Month: September 2014

How much light do these Vintage Edison bulbs really give out?

As the popularity of those vintage bulbs grows, some people are literally being left in the dark. Will a 60 watt vintage bulb give out the same amount of light as regular 60 watt incandescent bulb? Probably not. To understand this better we rally need to talk about lumens. Lumens is the measurement of light output. So regular 60 watt incandescent bulb gives out around 800 lumens. Now, the average 60 watt vintage bulb gives out only 400 lumen. Exactly half the light output. So why are those bulbs so popular? Well, those bulbs produce a nostalgic ambiance! They are not supposed to light up light up a room. The whole beauty of those bulbs is the filament and the fact that you can actually look at it. If the bulb is too bright it will look like a regular incandescent bulb.

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Are Edison Vintage Bulbs Dimmable?

Going on our third year of selling those Nostalgic Bulbs there is one questions that is constantly being asked.  Are Nostalgic bulbs dimmable?   Well, yes.  All of the Nostalgic, Antique, or Vintage Edison bulbs are dimmable.  All of those bulbs are incandescent bulbs which are dimmable with any dimmer.  The use of dimmers with those bulbs is a great idea.  The real beauty of them is the filament.  When dimmed down to really low light they look magnificent.  The filament is just bright enough so you can look at it without hurting the eyes.  Just a pleasure to look at.  I personally love the way they look when dimmed down.  I would highly recommend using dimmers if possible.Vintage Edison Filament