A Lightbulb Moment

In my opinion designers don’t tamper with light bulbs enough. If you’ve got a really amazing light fitting putting in a standard bulb can ruin the effect a bit. On the flip side, if you haven’t got a light fitting it wouldn’t matter a jot if the light bulb hanging from the flex was a work of art itself.

Diamond Lights by Eric Therner is designed to look like a cut diamond, I imagine the light would bounce around beautifully in this bulb. To be honest I’d buy this for the Art Deco style box alone. This is £25 from Designers Makers although if you’re buying in bulk you can get four for about £80 from Eric Therner’s website with free shipping. Unfortunately this diamond won’t last forever, but will last for around 2000 hours.

Diamond Light Bulb -Eric Therner

You may have seen Plumen’s award-winning light bulbs already, forming part of The Conran Shop’s Christmas window displays a few months back. These low energy light bulbs are so much more pleasing to the eye than the standard energy-saving types. They are £19.95 each in either bayonet or screw fittings. I love all the coloured flexes that are around too. These bulbs have a life expectancy of about 8 years.

Plumen - Designer low energy bulb

Is it madness to consider spending this sort of money on light bulbs when you can get them for so much less or does the design warrant it? I think I might be swayed to invest in one.

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2 thoughts on “A Lightbulb Moment

  1. Pete says:

    Hey Ruth.. Only me..

    For decorative bulbs you may want to check out

    http://historiclighting.co.uk/category/lightbulbs

    I will be making something for the hallway and staircase (Sid proof) using they’re stuff when we finally get round to decorating :-)

    Love the blog by the way.. Will be a regular visitor
    xx

    • The Hankerer says:

      Thanks for the link Pete, there’s some gorgeous lights and bulbs on there. I’m on the look out for some Sid-friendly lights too and may have found a couple there…

      Thanks for coming to say hi :)

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