Too close or too cool. Either way I am mesmerized by these vintage Edison bulb pendants. Who needs a lampshade when the bulb looks this cool. These vintage bulbs are oversized at twelve inches long and hang alone on a single cord. It might not be Christmas but you can string these lights anywhere in your home. Hang them in a group or in a row over the kitchen island and bar counter. Choose different shape bulbs and filaments to add visual interest to your lighting. They will bring vintage style and some coolness to your space.
Vintage Edison Bulb Pendants
Thanks to Thomas Edison it’s all about the light bulb. He invented the electric bulb back in 1879 which was the first practical incandescent light. He developed the light bulb to replace the gas and oil based lighting that was in use at the time. It was designed to use a carbon filament or strip that was coiled and connected to contact wires. There were earlier inventors that had designed incandescent bulbs but none could compete with that created by Thomas Edison. The earlier bulbs had several flaws related to an extremely short life and were very expensive making them difficult to mass produce. But Edison succeeded where others had failed with the introduction of a carbon filament. It could last well over 1,200 hours and was a cheap material to mass produce. Little did Edison know how large a contribution he was making to new industries like mass communication and telecommunication throughout the world. Hats off to him and these vintage Edison bulb pendants.