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Which's Bulb in your Country, E26 or E27?


There is only a 1mm difference between the threads of E26 and E27, so they are virtually identical. Still, it's important to buy the correct bulb certified for use in your country. This is because each country and region of the world, have different certifications. B22 bulbs are also available. They are not as popular, and generally used in the Australia, and India.

An easy reference of what Bulb type is used in major markets is as follows:
 
United States - E26 Edison Screw
Canada - E26 Edison Screw
Japan & Taiwan - E26 Edison Screw
Australia - E27 Edison Screw (or B22 Bayonet Cap)
Europe - E27 Edison Screw
United Kingdom - E27 Edison Screw (or B22 Bayonet Cap)
 
For legal, and cost based reasons, the only bulbs we to the United States are E26 connector bulbs. E27 bulbs are only available to ship to countries where they are certified. We do not ship, under any circumstances, E27 bulbs to the United States. 

 

 Here is a complete list of countries and the standard Edison Screw type used.

The following countries use E26 bulbs:

  • Anguilla

  • Aruba

  • Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Belize

  • Bermuda

  • Canada

  • Cayman Islands

  • Colombia

  • Costa Rica

  • Cuba

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • El Salvador

  • Guatemala

  • Haiti

  • Honduras

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

  • Mexico

  • Nicaragua

  • Panama

  • Taiwan

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • United States

  • Venezuela

  • Virgin Islands, British

The following countries use E27 bulbs:

  • Afghanistan

  • Aland Islands

  • Albania

  • Algeria

  • Andorra

  • Angola

  • Antigua And Barbuda

  • Argentina

  • Armenia

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • Bahrain

  • Bangladesh

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Benin

  • Bhutan

  • Bolivia

  • Bosnia And Herzegovina

  • Botswana

  • Bouvet Island

  • Brazil

  • British Indian Ocean Territory

  • Brunei

  • Bulgaria

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burma

  • Burundi

  • Cambodia

  • Cameroon

  • Cape Verde

  • Central African Republic

  • Chad

  • Chile

  • China

  • Christmas Island

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • Comoros

  • Congo

  • Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The

  • Cook Islands

  • Côte d'Ivoire

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Djibouti

  • Dominica

  • Egypt

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • Eritrea

  • Estonia

  • Ethiopia

  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

  • Faroe Islands

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • France

  • French Guiana

  • French Polynesia

  • French Southern Territories

  • Gabon

  • Gambia

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Ghana

  • Gibraltar

  • Greece

  • Greenland

  • Grenada

  • Guadeloupe

  • Guernsey

  • Guinea

  • Guinea Bissau

  • Guyana

  • Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands

  • Holy See (Vatican City State)

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iran, Islamic Republic Of

  • Iraq

  • Ireland

  • Isle Of Man

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Jersey

  • Jordan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kenya

  • Kiribati

  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of

  • Kosovo

  • Kuwait

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • Latvia

  • Lebanon

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Macao

  • Macedonia, The Republic Of

  • Madagascar

  • Malawi

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mali

  • Malta

  • Martinique

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius

  • Mayotte

  • Moldova, Republic of

  • Monaco

  • Mongolia

  • Montenegro

  • Montserrat

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique

  • Myanmar

  • Namibia

  • Nauru

  • Nepal

  • Netherlands

  • Netherlands Antilles

  • New Caledonia

  • New Zealand

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Niue

  • Norfolk Island

  • Norway

  • Oman

  • Pakistan

  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Pitcairn

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Reunion

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Rwanda

  • Saint Barthélemy

  • Saint Helena

  • Saint Kitts And Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Martin

  • Saint Pierre And Miquelon

  • Samoa

  • San Marino

  • Sao Tome And Principe

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal

  • Serbia

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Solomon Islands

  • Somalia

  • South Africa

  • South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands

  • South Korea

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • St. Vincent

  • Sudan

  • Suriname

  • Svalbard And Jan Mayen

  • Swaziland

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Syria

  • Tajikistan

  • Tanzania, United Republic Of

  • Thailand

  • Timor Leste

  • Togo

  • Tokelau

  • Tonga

  • Tunisia

  • Turkey

  • Turkmenistan

  • Turks And Caicos Islands

  • Tuvalu

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom

  • Uruguay

  • Uzbekistan

  • Vanuatu

  • Vietnam

  • Wallis And Futuna

  • Western Sahara

  • Yemen

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe


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