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. E26 light bulbs are also called “Medium” base or “Standard” base. The E26’s nomenclature can be deciphered as follows:
E – Edison
26 – Diameter of the bulb screw size in mm
How they’re used:
E26 base bulbs are the most common type of bulbs in North America. While its a very common base type, the top of the E26 can vary wildly. Globe, Vintage, Tubular, Smart, or Standard bulbs all can and do utilize the E26 base. E26 bulbs are found everywhere, kitchens, garages, bedrooms, bathrooms, in floor lamps, desk lamps, ceiling lamps, fans, and much more. They can be found indoors or out.
Why you want them:
With modern LED technology, the E26 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 E26 light bulbs or our other products, feel free to contact us.