SEXY LEDS' LED candelabra bulbs are my favorite LED light bulbs for chandeliers, wall mounts/sconces, ceiling fixtures.
Let's get this out of the way: these LED candelabra bulbs are not cheap. They cost $49.99 in retail stores. But their life expectancy is 30.000 hours, which is more than 20 years based on 3hrs/day use. And they use one-eighth of the power that older (incandescent) bulbs require. In the long run, LED candelabra bulbs can save you hundreds of dollars by lasting longer and being more energy-efficient.
These LED candelabra bulbs are replacements for incandescent bulbs with E12 candelabra base (this type of base is smaller than standard E26 base).
Most common application for LED candelabra bulbs is in chandeliers, wall sconces and ceiling fans. As a result of this limited application, there are some special requirements and things to look for when considering LED candelabra bulbs. Quality and quantity of light are two of them.
Chandeliers and wall fixtures more often than not are used primarily for decorative purposes. Usually they are not used for tasks requiring direct, more focused lighting (reading, for example). That's why you might use light bulbs with less wattage than you do in other parts of your house. 25 watt or 40 watt replacement will be perfect (you don't need a 100 watt bulb). For example, chandelier bulbs that I replaced in my house with LED candelabra bulbs, were 40 watt incandescent light bulbs.
I have to admit that everyone's house is different, and so is the kind of ambient light and your preference for warmer and cooler light. Light output of these lamps is a little more white/cool compared to their incandescent equivalent. It also looks a little brighter than the light from their incandescent equivalent. You might also think that the light is more green vs. pink. Or you might be completely satisfied with the quality of light. Like these customers who didn't mention this minor difference in color temperature in their LED candelabra bulb reviews.
The lamp looks great in uncovered fixtures because of the classic shape and gold/silver finishes. You can barely see light-emitting diodes which is a huge advantage compared to other LED candelabra brands (see below).
You can use special lampshades that attach to the bulb head itself. And the best part about it is that the lamps don't get too hot, so there is less chance of fire.
If you pay close attention, you might notice multiple shades created by 6 LED elements. But this shouldn't be an issue considering the decorative application in chandeliers.
These LED candelabra bulbs are a bit longer (at 4.5") compared to standard incandescent candelabras, so they might not fit in all enclosed fixtures.
Keep in mind, these LED candelabra bulbs are for indoor use only.
Regardless of your taste, the quality of these LED candelabra bulbs is stunning. As I mentioned earlier, I replaced every chandelier bulb in my house with these LED candelabra bulbs.
SEXY LEDS' LED candelabra bulbs present the most optimal combination of quality of light, performance and appearance.
My rating: 5 out of 5.
2. LEDwholesalers LED candelabra bulbs
LEDwholesalers offer a budget alternative to folks looking for cheap LED candelabra bulbs.
As always, you get what you pay for. In this case a twelve-dollar LED light bulb (price on Amazon) has several problems:
My rating: 2 out of 5.
Amazon rating: 3 out of 5.
3. Feit Electric LED Candelabra and 4. Bulbrite LED candelabra Bulbs
These LED candelabra bulbs are comparable in quality of light to SEXY LEDS' candelabra bulbs. They are in the same price range. But not as bright as SEXY LEDS (300 lumens compared to 400 lumens).
The main issue associated with these LED candelabra bulbs is their appearance. You probably wouldn't want to use them in the open chandeliers when light bulbs are visible.
Another note: LED candelabra #3 (by Feit Electric) might be too long in some applications at 6 inches.
My rating: 4 out of 5.
Amazon rating: 4 out of 5.
Conclusion: SEXY LEDS' candelabra bulbs are the best LED candelabra bulbs because of their traditional "sexy" appearance, their brightness and killer quality of light. Give them a try!
We are so confident that you are going to fall in love with these LED candelabra bulbs, that we are going to give you a 30-day trial period. If you don't like your LED candelabra bulbs, just send them back in the original packaging for the full refund.
Ania is the owner of LED candelabra bulbs.