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The Light Bulb – 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

October 18, 2016
The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

If you haven’t guessed by now, lighting happens to be one of my favourite obsessions. So today, I thought I’d share with you some light bulb inspiration.

There is something pure, simple, and reassuring about the familiar light bulb design. Todays lighting designers have ensured that the bulb design is celebrated, and appreciated in all its naked form. It is no longer necessarily to hide it inside a shade or pendant.

Did You Know…….

It is thought that there were over 20 inventors of incandescent lamps prior to Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb invention. With the earliest invention around 1802. Edison’s invention was successful compared to his competitors as his was more economically viable.

(www.edisonmuckers.org/thomas-edison-lightbulb)

Here are my 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes using the Light bulb concept…

Pulse Glass Lamp by Big Design

The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

Pulse Glass Lamp available from crowdyhouse.com

These fun Pulse Glass Lamps are made in Italy using recycled pitchers. They are a really great way to add pops of colour by utilising the coloured canvas cables wrapped inside the glass. Or stick with the plain option if you prefer a more pure look. With the ability to unravel as much of the cable as you require, you are provided with flexibility with where you want to position it. These fun eco-lamps are handmade, ensuring that each piece is unique.

Good To Know: S: D 60 mm h.230 mm, M: D80 mm h.300 mm, L: D 90 mm h.350 mm. Warm light 2700 °K, material: glass, electric cable and energy-saving bulb, Price: From £55 each

Edison E40 A165 9W Dimmable Filament LED Goliath

The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

Edison E40 Goliath available from Edisonlightglobes.com

Bigger is better in the case of the beautiful large-scale Edison E40 lamp. You can really appreciate the beauty of the lighting element, and the glass bulb that it resides in.  Providing you with a colour temperature of 2200K, ensures that this lamp will give your room a warm, welcoming glow, and I  absolutely love it! Perfect for industrial styled pads, it offers a touch of modern and vintage vibe to your spaces.

Good to Know: Rated Lamp Wattage: 9W, Luminous Flux: 720lm, Life to 50% Failure: 20,000hrs
Switching Cycles: 100,000, Dimmable, Colour Temperature: Very warm 2200K, Colour Rendition, Glass Type: Clear, Beam Angle: 360º, Base Type: Goliath Edison Screw E40, GES, Bulb Shape: A165, Height Overall: 300mm, Diameter: 165mm, Price: £74.45

Muuto E27 Socket Suspension Light by Mattias Stahlbohm

The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

Muuto E27 Socket Suspension Light available from nest.co.uk

Adding a splash of colour, the Muuto E27 is a versatile light source, which can be hung individually or grouped together, as above. Offering you flexibility, the coloured cable provides you with the opportunity to create different heights. There really is nothing stopping you from having fun styling your rooms with the MuutoE27, just let your imagination go wild. With the endless colour combinations, grouping and versatile hanging, you really couldn’t ask for a better naked bulb design.  Great for contemporary style rooms.

Good To Know:  11 bright colours to choose from. Made from vulcanised silicone rubber, E27 halogen bulb 220-240V, Energy class C with average lifespan of 1800 hours.
Dimensions, Height: 23cm x Diameter: 12.5cm, Cord length: 4m Price: £55 each

Clear Bulb Covers

The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

Available from CoxandCox.co.uk

Ok so these aren’t bulbs, but glass bulb covers. However, if you are looking for a cheaper way to install a bit of simple light bulb glamour to your rooms, these will be perfect as they are only £15.50 each.  Although you do need to buy Cox and Cox’s Vintage Flex Sets to go with them to achieve the look.  Available embossed or with a fluted pattern to suit your tastes.

Good To Know: Dia. 12.5cm, Made from Glass, Max 25W, Small Screw E14 SES bulb required Price: £15.50 each.

Bristol Table Lamp by Fransden for Heals

The Light Bulb - 5 Fun & Stylish Ways to Light Up Your Homes

Bristol Table Lamp available from Heals

With a choice of marble, metallic, concrete and wooden finishes, the Bristol Table Lamp offers you the opportunity to show off,  in style, those light bulbs. All you need to do is add your  Mega Edison E27 40W Filament Bulb.  Personally, I think it’s the perfect lamp to compliment the simplicity of the Edison bulb in all its naked glory.

Good to Know:Height (without bulb)10cm, Height (with bulb) 23cm, Diameter 8cm, Fitting E27, Wattae 40W, Dimmer compatible Available in: Brass with Black flex, Concrete with Black flex, Copper with Black flex, Green Marble with Black flex, White Marble with Light Grey flex. Price: £79.

 

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read todays post!

Until next time….

Maria

x

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amanda Dodds-Hooson October 31, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Great post Maria 🙂 xx

    • Reply maria November 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Amanda 😀 xx

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