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Antique Home Lighting Guide

Edison Style Bulb

Within the confines of the 1000Bulbs.com website exist a little over 34,000 products, and of those 34,000 products are our antique bulbs. These bulbs are great replications of the bulbs used in the 19th and 20th century. We’ve put together a few of our antique bulbs that are sure to add a classic touch your home.

Edison Style: Looking for a bulb that’s true to Thomas Edison’s original bulb? Well, look no farther. The bulbs’ clear face further adds to the authenticity and warm tones, with the Tungsten filament clearly visible. The shape of these Edison style bulbs isn’t too far removed from the traditional A19 shape we have today, and they look great in antique pendant lights or in chandeliers, or in an antique lamp in study.

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4070

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4070

Decorative Chandelier: These decorative chandelier bulbs not only look just like those used in the early days, but some of these bulbs have a carbon filament inside them, reminiscent of some of the earliest bulbs produced. Providing a soft, warm glow you can’t get from a standard incandescent bulb, these bulbs are perfect in an entry way chandelier or in an antique wall sconce.

PLT T3018E26W-60W

PLT T3018E26W-60W

Tubular Antique Bulbs: Not that the previous types of bulbs haven’t been unique, but these tubular antique bulbs are really special. Coming with many different faces, from inside frost, to clear, to smoke, and each face gives each bulb its own unique feel. These bulbs can be used in many fixtures, from wall sconces to chandeliers, but are also great in movie theaters and themed restaurants.

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4080

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4080

Radio Style: These radio style bulbs recreate the vacuum tubes used in classic radios and mimic bulbs used in early 20th-century lighting. Available in carbon or tungsten filaments, these bulbs typically have a medium base, making them compatible with a number of fixtures and applications, ranging from pendant lights to themed restaurants.

Keep in mind, these antique bulbs aren’t designed for task lighting. Instead, they’re designed for creating, warm inviting tones, and to supplement existing light, not really for lighting your garage.

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  • http://gravatar.com/evrtstudio evrtstudio

    Hello, I love antique bulbs, and in fact I’m developing some lighting designs to sell through my studio – many of which are actually centered around some of the bulbs as the main feature. My question is, with the impending revision of the incandescent bulb requirements needing to be more energy efficient, will the antique style bulbs be sticking around?

    • Jordan Loa

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Brian!

      We’ve got some good news: the antique bulbs will be here to stay, and will not be affected by the upcoming changes! Check out our antique bulbs here. Hope this helps!

      • http://gravatar.com/evrtstudio evrtstudio

        That is fantastic! thanks