Are Edison Vintage Bulbs Dimmable?

Going on our sixth 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, whether you have a dimmer socket, or a wall 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.  Just look at the filament in the picture below:

Nostalgic Filament

Squirrel Cage Filament – Nostalgic Bulbs

But wait, there is more!  There are also a few benefits to using Nostalgic bulbs with dimmers.

  1. Save on energy consumption.  When you dim down 50% a 60 Watt bulb, your power/electricity consumption goes down 50% for that bulb.
  2.  Less heat will be generated from a dimmed incandescent light bulb.
  3. Extend the life of the bulb.  When dimming down those Nostalgic bulbs, you’ll extend the average life of the bulb.

Vintage Edison Filament

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One comment

  1. EVERYONE I HAVE SPOKEN TO HAVE TOLD ME THAY ARE NOT DIMMABLE, WHICH IN MY OPINION DEFEATS THE OBJECT. I AM DELIGHTED TO LEARN THAT THEY ARE DIMMABLE. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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