|blue IKEA desk lamp|
Incandescent bulb types. Life-size type R and PAR20 (circled) are shown below.
Why is that so? I did a search on the very informative website (above), and noticed that incandescent light bulbs are typically the conventional bulbs we see, and fluorescent ones are usually the longer kind. I reckon it's due to limitations imposed by the way fluorescence works. There are also fluorescent compact versions which I used for the bulbs in the living room (see last image below).
This website provides an extremely good overview of bulbs. I bought also a variety of bulbs just to try them out, so that I know which to get in the future (or try more bulbs LOLX they all fit into the living room lamp anyway). Easily available from Amazon.
BTW, the above figure for incandescent bulbs is not drawn to scale. For comparison, see image below:
|Type R (left) and Type PAR20 (right)|
|Type R (right) and compact fluorescent spiral |
|Type PAR20 (left) and compact fluorescent spiral|