Sylvania Lynx-TE light bulbs are CFL, or energy saving bulbs, with a GX24q base. This base has an addition to its name: 1, 2 or 3. Check your current light source to make sure you choose the right one. Besides the base, you can use other aspects of your current light source to choose your new one. In the filters on the left, you can add the wattage, light color, and whether or not the lamp needs to be dimmable. This way, you can find your new Sylvania Lynx-TE bulb quick and easy.
The colour code is a combination of the colour rendering index (CRI) and the colour temperature (K). The first number refers to the CRI (1 = very poor colour rendering, 9 = maximum accuracy). The second and third numbers refer to the colour temperature. For example, a light with a colour code of 830 has very good colour rendering and produces a warm white light.
Number of pins
It’s important that you pick a bulb with the same socket type as your current bulb in order for it to be compatible with your light fixture. A lamp with a 2-pin socket type uses a starter and a conventional ballast. A 4-pin socket type works in combination with an electronic ballast without a starter.
Colour temperature (Kelvin)
The colour temperature refers to the colour produced by a light. It's measured in Kelvin (K) and ranges from warm white (1700K - 3000K) to daylight white (6500K). Neutral white (3100K - 5000K) is mainly used for general lighting applications.
Cap / Base
The cap/base of a bulb is the part that connects it to the socket in the fixture. In the UK, B22 (Bayonet) caps/bases are still the most popular, although E27 (Edison screw) caps/bases are becoming increasingly popular. GU10 is the most common cap/base for spotlights. Check which cap/base you need carefully as many other types are also available.