Antique Home Lighting Guide

Aug 30, 13 Antique Home Lighting Guide

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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Five Can’t-Miss Christmas Decorations

Aug 23, 13 Five Can’t-Miss Christmas Decorations

It may be late August, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning your Christmas decorating and getting your home ready for the upcoming holiday season. With that in mind, we’ve collected some unique Christmas decorations that will transform your home into a winter wonderland, making even Clark Griswold jealous.

Peter's Flying Santa

Peter’s Flying Santa

Peter’s Flying Santa: Now this is pretty special. Peter’s Flying Santa attaches to the top of your tree and flies around. Complete with Santa, his sleigh, and his eight reindeer, Peter’s Flying Santa is compatible with or without tree toppers and is sure to add a whimsical touch to your Christmas décor! For a video demonstration, click here.

Christmas Lite. Co CW15R-51

Christmas Lite. Co CW15R-51

Cowboy Christmas Lights: Sure, we sell lots of types of Christmas lights, from LED Christmas lights to net lights, to battery operated Christmas lights, but did you know we sell chili pepper lights? What about shotgun shell Christmas lights or cowboy boot Christmas lights? We even sell cow skull Christmas lights. So whatever your style, whether it be sophisticated, classic, or outside-the-city-limits, we’ve got you covered.

Texas A&M - Sterling 91511024ta

Texas A&M – Sterling 91511024ta

Untraditional Christmas Trees: Do you let out a “whoop” anytime you hear mention of Texas A&M? Is the blood that courses through your veins burnt orange? Wanting a break from traditional trees, looking for something more… interesting? Not only do we sell licensed university Christmas trees, we also have upside down and potted trees, and if those don’t tickle your fancy, look at our tinsel trees. Working with limited space this holiday season? Our corner and wall trees have you covered. If you’re looking to display your college football spirit, or just looking to take a break from the norm, check out our collection of unique trees!

Snowfall Lights LEDSNOW510

Snowfall Lights LEDSNOW510

LED Snowfall Tubes: Every year I plan to romp through the snow on Christmas Day, yet every year I’m disappointed. Thanks, Texas. Well, when you can’t have the real thing, this is where LED snowfall tubes come in. These are pretty fantastic. These tubes have pure white LED “drops” that mimic falling snow. Try hanging these from the trees in your front yard for an unprecedented winter look. For a video of these tubes in action, click here.

Barcana 55-24016-118

Barcana 55-24016-118

Life-Size Christmas Props: Imagine our 6-foot fiberglass Santa holding a toy bag, being the focal point of your decoration layout. If a 6-foot Santa isn’t what you had in mind, how about a 6-foot fiberglass Nutcracker, guarding your lawn or your front door? Our life-size decorations are a great way to round out your holiday decorating plans!

Don’t forget about us when it’s time to break out these awesome decorations! Share your winter wonderland with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, or send us a copy at our physical address:

1000Bulbs.com

C/O Daniel Michaelree

2140 Merritt DR.

Garland, TX 75041

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Lavish Lamps: A Quick-Tip Guide to Table Lamps

There was once a time when table lamps were simply a way to light a room. Now, not only do they make for great task lighting; they also create a sense of comfort and add to the inspired look of the rooms they are placed in. At 1000Bulbs.com, we have a great collection of lamps with different designs and color schemes for you to add to your decor. Here are a few table lamps that can enhance the look and feel of the unique style of your home.

 

For an Elegant Appearance

Bling your home with one of these radiant lamps. Ideal for living room and bed side tables, these lamps are sure to bring a sparkle to any room they are placed in!

Uttermost 26894 Cascading Crystal Table Lamp

Uttermost 26894 Cascading Crystal Table Lamp

Arteriors 49629-868 – Shimmering Glass Table Lamp

Uttermost 26894 – Cascading Crystal Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20118BS – Elegant Table Lamp

Uttermost 26440 – Dark Ceramic Table Lamp

Uttermost 26987 – Modern Table Lamp

 

 

For a Nature Inspired Ambiance

Add an extra touch of nature to your living room or den with one of these nature inspired lamps. These lamps have a rustic simplicity and are made of natural material like wood, sand stone, and more!

Arteriors 48572-701 Nature Inspired Polyester Table Lamp

Arteriors 48572-701 Nature Inspired Polyester Table Lamp

Uttermost 27416 – Twisted Tree with Birds Table Lamp

Arteriors 15404-936 – Driftwood Table Lamp

Uttermost 27960 – Rustic Table Lamp

Arteriors 43136-109 – Silver Branch Iron Table Lamp

Arteriors 48572-701 – Nature Inspired Polyester Table Lamp

 

For a Splash of Color

Give your room a color splash with one of these intriguing lamps. Finished in bright colors like green and turquoise, these lamps will be sure to add a sensational pop to any neutral colored room!

Flambeau TA1104 Alluring Table Lamp

Flambeau TA1104 Alluring Table Lamp

Arteriors 17416-543 – Hand Thrown Terracotta Lamp

Uttermost 26347 – Elegant Table Lamp

Arteriors 17392-541 – Porcelain Table Lamp

Flambeau TA1104 – Alluring Table Lamp

Arteriors 17323-354 – Glass Table Lamp

 

 

For a Simple Style

If you are looking for something casual, try one of these simple lamps. The lamps are finished in neutral tones, yet have a charming and simple design to them.

Kenroy Home 20685DB Dark Burgundy Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20685DB Dark Burgundy Table Lamp

Arteriors 16321-240 – Wood Table Lamp

Uttermost 26481 – Fluted Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20685DB – Dark Burgundy Table Lamp

Arteriors 17297-210 – Optic Glass Table Lamp

Uttermost 26253 – Bronze Table Lamp

 

For an Industrial Look

Are metal, industrial-type designs your thing? These lamps lamps have just the edge you’re looking for. Made of materials such as steel and iron, these lamps are perfect for your edgy style!

Lazy Susan 626011 Steel Wrapped Wire Table Lamp

Lazy Susan 626011 Steel Wrapped Wire Table Lamp

Arteriors 46264-373 – Brass and Wood Table Lamp

Lazy Susan 626011 – Steel Wrapped Wire Table Lamp

Arteriors 46649-220 – Open Iron Table Lamp

Uttermost 27989-1 – Glass Table Lamp

Arteriors 46673 – Iron Table Lamp

 

 

For a Little Touch of Folly

Unique in style, these lamps bring a whimsical charm to any bedroom, living room, or den. Intricately designed for a distinguishing touch, these lamps are sure to embrace your eclectic style.

Flambeau TA1016 Abstract Table Lamp

Flambeau TA1016 Abstract Table Lamp

Flambeau TA1016 – Abstract Table Lamp

Arteriors 43139-113 – Iron Spine Table Lamp

Flambeau TA1017-S – Vintage Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20105CBS – Modern Table Lamp

Uttermost 26417 – Hammered Scroll Table Lamp

 

For a Vintage Revival

Trying to retrofit everything in your home? Check out these vintage lamps! Influenced by 20th century modern styles, these lamps are sure to bring a vintage charm to your home.

Kenroy Home 20090SMB Retro Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20090SMB Retro Table Lamp

Kenroy Home 20090SMB – Retro Table Lamp

Uttermost 27427-1 – Ceramic Table Lamp

Hudson Valley L125-AGB – Crystal Table Lamp

Arteriors 49823-316 – Glass Sphere Table Lamp

Uttermost 26462 – Glass Table Lamp

 

 

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How to Decorate like a Pirate: Nautical Decor

Aug 09, 13 How to Decorate like a Pirate: Nautical Decor

Ahoy, mateys! In honor of the last day of Shark Week, we are spotlighting some of our nautical home decor. The collection includes replicas of classic sailboats, decorative nautical wall decor, and other archaic nautical pieces. Take a gander; some of this pirate’s booty could be just what you’re looking for!

Model Sailboats

Channel your inner Jack Sparrow with one of our model sailboats! Made of solid wood, each sailboat features hand-stitched cotton sails and brass hardware to enhance the authenticity of the boat’s appearance. They are intricately hand-painted, adding every detail of the original boats to the vintage replicas. The boats also include authentic rope that creates the lines for the sails. Perfect for display in any room, the model sail boats come with their own stands, crafted for their unique designs. For an elegant, sophisticated look, try the Authentic Models AS167 Ironsides sailboat!

Decorative Boat Oars

Boat oars play an integral part in a boat’s structure, so why not add them to your nautical decor? Our collection of boat oars range from simple wall decor to decorative coat racks. The oars are made of solid wood and are carefully hand-painted to add detail to each one. The Authentic Models FE120 oar coat rack features four knobs to keep coats, bags, umbrellas, and more from cluttering your floors. Show off your nautical enthusiasm by enhancing your decor with one of the many decorative boat oars!

Navigation Tools

Authentic Models CO015 Lifeboat Compass

Authentic Models CO015 Lifeboat Compass

How would you be able to navigate the high seas without the proper tools? The collection of nautical navigation tools features a variety of handcrafted compasses and telescopes. The compasses are made of either solid brass or bronze and have their own French-finished rosewood cases, giving the pieces a refined, timeless appearance. Along with the compasses, the telescopes are also made of brass or bronze, accented with authentic leather to add to their pristine appearance. Pair the Authentic Models KA038 Avalon telescope with the Authentic Models CO015 compass to enhance the authenticity of your nautical decor.

Vintage Walking Sticks

Round out your nautical collection with a decorative walking stick! The decorative, solid wood walking sticks are accented with brass elements, unique to their specific purposes. The Authentic Models WS006 time companion walking stick has a clock under the brass knob, while the Authentic Models WS005 walking stick features an authentic, zooming telescope as its handle. Though the Authentic Models WS002 captain’s walking stick may seem ordinary, the brass knob at the top opens to unveil a hidden compass. Be the captain of your ship with an Authentic Models decorative walking stick!

Whether you’re a pirate or a nautical enthusiast, this collection of decor features a variety of products to enhance any nautically themed room! If you have any questions regarding our nautical room decor, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus!

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Rope Light vs Tape Light: A Breakdown

Aug 02, 13 Rope Light vs Tape Light: A Breakdown

So you want to add under cabinet lighting to your kitchen, or perhaps add accent lighting to your deck or patio, but you’re not sure what kind of lighting to use, rope light or tape light. Both have their advantages, but which one works best for you?

Rope Light: Rope light is a great, versatile tool that’s used in many accent lighting applications. From adding a fun touch to your deck to adding a warm tone to restaurants, there’s not a whole lot you can’t do with rope light. While rope light offers tons of advantages, there’s a few things you should know. For starters, rope light can be tricky to maneuver in tight spaces (not to mention rope light can’t be bent at a 90-degree angle without breaking the wires inside) , and even the smallest diameter rope light can present challenges when it comes to concealment. Available in 12-volt, 24-volt, and 120-volt in LED and incandescent, these higher voltages give you the freedom to create virtually any lighting scheme you can imagine. With that being said, rope light can only be cut into certain sections, and the amount of these sections changes from size to size. Also, rope light gets hot, very hot, so this must be taken into consideration when deciding where to put your rope light. Rope light is generally more expensive, and it also does not offer the RGB (red, green, blue) option, therefore somewhat limiting your color options.

 

LED Tape Light

LED Tape Light

Tape Light: Tape light is sometimes called LED strip lights, and for a good reason. Tape light looks exactly the way it sounds: flat. The shape of tape light has some serious  advantages. For one, due to its shape, it’s much easier to work with than rope light, and fits into tighter spaces much easier, too. Also, tape light is super easy to install, especially with L-shape connectors for 90-degree turns, since all you have to do is peel off the adhesive backing, and, that’s it. What’s more, LED tape light is cheaper than rope light and offers multiple colors, including RGB color changing tape light. So with all these positives, it certainly seems like tape lights don’t have many drawbacks. Well, there’s a couple, but the biggest is tape lights have a very limited run, 16-feet for a 24-volt strip to be exact. While this is perfect for those small projects, if you’re looking to light your whole kitchen, things could get messy because every section requires its own power source, and you’re going to be left with a wad of cables to power those sections.

Which is better? Well, neither one is outright better than the other. Both have their advantages over the other. However, both are suitable for damp locations, but they cannot be submerged. So the bottom line here is this: if you need to light 100 or so feet, rope light is the definite winner there, but if you’re looking to light small sections with quick, simple installation, then look at tape light.

 

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Customer Favorites: Top 10 Decorative Light Bulbs

Jul 12, 13 Customer Favorites: Top 10 Decorative Light Bulbs

As decorative lighting is part of our overall home decor, it is important to make sure we have the best bulbs in our fixtures. Here are the top ten decorative light bulbs on our site, each with their own characteristics that make them great.

Antique Lighting

Gold Swirl B11 Antique Bulb

This B11 gold swirl antique light bulb creates a warm glow, reminiscent of 20th century lighting. It is made of gold frosted amber glass with a hand-wound tungsten filament inside of it, magnifying its vintage appeal. The intricate design of the lamp allows the bulb to be shown, adding distinction to your decorative light fixtures. Because it operates at 20 watts, this antique bulb creates a soothing light, ideal for night time lighting!

Golden Smoke Flame CA11 Antique Bulb

Bring a rich ambiance to your interior design with the 12.5-watt CA11 golden smoke flame antique bulb! The decorative incandescent lamp is created from hand-blown amber glass and has a bent tip that sits on top of it, enhancing the lamp’s candle-like appearance. The candelabra base and gold frost finish make this bulb perfect for decorative chandeliers. For a romantic atmosphere, try this golden smoke vintage bulb!

Also available: 20-watt Golden Smoke Flame Antique Bulb

A Different Kind of White

Satco S3369 F15 Aurora Colored Glass

Satco S3369 F15 Aurora Colored Glass

Satco S3369 F15 Aurora Colored Glass

With aurora colored glass, the Satco S3369 F15 bulb adds sparkle to your chandelier. The decorative incandescent lamp operates at 40 watts and is rated for an average of 1,500 hours. It features a medium (E26) base, offering you the freedom to use it in a variety of lighting applications. Give your chandelier the stunning touch it needs with this aurora-finished lamp!

Bulbrite 411006 S6 Silicone Tip

If you want something unique, try the Bulbrite 411006 S6 frosted silicone tip bulb! The bulb has a flame-like appearance, adding a dramatic effect to your hall lighting. It operates at 6 watts with a life expectancy of 1,500 hours. The silicone covering makes the bulb shatter-resistant, assuring the bulb’s durability. With a distinctive appearance, this candelabra lamp is perfect for your decorative lighting needs!

The Top LEDs

Archipelago Dimmable LED CA10 Decorative Torpedo

Archipelago Dimmable LED CA10 Decorative Torpedo

Archipelago Dimmable LED CA10 Decorative Torpedo

Starting at only $9.98, the 3-watt Archipelago decorative torpedo is an ideal choice for high chandeliers and sconces. The long life makes it perfect for hard to reach fixtures, as less maintenance is required. This driverless, bent tip LED bulb has a candelabra base and replaces a 25-watt incandescent lamp. Give your decorative lighting a longer life with this decorative LED torpedo bulb!

Archipelago Dimmable LED G16.5

If you prefer decorative globes to torpedo bulbs, try this Archipelago G16.5 LED globe! Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, the 3-watt globe has a 2700K color temperature and replaces a 25-watt incandescent. It has a long life of 50,000 hours and is CSA listed for use in wet locations (enclosed fixtures only). Whether it’s used in a hall chandelier or an outdoor lantern, this decorative globe is sure to give off a beautiful white light throughout its lifetime!

A Touch of Color

Bulbrite 410303 Clear CA5 with Flicker Flame

Bulbrite 410303 Clear CA5 with Flicker Flame

Bulbrite 410303 Clear CA5 with Flicker Flame

The Bulbrite 410303 CA5 flicker flame bulb imitates the flicker of a real flame. Operating at 130 volts, the decorative incandescent lamp has a rated life of 2,500 hours and features a candelabra base.  The bulb can be used indoors or out, adding ambiance to your decorative lighting. For an authentic look in your sconce, lantern, or chandelier, try the Bulbrite flicker flame lamp!

Satco S3243 Petite CA5 Frost/Yellow Tip

Embellished with a yellow tip, the Satco S3243 petite CA5 frosted bulb is brings a splash of color to its surroundings. The bent tip bulb has a brass candelabra base and is rated for a 1,500 hour life. Add a colorful and nostalgic touch to your decor with this Satco yellow tip bulb!

For other colors, be sure to visit our colored decorative bulbs category!

Favorite CFLs

TCP 10714C-51K Torpedo CFL

If CFL bulbs are your preferred choice for lighting, this TCP 10714C-51K torpedo CFL bulb is the way to go! Great for indoor and outdoor use, it operates at 14 watts and has an average life of 8,000 hours. The 5100K color temperature creates a bright, white light, equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent lamp. With a candelabra base, this lamp is perfect for chandeliers, lanterns, and more!

TCP 1G2004C Globe G20 CFL

TCP 1G2004C Globe G20 CFL

TCP 1G2004C Globe G20 CFL

Part of the InstaBright family, the 4-watt TCP 1G2004C G20 CFL globe bulb is a wonderful replacement for 25-watt incandescent lamps.  The 2700K bulb reaches full brightness faster than other CFLs, enhancing its overall performance. For a bright, energy efficient lighting option, choose the TCP CFL G20 globe!

 

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