What is a c-type light bulb?


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C-shaped light bulbs are designed to resemble candle flames. These bulbs are most often used for decorative purposes such as enhancing a chandelier. These bulbs are also commonly found in restaurants, bathrooms and hotels.

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C-shaped light bulbs with blunt tips are sometimes referred to as torpedo shaped, or bullet, light bulbs. C-shaped bulbs with molded, bent "flame tips," are also known as chandelier light bulbs. There are several different versions of the C-shaped bulb which are denoted by a numeral following the letter "C". Though most often used for decoration, these bulbs are also used in marquees, electronic signs and scoreboards.

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