The legendary inventor Thomas Edison created the Edison screw base. It’s the familiar screw-like socket you see on the bottom of most light bulbs in the world. After being patented in 1909, the Edison screw base has established itself as the international standard of lighting sockets. Over 80% of light bulbs in the world use the Edison screw base because of the uniformity it allows. You can find these bases ranging in sizes from E5 to E40. E17 light bulbs are also known as intermediate base bulbs.
The E17’s nomenclature can be deciphered as follows:
E – Edison
17 – Diameter of the bulb screw size in mm
How they’re used:
E17 bulbs are larger than their E11 and E12 counterpart, but are smaller than the standard E26 base. This middle size bulb will often be found in appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, and range hoods, as well as ceiling fans, and other novelty applications like Christmas lights. E17 bulbs can be combined to create impressively illuminated environments.
Why you want them:
With modern LED technology, the E17 has improved significantly from where it began. EmeryAllen is pleased to offer these high-performance, long-life bulbs with our trademark color rendition, and lifetime warranty.
If you have any questions about our E17 light bulbs or our other products, feel free to contact us.