Globe lights are becoming more and more popular every year.  Either using them for outdoor lighting projects or in special events, globe lights are the top choice of professional decorators and do-it-yourselfers.  

  

Our customers use these globe bulbs to create:

  • A canopy of lights for weddings and
  • Light up special events 
  • Restaurant patios and indoor spaces
  • Light up their home or gardens, and decks  

 

At Novelty Lights, we get a lot of questions about the differences between the 3 different globe shaped bulbs that we offer in both LED and Incandescent, listed from largest to smallest:

  

 

What size bulbs we recomend: 

For restaurants and other venues where the lights will be used daily, LED is becoming a popular choice because of the huge energy and cost savings.  G50 is the biggest size globe bulbs available and the one we recomend . For other projects, it really depends on how large of a bulb you want and what size socket you are needing to fit. Our G50 bulbs are definitely the most popular, followed by our G40s and G30s.

                

   The G50 bulbs use an E17 base, which is also called a C9 or intermediate base. The G40 and G30 bulbs use a smaller E12 or C7/Candelabra base. You can change out your globe lights for C7 or C9 Christmas lights for the holidays, just be sure that you order the correct size for your stringers!

Below you will see a table that compares our globe light options:

 

 

Power

Base Size

Life Span

Size

Comparison Photo

G30

5-Watt/

130 Volt

E12/C7 aka

Candelabra

3000 hour

 

 

G40

5-Watt/

130 Volt

E12/C7 aka

Candelabra

3000 hour

 

G50

7-Watt/

130 Volt

E17/C9 aka Intermediate Base

or we do sell a clear G50 bulb with an E12/C7 base.

 

3000 hour

 

 

G50 LED

0.74 - Watt

0.01 Amps/bulb

E17/C9 Intermediate Base

40,000 hour

Same dimensions as G50

Same dimensions as G50