The only difference between the traditional standard GLS (General Lighting Service) bulb and a candle bulb is the shape. The candle bulb was designed purely for decorative purposes to mimic a real candle where it is appropriate for the decor. This type of bulb is obviously suited to a home or venue that is traditionally styled. They are great for creating a warm and inviting tone in hotels, rustic pubs and homes that have a classic decor. You will generally find candle bulbs in chandeliers, vintage styled wall lights or exterior lanterns to name but a few.
Finding the right candle bulb:
Make sure you get the right size of cap fitting:
Candle bulbs are sold in a variety of fitting sizes so make sure you buy the right one.
Cap fitting sizes:
Whatever type you choose, candle bulbs are always an excellent way to create a warm and comforting feel in a room that is traditionally styled. Just because the time of the candle has passed it doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the style they can offer to your decor.