Choosing Your Globe

All Carver lights take a screw-in, E27 Globe. They are rated IP20 for indoor use only.

The first thing to consider when choosing a globe is how you want your light to function. If it is the only light source in a room, you will want a brighter globe with higher lumens. For a warmer, softer effect, a low-lumens vintage globe is best.

Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. More lumens means it's a brighter light; fewer lumens means it's a dimmer light.

The globe can add to the beauty of the shade, particularly vintage globes.

The Marilyn and Bouquet designs show part of the light bulb exposed. If you choose a brighter globe for these designs, a frosted globe reduces the glare.

Bouquets are best suited to candle globes. You can change the angle of all designs by lifting and turning the shade. This is particularly useful for the Bouquet to change the direction of the light or the Marilyn to hide part of the globe. A small, round vintage globe also looks beautiful in the Bouquets. If you are placing your Bouquet over a breakfast bar and need a brighter light without the glare, the Mirabella candle globe works best. If you want your Bouquet to light a room with a brighter globe, it is best to hang these above eye level.

We recommend Luce Bella LED globes from Bunnings and Mirabella globes which are available from your supermarket. They range from $5 to $20 a globe and both offer an extensive range of globes to suit your needs.

If you have a dimmer switch already installed, be sure to use a dimmable globe.

Here are some recommendations:

 Best for the Marilyn, Audrey, Dimple and Envelope.



Best for the Marilyn, Audrey, Dimple and Envelope  for a warm, low-light effect.



 Best for the Marilyn, Audrey, Dimple and Envelope and Bouquet for a low-light effect.




Best for the Marilyn, Audrey, Dimple and Envelope for a brighter light.


 Best for Bouquets. Provides strong lighting without any glare.

 Best for Bouquets.  


Have fun experimenting with your globes. Please call us If you'd like to discuss your light bulb options.