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Decorative Filament Bulbs

Decorative Filament Bulbs

Browse our range of beautiful exposed filament light bulbs including:

  • Choice of shapes, from mini tubular to large globes, find out more below
  • Long Life filaments lasting up to 4000 hours
  • Warm glowing light – as incandescent filaments these bulbs produce a warm 2700 kelvin light
  • Fully dimmable – the colour temperature of these lamps reduces to a golden amber when dimmed
  • Available in 25W, 40W and 60W versions
  • Available with screw (E27), bayonet (B22) and small screw (E14) caps to suit most common fittings

Decorative filament bulbs are ideal for use in vintage lighting or applications that require a period affect. More recently these decorative light bulbs have been adopted by both home and commercial users as steampunk and industrial styles have become fashionable.

Tip: Why not mix and match shapes to turn your lighting into a visually stimulating focal point? 

Bulb shapes:

  • Teardrop or pear - The classic pear/tear shaped squirrel cage filament bulb now has an authentic pip on the top of the glass so that it exactly matches the original Edison bulbs' design
  • Globes and mega Edison – large round glass light bulbs with diameters ranging from 80mm up to 162mm
  • GLS – The standard light bulb shape is reunited with the original carbon filament designs
  • Tubular – long and short cylindrical shaped glass filament bulbs
  • Mini Edison – a compact version of the original pear shaped bulb similar in size to a golf ball bulb 

Filament types:

These bulbs are just about the warm glowing light they give off, the filaments within the bulb are arranged in different patterns to add extra visual interest.

  • Squirrel Cage – these filaments are arranged in such a way so as to look like a cage, a design repeated in squirrel cage motors and squirrel cage fans
  • Spiral – a spiral filament twists from top to bottom down the centre of a bulb a bit like a helter skelter
  • Coil – also referred to as carbon filament, this time the filaments loop round a horizontal bar in the bulb, twisting from left to right instead of top to bottom.

Energy Saving:

Looking for a more energy efficient version? We stock a wide range of LED filament bulbs that use just a tenth of the power but still have the vintage look with filaments on show. 

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