Vintage Light Bulbs

Incandescent Vintage Bulbs

Our vintage light bulbs collection features all of our incandescent light bulbs. Starting from our most popular Edison bulbs to the latest vintage reproduction bulbs like the supersized mega nostalgic and the distinct nostalgic bulbs. Choose from our wide variety of each style.

The classic Edison reproduction bulb is where it all began.  Although this comeback of the Edison bulbs is slowly evolving to the new more efficient LED Edison bulbs, the unique look of the incandescent Edison bulbs is unmatched.  

Here are some of the advantages of using those incandescent Edison bulbs.

  • They are all dimmable, with all dimmer types.
  • They look more authentic than the LED Edison bulbs.
  • They are about half the price of the LED Edison bulbs.
  • A bigger selection of styles, sizes, and filament design.
  • The various filament designs are Squirrel Cage, Spiral, Hairpin, and Quad Loop.

    This is what you should know about Edison bulbs. (Keep in mind, those bulbs are designed to mimic the original Edison early 1900’s light bulbs)

    • They are not as bright as standard incandescent bulbs.  They are about half the brightness of a standard incandescent bulb at best.  
    • The color of the light (AKA color Temperature) is much warmer than the standard incandescent bulbs.
    • The bulbs glass color, amber or clear has a very little impact on the light color emitted by the bulb.
    • They can all be used outdoors or indoors.
    • They should last about 3,000 hours, which is the same as a standard incandescent light bulb. 
    • The common names those bulbs are referred to are as follows: Edison Bulbs, Vintage Bulbs, Antique Bulbs, Old Fashioned bulbs, Retro Bulbs, and Edison Style Bulbs.

    Each shape of the vintage bulbs has a type code name. Those codes specify the shape and size of each bulb. Those code names are made up of letters, and numbers. The numbers refer to the bulbs' diameter and the letters to the shape. In the US where we use the imperial system, you will take the number code and multiply it by 0.125 to get the diameter of the bulb. (Example: ST18 is 18 times 0.125 which is 2.25”)  Some online retailers list the code name in the metric system which may confuse you when your searching for a specific code.

    Below is the list of the codes in both systems with the bulbs associated with them.

    US System Metric System
    ST18 ST58
    ST21 ST64
    G25 G80
    G30 G95
    G40 G125
    A19 A60
    A21 A67
    A23 A70
    T14 T45

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