9xLED ''Bug Light'' Bulb, retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 02-05-10

This is a "bug light" bulb that uses 9 amber LEDs to produce its light. It fits medium screw base receptacles; commonly used for household light bulbs in the United States. Yes, it operates directly from 110 to 130 volts AC, as used in north America.

It comes in a plastic body, with a metal medium screw base, and a transparent plastic diffusing dome over the LEDs.


The bulb is ready to use as soon as you receive it. Screw it into any standard medium base 110 to 130 volts AC receptacle.
Then, to borrow a phrase from a TV commercial, "plug it in, plug it in!"

For the purposes of this web page, I used a portable trouble light to power this bulb with.

***VERY IMPORTANT!!!*** DO NOT under any circumstances screw this bulb into a fixture controlled by a dimmer switch, whether that switch is on the wall or on the fixture itself. It WILL fail fairly quickly, and possibly quite spectacularly so, if this is done.
You don't want rats or baby spiders...I mean...you don't want an unwanted fire.

Since this product is designed to be operated from 110-130VAC, this section can be skipped.

This is an LED bulb, not a flashlight. So I won't slam it against the concrete floor of a patio, try to drown it in the john, stomp on it, run over it with a 450lb electric Celebrity wheelchair, throw it at a wall-mounted porcelain urinator to see if it smashes open (the bulb, not the urinator), or subject it to other indecencies that a flashlight might be subject to. This bulb is made primarily of plastic. So it CAN become broken if dropped, thrown, or otherwise abused. Handle it as you would an ordinary household light bulb, and it shouldn't give you any guff.

Since this is a light bulb with a set purpose, I don't have a whole lot more to say about it, other than its effectiveness as a "bug light".

The base of this bulb is E26 (26mm), which is the standard medium screw base that is used by household light blubs in the United States.

This light bulb is meant to be screwed into fixtures located in outdoor areas like porches, patios, etc. where you need a little light but don't want the insects that can be attracted to ordinary incandescent and compact fluorescent light bubs. Insects are generally considered to be blind or insensitive to yellow light, which is why yellow light bulbs are often sold as "bug lights". The peak wavelength of this bulb is ~592nm, which is in the yellow part of the spectrum. There is virtually *NO* emission shorter than 550nm.

Photograph of the lamp itself.
Beam is diffuse, so intensity measurement & beam photograph not available.

Spectrographic analysis

Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this blub.

Spectrographic analysis
Same as above; newer spectrometer software & settings used.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was sent by a website visitor for spectrographic analysis and was received on 11-14-06; because it uses LEDs to produce its light, I figured it deserved more than just a spectrographic analysis.

Because the spelling of the word "colour" on the bulb base includes a "u", it's a pretty safe bet this bulb is not made in the United States.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "bug light" bulb
    LAMP TYPE: Amber LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 9
    BEAM TYPE: Very diffuse
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by transparent diffuser
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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9xLED ''Bug Light'' Bulb *

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