Candle/Candelabra Based Bulbs (E12)
Edison didn't invent the light bulb, he invented the Edison Screw. The E26 base has been around for 100 years and has moved into the LED age with relative ease. The E12 form factor and screw remains a challenge for everybody. Manufacturers make a lot of E14 bulbs (European Candles) but aren't too happy when your design has an E12 screw. Here's why ...
- First the LED drivers and various heat sinks just couldn't fit into this form factor. Miniaturization has fixed that problem.
- Next the Lumen Limit - LED bulbs typically could only handle 300-400 lumens without overheating. The newest COB filaments have a efficiency of close to 120 lumens per watt so we are solving that problem. 600 lumens now seems to be the limit. The goal is 800 lumens!
- Now comes E12 socket variance. The beauty of the E26 socket is a connection variance of 1mm. The E12 variance between light and no light is a mere 0.1mm. Is your socket 0.1mm off or is the screw 0.1mm off? Who cares send it back if doesn't work. Alternatively contact us so we can catalog E12 fixtures and we'll refund without having to worry about a return.