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LED Bulb Styles
This page will help you choose the bulb style(s) which best fit(s) your need(s). Ain't grammar fun?

All specs are approximate, and will vary by manufacturer and production run.

Traditional bulb styles
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M5
Common Names Height* Width*
mini (just like the incandescent "mini lites" popular since the 1970s) 3/4" to 1.0" 1/4" (5 or 6 mm)
mini-ice (same shape as "mini lites" but with faceted texture)    
M5 ("mini, 5mm diameter")    
M6 ("mini, 6mm diameter")    

*All measurements are approximate.

C6
Common Names Height* Width*
strawberry (popular, but confusing, name) 1" 1/2"
C6 (means "cone, size 6")    
C6 cone (shaped similar to a pine cone)    
flametip (incorrect name)    
C6 pine cone (be aware that another product is called pine cone and looks like opened pine cones    
Non-traditional size. Most common size/shape for LED light strings, however. Smaller and slimmer than C7, but larger (and differently shaped) than M5.    

*All measurements are approximate.

C7
Common Names Height* Width*
C7 (means "Cone, size 7") 1" .75"
Traditional    
C7 Cone    
C7 Pine Cone    
C7 Faceted    
These are like your parents' or grandparents' indoor/outdoor lights. This style/size is still very popular today.    

*All measurements are approximate.

 

C9
Common Names Height* Width*
C9 (means "Cone, size 9") 2" 1"
Large Cone    
C9 Pine cone    
Large outdoor bulbs like grandpa used to have that burned your fingers if you touched them (but LED bulbs won't burn you). The main aesthetic difference is that these have a faceted texture.    

*All measurements are approximate.

 

Globe bulb styles

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This space has suffered a blackout because someone used incandescent lights here and blew a circuit.
Gum Drop
Common Names Height* Width*
Sugar Drop " "
Gum Drop    
     


*All measurements are approximate.


G12
Common Names Height* Width*
Razzberry (name made popular by Forever Bright(tm) brand LED lights) 1/2" (12 mm) 1/2" (12 mm)
Raspberry (non-jazzy spelling of "razzberry")    
G12 (means "Globe, 12mm")    
G12 faceted globe    
Berry    
Small globe    
Blueberry    

*All measurements are approximate.

G25 Multi R,O,G,G,B
G25
Common Names Height* Width*
Super Razz 1" (25 mm) 1" (25 mm)
G25 (means "Globe, 25mm")    
G25 Faceted globe    


*All measurements are approximate.


Alternative Styles

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Wide Angle Multi
Wide Angle
Common Names Height* Width*
Wide Angle 0.24" (6mm)  0.2" (5 mm)
Side-emitting    
Concave    
180 degree beam angle    


*All measurements are approximate.


Dome
Common Names Height* Width*
Dome 1/4" (6.3 mm) 0.2" (5 mm)
Natural LED    
Convex    
Focused beam    
20 degree beam angle    


*All measurements are approximate.

 

Light Bulb Styles

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MR16
(Bi-pin connection: GU5 base)
Common Names Height* Width*
MR16 "  
GU 5.3    
Low voltage (6-24 variable voltage)    
MR16 Reflector Lamp    
Designer Series MR16    
Variable Beam Angle MR16    

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MR16
(Bi-pin connection: GU5 base)
This style is dimmable
Common Names Height* Width*
MR16 "  
GU 5.3    
Low voltage (6-24 variable voltage)    
MR16 Reflector Lamp    
Designer Series MR16 Dimmable    
Variable Beam Angle MR16    

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Commercial Spot
(Many base styles available)
Common Names Height* Width*
Commercial Spot Lamp "  
Commercial Reflector Lamp    
Short neck    
Variable Beam Angle Spot Lamp    
Line voltage (100-240 variable voltage)    
Bases available: E17, E27, Bayonet    

 

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PAR 30
Common Names Height* Width*
PAR 30 "  
Floodlight    
Reflector lamp    
PAR Reflector Lamp    
     
     

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