Because we focus on commercial lighting, we're often talking about things like ballasts, fluorescent tubes, or warehouse lighting. Very practical lighting solutions. But it's nice to remember just how beautiful lights can be, and beauty is what you get from one of the most popular decorative lights for cafes, bars, and restaurants: Edison bulbs.
We've talked about them in more detail before, and even posted the picture of a local restaurant's use of these bulbs. We've reposted that image here. (We couldn't help but wonder about their electric bill, since Edison bulbs are far from efficient.) In short, they give an incredible sense of warmth and a bit of nostalgia when compared to the increasingly digital world of LED bulbs.
Today we thought we should point out the pricing of our Edison bulbs, since we have some of the best prices you can find online. Often listed at $5 to $10 elsewhere, our Edison bulbs start at just $3.25, and almost all are under $5.
If you visit our Edison bulb page, you'll find one anomaly: a bulb priced at $19.99. Why so expensive? Modern bulbs are made with tungsten filaments, which are more robust, even though early lamps were made with carbon filaments. That's why most of today's Edison bulbs are just replicas of these vintage bulbs. But our more expensive lamp has a true carbon filament. This doesn't necessarily make it a better bulb -- just more true to the original ones that were developed.
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