Sometimes people need very small globe light bulbs and that's where this bulb
comes into play. It and typically has a candelabra base or what is
sometimes known as an E12 base. This is used in many decorative
applications and smaller types of fixtures that have been exposed to light bulb.
The bulb itself is only 2 inches across in diameter and comes in clear or white
and on occasion a color of some sort. This is probably one of the most
popular lamps used in small mirrors or sign applications and comes in a variety
of wattage is to suit almost any type of light fixture. This particular lamp is a version of a decorative globe and is popular in homes and
buildings where the scale is smaller with most of the fixtures in use.
For most people
when they have a decorative lighting situation in their residence, really like the
G16.5 globes as an option because they give the globe decorative look while
staying within a small scale. Of course, there are several sizes of
decorative globes which can work in almost any exposed lighting situation you
may have. Some of the sizes that are available are everything from all 1
inch globe all the way up to a 5 inch globe, the G16.5 as stated before is 2 inches in diameter.
There are times when people just need something that's a bit smaller, the
many times fits that criteria. Common
applications for these bulbs include bathroom lighting or
other kinds of exposed fixtures where the bulb is a part of the decorative
You'll find that there are so many choices of G16.5 globe light bulbs, that can be a little
confusing, but there are just a few things to keep in mind when trying to
identify the bulb you have. When these bulbs are labeled or coded, it
refers to the number of eighths of an inch. For example, if you had a G16.5
globe light, the 16.5 would be divided by eight which would leave you 2 and that is
the number of inches of the bulb diameter. So what you have is a 2 inch
globe. Once you determine the size of the globe itself, it's very
easy to determine the wattage as it's usually stamped right on the bulb itself
or on the base. The
wattage is usually designated before that with something like 15G16.5, 25G16.5,
40G16.5 or 60G16.5 with a clear or frosted designation. The wattage is the
first number in the code number which would be 15, 25, 40 and 60 watts.
Remember that there are several wattages of G16.5 globe light bulbs, we describe some
of the most common used in home and commercial lighting here. There are
two different brands that we stock and we feel have the best quality and that
would be Westinghouse and Sylvania. We have a
large inventory of incandescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in
the field. If you need help identifying a small globe bulb, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.