Vintage Light Bulbs: What are Edison Lights?

We can see a huge shift in lighting design from modern high-tech LED lighting to antique and vintage designs. Towns are buzzing about the new vintage lighting craze and are constantly looking for opportunities to replace their outdated incandescent lights with amber-glow LED Edison lights.

Antique lights are increasing in popularity for lighting designers due to their striking resemblance to traditional incandescent bulbs. Edison lights are offering businesses with a variety of antique lighting options for a fraction of the energy consumption.

Vintage Light Bulbs

What are Edison Bulbs?

Filament

Following the same aesthetic as standard incandescent lights, Edison bulbs typically have a traditional glass shape with the filament being visible. They come in a variety of warm color temperatures ranging from 1800K – 3000K.

Edison bulbs are sometimes referred to as LED filament lamps in the industry (lamp is a common substitute for bulb).

LED filament bulbs can achieve the same warm light in antique-inspired glass for a lower wattage than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Edison lights offer owners the luxury of an antique design with the energy efficiency of LED technology, which would provide a longer lasting glow up to 15,000 hours.

Filament

These lights are not any different than your standard incandescent bulb except for the energy saving part, of course! But apart from that, another noticeable difference is the filament. In traditional incandescent bulbs, the filament is tightly coiled. LED filament bulbs, on the other hand, come in a variety of unique twisted designs that deliver a more sensual sensation to the eye.

Although these lights aren’t meant to be bright, they provide a great addition to any “mid-century modern” interior décor!

What are the Benefits of Using LED Filament Lamps?

If you’re looking to upgrade your lighting system to something more energy efficient without compromising the integrity of your decor, you should consider Edison bulbs or LED Filament lamps. Now there’s a whole new selection of “old-looking” bulbs that we call in the industry, “vintage-style.” Here are the many reasons why you should consider these bulbs for your next lighting project:

Edison Bulb
  • Offers a classic style unmatched by incandescent bulbs. Edison bulbs don’t require as much maintenance as traditional incandescent lights but can offer the same vintage style without the high energy costs. These bulbs can provide any space with a unique antique lighting design.
Edison Bulb
  • Wide range of bulb shapes and sizes. Edison bulbs come in a variety of bulb style options, making them versatile for many lighting fixtures. They generally come with a small E12 or medium E26 bulb socket type, which makes them ideal for residential fixtures, such as floor lamps, table lamps, and pendant lights.
Edison Bulb
  • A cheaper alternative. Edison bulbs are affordable compared to standard incandescent lights, and provide a wide range of styles, lumen outputs, and warm color temperatures.
Edison Bulb
  • Offers dimmable capabilities. Edison bulbs can be equipped with any standard dimmer that will allow you to control the brightness as well as the energy consumed.
Edison Bulb
  • Maintains brightness longer. Although LED filament bulbs are not as bright as incandescent lights, they offer a much longer lifespan up to 15,000 hours.
Edison Bulb
  • Features omnidirectional beam spread. Edison bulbs offer a 360-degree beam angle, providing optimum illumination to any space.

Recommended Reading

When replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights, you need to know how many lumens you need. A LED light can produce the same amount of lumens as an incandescent bulb but for a fraction of the energy.

If you want to replace your home's incandescent bulbs with LED lights, Edison bulbs are the way to go. Check the MOD and MOL of your current bulb, as well as the type of lamp base, to ensure that you purchase the correct size LED replacement.

LED filament bulbs produce warm color temperatures between 1800K-3000K which provides ambient lighting. Edison bulbs add style as well as function to your space and offer a variety of color finishes.

Shakir Williams
Shakir Williams

A true creative with a penchant for the spiritual and natural order. She loves the Earth, almost as much as she loves writing about it.

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