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Shining a Light on Bayco Illumination Products

lessons in lighting | Posted: 7/6/2022

For over 30 years, Bayco has been supplying the consumer market with a vast array of portable and corded lighting products. All of Bayco’s products are produced in dedicated ISO 9001 Certified Factories—so, we know these lights come from a trusted, quality process. From providing light in the smallest workspace to lighting a whole room Bayco’s got you covered.

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Bayco has a lot of lights, but when there are so many options to choose from, how do you know which light is best for the job? Well, first we need to learn about the different types of bulbs. Bayco uses four major types of bulbs in their products: Incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and LED.

Choosing the Correct Light Bulb for Your Application

    Light Bulb
  • Incandescent bulbs are the ones we all know since they’re the ones we all grew up with. These bulbs were the first of their kind, developed in the 1870s by Thomas Edison himself. Incandescent bulbs emit light by generating heat. They are the least expensive and last between 700 to 1,000 hours.
  • Halogen bulbs are a variation of incandescent bulbs. The light they emit is closest to natural daylight, also known as “white light.” They produce light in the same way as incandescent bulbs—through heat. However, the gases in a halogen bulb produce a more natural, pleasant colour of light. Colours appear sharper under halogen light, and though they’re a bit more efficient than incandescent bulbs, they are more expensive and burn at a higher temperature. Halogen lights are usually used as automotive headlights and work lights. The most important thing to remember about halogen lights is to wear gloves while handling them. Our hands are covered in small amounts of oil, no matter how clean we think they are, and this oil can create a patch on the bulb that heats too quickly when it’s turned on and then… BOOM! That’s right, these bulbs have the capacity to explode, and no one needs to be diving in their home or workspace to avoid the blast.
  • Next, we have fluorescent bulbs. You might recognize fluorescent bulbs from any big building, warehouse, attic, basement… that’s because it’s the best choice for lighting large areas. The typical fluorescent bulb gives off a flat, cold light which is sometimes harsh. They produce this light by fluorescence—the electric current “excites” the mercury in the bulb, producing ultraviolet light and causing the phosphorous coating on the inside of the bulb to glow. There are many types of fluorescent bulbs on the market, ranging from warm light to cold light to coloured light! Fluorescents typically produce more light and last longer than incandescent.
  • Last, but certainly not least, we have LED lights. LED stands for “light-emitting diode.” This is a lighting technology that is long-lasting and extremely energy-efficient. LEDs are semiconductors, and when electrons pass through them, the energy turns into light. Since LEDs are more efficient at turning energy into light, less of the energy radiates from the bulb as heat. With cost-saving manufacturing advancements, these lights are quickly replacing street lights and commercial lighting solutions due to their energy efficiency.

Each of these bulbs has its own benefits. Incandescent bulbs are by far the least expensive, though they last the least amount of time. Halogen bulbs are the brightest, and closest to natural sunlight. Fluorescent bulbs can light large areas and last longer when compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs. LEDs have the highest up-front cost, but they also have the staying power to back it up—they last the longest out of all other bulbs which makes them an economical choice over time.

Our Selection of Bayco Products

Utility Light

Incandescent Utility Light

Here at, we have several options for Bayco’s illumination solutions. Let’s start with the Incandescent Utility Light. With a metal bulb guard, ergonomic handle shape, and built-in metal hook (rubber-tipped for your protection), this work light is easy to handle and useful in a variety of working environments. The cord is designed with a 90-degree swivel, which keeps the cord up and out of the way, making it possible to set the light down on its base for additional, hands-free use. To operate, just plug it in and push the button—it’s that easy! A great, multi-purpose lighting choice!

Clamp Light

Clamp Light

Need something that’s not going to get in your way at a worksite, or something that can hold itself just about anywhere? Clamp Lights might be just the thing you’re looking for. Now, they might not look like much, but don’t let them fool you. These multipurpose lights give you the illumination you need, wherever and whenever you need it. The Grip-Tite Super Clamp, covered in a scratch-resistant vinyl sleeve, holds the light securely to almost any surface and the adjustable ball joint allows you to point the light exactly where it’s needed. The 10 ½” clamp light can handle up to a 3000-lumen incandescent bulb and has a 6-foot cord.

What is a Lumen? Well, a lumen is a unit of measurement for brightness. These days, it’s used more often than watts, since watts measure energy use, not necessarily light output. Because LED lights are much more energy-efficient than incandescent, watts were no longer able to accurately measure the brightness of a bulb—hence lumens! The more lumens a bulb is rated for, the brighter it is.

Work Lights


Halogen Light

If you need something portable that’s perfect for petite places, look no further than the Halogen Project Work Light. This single fixture light cranks out an impressive 7,500 lumens from a single bulb—talk about lighting up a room! It has a tempered glass lens, a metal safety grill, and is powder-coated for durability. The foam grip handle makes transporting and positioning the light a snap. Simply plug it in and you’re ready to rock!


Fluorescent Light

Next is the Double-Brite Fluorescent Work Light. This light uses two 195 lumen fluorescent bulbs, each rated for a whopping 10,000 hours of use! The dual body rocker switch means that each switch can be turned on independent of the other, or both at the same time, for a total of 390 lumens of light. These bulbs emit a daylight colour and provide instant, no-flicker, cold weather starts. Perfect for those frozen Canadian winters! Built into the handle is a single, 12-amp grounded outlet, making it possible to power another tool or device directly from the light’s handle. Handy, huh? For hands-free use, this light has dual swivel hooks—one at the top and the other low down on the body.

Retractable Metal Cord Reels

Retractable Metal Corded Lights

For those situations where you just can’t seem to reach the power source, the Retractable Metal Cord Reels come in handy. These reels range from 20 feet to 50 feet in length and have grounded outlets to give you a source of power, wherever you need it. With this reel, powering your projects is quick and easy. The outlet bar even has a built-in LED status light to let you know when you have power! These reels come with mounting brackets that allow them to be attached to the wall or even the ceiling—perfect for those tricky areas in your shop or at construction sites! 

Speaking of tricky areas at construction sites, the convertible dual fixture work light would definitely come in handy. You can either mount this baby on a 6-foot tripod, use the convenient handle to carry the lights as a duo, or take the lights individually if you need them for low-angle illumination. The LEDs in these lights are rated for 50,000 hours. At 8 hours a day, that’s over 17 years! They’re sturdy, adjustable, and easy to use.

Cordless Light

Retractable Metal Cordless Lights

But hey, what if you have an area that needs a light, but you just don’t have a power source nearby? Well, you’re in luck with this cordless light. This LED task light is actually two lights in one—a spotlight and a floodlight! The spotlight on this light puts a beam of illumination exactly where you need it. The floodlight, which is built into the handle, gives you a wide, even pattern of light for illuminating nearby areas. Better yet, this LED light is rechargeable! No more stumbling over extension cords on the job site! The flat-bottom design means this light will stand up on virtually any surface, and for the times when that just won’t cut it, a hook/prop stand is included to hang the work light up or prop it against a surface. The brightness of this light, and most LEDs, is measured in lumens—12 lumens for the spotlight and 60 lumens for the floodlight. The spotlight will run for 24 hours and the floodlight for 6 hours.

So, no matter your need, or job site, Bayco has an illumination solution for you. And, here at, we’ve got all the tools and replacement bulbs you could need! Now, if you have any other questions after that illuminating discussion, please don’t hesitate to contact us here, and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list so you can stay up to date with things happening here at

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