Best Edison Bulbs to Illuminate Your Place

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 17, 2017
If you prefer classic style and nice interior accessories, you will adore Edison bulbs. They will make the design authentic and your time at home will become more pleasant and relaxing. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The bulb design fits both E26 and E27 sockets.

CONS

Not that bright compared to some other models.

OUR VERDICT

A set of elegant incandescent lamps with low energy consumption will create a special, vintage and cozy atmosphere in your home or at work.

detailed parameters
Power

25W

Brightness

65 lumens

Color Temperature

2700K

Features

In a set: 8 (1)
Socket: E26/E27
Dimensions: 1.77" x 4.41"

Operating life

~3000 hours

PROS

The bulb is round, similar to the original model created by Edison.

CONS

Large diameter may not fit certain lamp types.

OUR VERDICT

Real fans will adore these bulbs. Their warm light will help you discover the atmosphere of the past.

detailed parameters
Power

60W

Brightness

250 lumens

Color Temperature

2200K

Features

In a set: 6 (2, 4, 10)
Socket: E27
Dimensions: 3.15" x 4.65"

Operating life

~3000 hours

PROS

The bulb has a unique teardrop top that highlights the product originality.

CONS

The brightness is slightly lower compared to the models of similar power.

OUR VERDICT

A quality American product  will create an amber glow at your place.

detailed parameters
Power

60W

Brightness

230 lumens

Color Temperature

2100K

Features

In a set: 4 (1)
Socket: E26
Dimensions: 2.5" x 4.5"

Operating life

~3000 hours

PROS

The impressive Edison bulb brightness will illuminate a fairly large area.

CONS

The bulb is more oblong than other models.

OUR VERDICT

These bulbs will immerse you in the atmosphere of the past by decorating the area with a charming amber light.

detailed parameters
Power

60W

Brightness

270 lumens

Color Temperature

No data.

Features

In a set: 6 (4, 10, 12)
Socket: E27
Dimensions: 2.52" x 5.43"

Operating life

~3000 hours

PROS

LEDs are used as a light source, so the power consumption is minimal.

CONS

No dimming function.

OUR VERDICT

Perfect for those eager to combine modern technologies and special retro atmosphere.

detailed parameters
Power

2W

Brightness

90 lumens

Color Temperature

2400K

Features

In a set: 1 (3)
Socket: E26
Dimensions: 2.36" x 4.13"

Operating life

~25000 hours

What is an Edison Bulb?

Edison Bulbs are a special kind of lighting. Their warm and soft glow plunges you into the early XX century atmosphere. These are not just to illuminate, but first of all to decorate the place. These light bulbs look impressive and, in addition to comfort, create a romantic mood, so they are widely used not only as home lighting but also in various restaurants or karaoke halls to emphasize the retro style. 

Now there are a lot of different ways to create special surroundings with light and, among others, we recommend considering charming and unique lava lamps or extraordinary salt lamps.

Rolay 25W Clear Glass

Cozy Retro Style

Proper lighting can significantly affect the atmosphere in your home or in a public place and retro style is perfect for relaxation. A set of lamps from Rolay will help you create the ideal atmosphere. It includes 8 identical bulbs, 25W each. If it is too many for your needs you can buy only one bulb, however, we'd like to point out that by purchasing the whole set you save almost twice on each bulb.

The classic shape and square spiral make the bulb look very impressive while glowing. The output power is about 65 Lumens, so they are unlikely to illuminate a semi-large room sufficiently but they will decorate the interior nicely, that's for sure. Another advantage of the product is the compatibility with the E26 and E27 screws, and therefore they can be affixed not only into standard sockets for home lighting, Edison Bulbs can also be combined with various models of sconces, pendant lamps, and commercial string lights.

Review of Rolay 25W Clear Glass Edison Light Bulbs

Rolay 25W Clear Glass
Rolay 25W Clear Glass
 

KINGSO Vintage 60W

Old Traditions

This bulb looks almost exactly the same as the original one created by Thomas Edison. This option is excellent for those who adore old-time atmosphere. The dimensions of each bulb are 4.65" top to bottom and 3.15" in diameter, it can be reasonable to double-check the size of the lamp, sconce, or chandelier you want to fit the bulb in. It is worth mentioning that these bulbs are designed for E27 standard bases more common for the European region, therefore make sure it will suit your model. As for the insides, the Squirrel Cage-style spiral looks very vintage. Certainly, with a set like this one, you will create calm and cozy atmosphere anywhere. To have the furnishing of your room completed you could check out a floor mirror, they are extremely stylish.

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KINGSO Vintage 60W
KINGSO Vintage 60W
 

Hudson Lighting 60W

Vintage at Your Place

Certainly,  to create warm and comfortable atmosphere, vintage incandescent lamps like the ST-58 model from the Hudson Lighting are the best choice. The lamp offers 230 Lumens brightness, quite enough for a light bulb of this power. There is also a dimming feature, so, having connected it to some additional lighting equipment you get the marvelous mood of love. The bulb power consumption is 60W, hence, taking into account an approximate price of 11 cents per kilowatt, you will spend about $7.20 per year with 3-hour use per day. The bulb is made of top quality materials and its working life is about 3000 hours. Customer response to these Edison light bulbs is quite good, too.

Some people prefer staying outdoors rather than inside, drinking coffee in the garden or on the terrace after a long day, so if you would like to decorate these places, autonomous solar lights are a good solution.
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Hudson Lighting 60W
Hudson Lighting 60W
 

KINGSO 60W Antique Dimmable

One Size Fits All

The number of Edison bulbs in a room depends on your needs. If a few sets are needed, incandescent lamp from the KINGSO ST-64 is the best choice. The pleasant news for wholesale buyers - the more items there are in a set, the lower the price of each bulb is, hence, you will save best taking 12 items at once. For those who need fewer, the manufacturer offers a set of 4. The bulbs are made for the E27 screw, it is a mostly European size, however, they will fit almost any US lighting equipment, from the usual wall lamps to various decorative devices. Just keep the size in mind nevertheless. If you've decided to recreate the early XX century atmosphere at home or in your cafe, it is a brilliant solution. To create the full image of your interior you can consider flameless candles, they will bring a stylish accent into the design.

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KINGSO 60W Antique Dimmable
KINGSO 60W Antique Dimmable
 

Lightstory Starry Decorative

Modern Technologies Coming Back to the Past

This model is quite unusual. Unlike most lamps of this type, this one features a completely different inner filling and the light is produced with a number of tiny LEDs. The great advantages are, of course, the low power consumption and the noticeably extended working life - up to 25,000 hours. Its 90 Lumens brightness and 2W power consumption will really impress you. These are the indexes of a 15-Watt bulb filament. It means an obvious saving of electricity and money for bills accordingly. In contrast to most LED light bulbs, these are old-style and they create a warm glow of about 2400K. Visually, its glowing effect is almost the same as that of a usual incandescent lamp. Like other LED lighting sources, the lamp is shock-resistant, and therefore it can work much longer. If you appreciate not only the vintage style, but also care for the environment, your choice lays here.

Also, consider desktop led lamps, the best models of which are presented in our review.
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Lightstory Starry Decorative
Lightstory Starry Decorative
 

Sources:

1. Ry Crist Light bulb buying guideCNET. February 24, 2015.

2. Are Edison Bulbs Bright Enough? 1000Bulbs.com

3. LED Lights That Mimic the Look of Vintage Edison Bulbs, Architectural Digest. July 31, 2015. 

4. Edison light bulb, Wikipedia. April 17, 2017.

5. Quick History: Edison BulbsAnna Hoffman, Apartment Therapy. November 28, 2006. 

6. E26 vs E27, What's the difference, LIFX.  March 2017.

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Publish Date: 2017-05-29 16:10:33