 bulbs even fit your cooker hood. Please note that E14 LED bulbs are not suitable for ovens, as most of them contain plastic and cannot withstand heat. Because the E14 bulb is available in different sizes and shapes. For every application, there is an E14 lamp with the right characteristics. Golf, Ball or Candle. There is a choice for everyone, matt or clear, large or small, round or oval, and even in a spot shape.

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Eco friendly - Eco friendly - The E14 bulb is available both as incandescent, halogen and LED. Incandescent bulbs are not produced any longer since only 5% of the required energy turns into light, only last for 1000 hours (>1 year) and contains toxic chemicals such as mercury. LED-bulbs contains no toxic chemicals, has a lifetime of 10 000 to 40 000 hours (4-15 years) and uses less electricity to generate light. Here you can read more about the benefits of LED: LED vs incandescent.


Do you want to switch to E14 LED bulbs?

If you want to make the switch to LED bulbs it is important that you know which wattage your current bulb is using. In the past, the wattage was equal to the amount of visible light. This is not the case with LED bulbs. When choosing the right LED bulb it is important to make a choice for the light output that the bulb emits, we call this lumen. If you use the filter on the left side of the page to choose the right E14 LED bulb.

What are the most popular brands?

Reliability is an important aspect in lighting. We can recommend the brands Philips, Noxion and Osram.
When you buy E14 LED bulbs you can choose from one of these three reliable brands.


Philips E14 Bulbs

Noxion E14 Bulbs

Osram E14 Bulbs


Which colour temperature do i need?

Colour temperature is measured in Kelvin and indicates what the colour tone the light has. For example, a low color temperature is light with a warm glow with a lot of red in it and a high color temperature is cold light with a lot of blue in it. An old fashioned incandescent bulb has a color temperature of 2700K, very warm white light.

Extra Warm Light: 1700K- 2400K E14 LED Bulb colour temperature 1700 - 2400 Kelvin
Very Warm Light: 2400 - 2700K E14 LED Bulb colour temperature 2400 - 2700 Kelvin
Warm Light: 3000K E14 LED Bulb colour temperature 3000 Kelvin
Daylight: 6500K E14 LED Bulb colour temperature 6500 Kelvin

Are E14 LED-bulbs dimmable?

Yes they are! With dimmable bulbs it is possible to adjust the amount of light. In fact you will use less energy because the bulb needs less energy when it is dimmed.

But it doesn’t end there. There is a bulb with which you can dim the color temperature and not just the amount of light. This is possible with the Philips Dimtone bulbs. You can dim the colour temperature from a warm white light of 2700K down to a warm glowing light of 2200K. With the same bulb, you can create an ambient light for relaxed Friday evenings to a functional warmer white for reading and hobbies.
We have a great assortment of dimmable LED Bulbs click here to see all dimmable E14 LED bulbs.