Sylvania HID lamps are high-intensity metal halide lamps that emit a high amount of lumen. These bright light sources make use of gas to emit light. When replacing an HID lamp, it is important to check the wattage and keep this the same amount for your new light source. This applies also to the base and light color of both light sources. This way, you will keep the same light effect when placing your new light source. All Sylvania HID lamps make use of an UV-block, preventing discoloration of objects. Check out the specifications per product to assure the right one.
The colour temperature refers to the colour produced by a light. It's measured in Kelvin (K) and ranges from warm white (1700K - 3000K) to daylight white (6500K). Neutral white (3100K - 5000K) is mainly used for general lighting applications.
Product Type Category
Cap / Base
The cap/base of a bulb is the part that connects it to the socket in the fixture. E27 (Edison screw) and E24 (small Edison screw) caps/bases are among the most popular, although this depends on your location. GU10 is generally the most common cap/base for spotlights. Check which cap/base you need carefully as many other types are also available.
The colour code is a combination of the colour rendering index (CRI) and the colour temperature (K). The first number refers to the CRI (1 = very poor colour rendering, 9 = maximum accuracy). The second and third numbers refer to the colour temperature. For example, a light with a colour code of 830 has very good colour rendering and produces a warm white light.