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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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Design Your Own Edison Vintage Pendent!

Would you like to design your own Edison Nostalgic Pendent?  We thought you would!!  NostalgicBulbs.com just added a new service to our store.  For a nominal fee we will put together the lamp you design.  Choose the style, color and length of the lamp cord.  Choose a socket from out Bulb Sockets section, and choose a bulb.  We just stared this last week and already got to make some really cool and creative Lamps.  Try for yourself, it’s fun!!

Hello world!

Welcome to nostalgicbulbs.com blog. We will keep you posted on any news, new products and the day to day activities of our new business. One of the first topics I will talk about is the phase out of the incandescent bulbs. I believe the 100 watt incandescent is already phased out and by 2014 all those bulbs will be out. The big question is whether or not our vintage reproduction bulbs will be phased out as well. I have heard a few stories about this subject. Some people say that those Antique reproduction bulbs will not be phased out since the fall under specialty bulbs and some say they will. Does anyone have any thoughts on this!