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  • The one question we're asked the most at nostalgic Bulbs

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    Are your Edison Vintage 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.

    Since you are reading this you may also want to understand Edison bulbs a little better.

    Here is the Ultimate Guide To Understanding Edison Bulbs

    What is an Edison bulb?
    An Edison bulb is a type of light bulb that replicates the look of the original carbon filament bulbs developed by Thomas Edison in the early 1900s. These bulbs have a vintage, filament-style design that has become popular for its warm and nostalgic glow.

    How does an Edison bulb work?
    Edison bulbs work similarly to traditional incandescent bulbs. They contain a filament inside a glass bulb, which, when connected to an electrical current, heats up and produces light. The distinctive feature of Edison bulbs is the visible filament, which adds to their aesthetic appeal.

    What are the different shapes and sizes of Edison bulbs?
    Edison bulbs come in various shapes and sizes, including the classic A-shape, ST shape, globe, and tube shapes. They are also available in different base sizes, such as E26 (standard) and E12 (candelabra).

    Are Edison bulbs energy-efficient?
    Traditional Edison bulbs are not as energy-efficient as modern Edison LED bulbs. They operate on the same principles as incandescent bulbs, converting only a small percentage of energy into light and the rest into heat. LED Edison bulbs, on the other hand, are designed to be more energy-efficient.

    Are Edison bulbs suitable for outdoor use?

    Yes, our Edison bulbs are outdoor-rated. However, not all of them are so it's crucial to verify the product specifications to ensure they can withstand outdoor conditions such as moisture and temperature changes.

    How long do Edison bulbs last?
    The lifespan of Edison bulbs varies, but on average, they can last anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 hours. LED Edison bulbs generally have a longer lifespan (10,000 to 20,000 hours) compared to their incandescent counterparts.

    Can Edison bulbs be used in any fixture?
    Edison bulbs can be used in many fixtures, including pendant lights, chandeliers, and lamps. However, you should check the wattage and heat output of the bulb to ensure it's suitable for the specific fixture.

    Do Edison bulbs come in different color temperatures?
    The traditional incandescent Edison bulbs are all the same color temperature which is very warm 2000K to 2200K. The LED Edison bulbs on the other hand are available in different color temperatures, ranging from warm white to daylight (2000K to 5000K). The color temperature is usually measured in Kelvins (K), with lower Kelvins producing warmer, more yellow tones, and higher Kelvins producing cooler, more blue tones. 


    1 Response

    Cyndi W
    Cyndi W

    July 19, 2017

    These are beautiful lightings. I love vintage and love the look of your products. Are they made in USA?

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