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  • Incandescent Vintage Bulbs

    Absolutely, all incandescent vintage bulbs are fully dimmable with all dimmer types.

    The amount of light produced by Edison bulbs can vary depending on factors such as the wattage of the bulb and the specific design of the filament. However, compared to standard incandescent bulbs or modern energy-efficient options like Vintage Style LED bulbs, Edison bulbs generally produce a lower amount of light output. For example, 60-Watt vintage bulbs have 250-420 lumens, where a standard 60-Watt bulbs have 800 lumens.

    If you need a brighter light, it's recommended to consider alternative lighting options such as our LED Vintage bulbs, which provide a wide range of brightness levels and energy efficiency. LED bulbs can produce significantly more lumens (measuring the amount of light output) while consuming less energy compared to incandescent bulbs, including Edison- style bulbs.

    A medium E26 base and a candelabra E12 base are two different types of bases for light bulbs, specifying how the bulb connects to the socket.
    Medium E26 Base: The term "medium" refers to the size of the base, and "E26" is a standard code that indicates the diameter of the base in millimeters. The E26 base is the most common type of base used in household light bulbs in North America. It has a diameter of 26 millimeters and is typically found in larger bulbs, such as standard A19 bulbs used in table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling fixtures.
    Candelabra E12 Base: The term "candelabra" refers to the style of the base, resembling a candlestick, and "E12" indicates the diameter of the base in millimeters. The E12 base is smaller in size compared to the E26 base. It has a diameter of 12 millimeters and is commonly used in smaller decorative bulbs, chandeliers, sconces, and certain specialty lighting fixtures.
    It's important to note that when purchasing bulbs, you need to match the base type (E26 or E12) with the corresponding socket in your light fixture to ensure compatibility.

    Yes, Edison bulbs can generally be used in lamps that are compatible with the bulb's base size and wattage. Most Edison bulbs have either an E26 or E27 base, which are the standard medium-sized bases. If your lamp has a socket that matches the base size of the Edison bulb you have (E26 or E27), then it should be compatible.
    However, it's important to consider a few factors when using Edison bulbs in lamps:
    Wattage: Ensure that the wattage of the Edison bulb does not exceed the maximum wattage specified for your lamp. Exceeding the maximum wattage can cause overheating and potentially damage the lamp or create a safety hazard.
    Size and Aesthetics: Edison bulbs often have a larger and more decorative appearance compared to standard bulbs. Make sure that the bulb's size and shape fit within the lamp's shade or housing, allowing for proper fit and aesthetics.
    For candelabra (E12) base fixtures use bulbs from our Chandelier Deco Collection which are (E12) base bulbs.

    Yes, Edison bulbs are incandescent bulbs. LED Edison or LED vintage bulbs are not incandescent. The term "Edison bulb" is often used to refer to vintage-style bulbs that resemble the original incandescent bulbs invented by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century. These bulbs typically have a visible filament inside a clear or amber tinted glass, which produces a warm and nostalgic glow.

    Vintage incandescent bulbs typically have a shorter lifespan compared to energy-efficient LED vintage bulbs. The average lifespan of a vintage incandescent bulb can vary depending on factors such as voltage fluctuations, and usage patterns but it is generally estimated to be around 1,500 to 3,000 hours of use.

    The letters represent the bulb's shape and the numbers represent the bulb's diameter. Diameter is calculated by multiplying the number by 1/8. For example ST18 is 18 x 0.125 = 2.25". See our Edison bulb shape code article for more information on this. These codes help to identify the shape, size, and style of the bulb, making it easier to select the right bulb for your lighting needs.

    Yes, we do. Please email us at info@nostalgicbulbs.com to set up an account.

    No, all incandescent Edison bulbs typically emit a warm, yellowish light rather than a pure white light. The filament in Edison bulbs is often made of tungsten, which produces a warm color temperature in the range of 2200K to 2700K. This warm light is often associated with a vintage or nostalgic ambiance. You will need to look at LED vintage bulbs for white light bulbs. We carry Edison Style LED bulbs that mimic the appearance of traditional Edison bulbs but provide different color options, including cooler white tones.

    All of our reproduction Edison and vintage bulbs use tungsten filament. They last longer and can handle more heat.

    Yes, all our light bulbs length measurements include the base.

    You can use E26 base bulbs in your E27 fixture. If you are using it in the US, you should also use 120-volt bulbs. The terms E26 and E27 both refer to the Edison screw base, with E26 being the designation used in North America and E27 being the designation used in Europe and other parts of the world. The difference between them is very minimal: E26 has 26 threads per inch, while E27 has 27 threads per inch.
    The slight difference in thread pitch means that E26 bulbs can be inserted into E27 sockets, and vice versa, with a little extra twist or force.

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    Yes, we offer Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, and 3 Day Express UPS. Cutoff time for expedited shipment is 2:00 PM PST.

    Shipping cost is calculated based on your orders total weight, dimension, and shipping location. You can see estimated cost in your shopping cart.

    Returns

    Yes, we have a 30-day return policy.