Happy Birthday to the Lightbulb

‘Thomas Edison’s first successful test of a long-lasting carbon filament took place on October 22, 1879.’ A discovery that has changed the very way we live and engage in our environments. A source of light, functioning beyond the expected, visually warming a room, and providing a focal point. Bulbrite‘s introduction of the Nostalgic light bulb collection is beautiful indeed. With eye catching and intricate filament designs, they can be used both indoors and out. Spectacular enlightenment.

Images and excerpt sourced at Unbiased Writer.

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Plumen

We want to do the right thing and buy compact fluorescent and LED lightbulbs. But, in our high visibility decorative fixtures, it’s often a stretch from an aesthetic point of view.

Many of us feel that we compromise the quality of light, as well as the overall visual effect of our lighting elements. Meet Plumen, the worlds first designer energy saving light bulb.

Designed by Samuel Wilkinson, Plumen uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, reducing energy costs, and reducing the impact on the environment. It lasts 8 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb.

The name of the new bulb comes from “plume”, which is a birds show feather, designed to attract attention to their beauty. I do think these lumens are worthy of their name. Certainly an interesting alternative to the typical fare. When you think about it, the glass rods of a compact fluorescent fixture can be created in any form. So, why are there only three on the market? Plumen is a welcome beacon. “The Plumen light bulb  screws into any standard bulb fitting, gives off a warm white light and will work either shaded or even better, completely naked”. Plumen

Until recently, Plumen could only be purchased in Europe in 220V. Now, these bulbs can be purchased for use in the United States in a 120V version as well. Checkout the Plumen website for ordering details.  http://www.plumenshopus.com

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