What is Type B Bulb

Horace He

Last Updated: September 18, 2023

What is Type B Bulb

A type B bulb, also known as a candelabra bulb, is a bulb commonly used for decorative purposes. It is characterized by its slim and narrow shape, resembling a bullet or flame. Type B bulbs are typically smaller in size compared to other bulbs and have a unique design where they may bulge at the base and taper towards the top or maintain a consistent narrow shape throughout. These bulbs are designed to emit a softer and more diffused light, making them ideal for creating a cozy and intimate ambiance.

Type B bulbs are available in various wattages and can be found with different base types, such as E26, E27, E12 candelabra base, or E17 base. They are often used in candelabra-style lighting fixtures, chandeliers, wall sconces, and other decorative lighting applications. Due to their lower wattage and decorative nature, type B bulbs are not typically used as the primary source of lighting in a room but rather as accent or mood lighting. When purchasing a type B bulb, it is common to find the letter “B” followed by one or two digits on the packaging, indicating its classification within the type B bulb series.

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