How to buy the right light bulb

Do you need brighter white light to avoid eyestrain help you focus?

Or are you looking for low level candle-like light to chill out and relax?

The cap types are referred to using codes like E27 or ES27 and also with words such as Edison or Edison screw.

On the Litt homepage we also use icons to help you select the right lightbulb.

Kelvin is used in lighting to measure the color temperature of a particular light bulb.

2000k- 2200k = Extra Warm White

These amber and yellow tones are best used in spaces you want to create a relaxed atmosphere.

2500k = Warm White Plus

A soft buttery hue these bulbs can work in lots of spaces. Only a fraction warmer than our standard 2700k lightbulbs.

2700k = Warm White

The perfect colour for lots of spaces. These work really well in kitchens, bathrooms, workspaces & playrooms. The 2700k also provide great light to read with.

3000k = White

Very crisp white light which is suitable next to bathroom mirrors & task lamps for very detailed work. We do not recommend this colour in other areas of the home.

Lumens refer to the amount of light an LED lightbulb casts. You need higher lumens (400-600) for workspaces or lower lumens (100-300) for when you want to relax.

The amount of electricity a light bulb uses is measured by the watts. Use the lumens if you are trying to gauge the light output of an LED bulb.

YES! We stock dimmable bulbs where possible so you can use them in both dimmable & non-dimmable fittings or lamps.

Vintage style light bulbs are also known as Edison bulbs, which were invented in 1879. Sometimes they are also called, "retro", "funky" or "cool" lightbulbs.

The original Edison bulb has a filament in them, and now we have LED equivalents that deliver the same looking warm glow with energy saving technology. Check out our vintage LED section.

Email our team at for expert advice.

LED Lightbulbs

LED light bulbs use just 25% of energy compared to regular bulbs. This means that a single high-quality LED light can last years, saving power while
being kinder to the planet and your pocket.

Thanks to new technology, any light bulb from vintage style bulbs to spotlights are
available in LED form, so there’s no need to settle for generic alternatives.

All electrical items incusing LED and regular lightbulbs must be recycled.

For information on where to recycle your lightbulbs & electrical items in Ireland, please visit MyWaste | Ireland's Guide to Managing Waste | Recycling and Rubbish My Waste

Shipping policy

Currently, we ship to Ireland, Uk, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Croatia & Portugal.


Economy shipping is 3-5 days. Express shipping is next day delivery.


Transit time is 2 days.


Transit time is 2-5 days.

Refunds & Exchanges

We hope you love your purchase, but understand that sometimes things don't work out.

We accept returns on any unused items within 14 days of receipt. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

Buyers are responsible for all associated shipping costs. When returning items we would recommend customers hold on to proof of postage, we cannot take any responsibility for parcels that may get lost in transit.

It is the buyers responsibility to package items correctly, if an item arrives damaged it will not qualify for a return.

To start a return, you can contact us at  If your return is accepted, we’ll send you instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

Please see refund policy for more details.

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer exchanges.

The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.