Our Antique Filament Bulbs Are Ideal For Your Historic Setting

When you pay a visit to the Easy Light Bulbs website for the first time, you could be forgiven for thinking that we are simply one of those ‘stack ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap’ retailers, rather than a hugely well-regarded, family-owned British company with some 23 years in the lighting industry. Why? Well, because we offer such an astonishing range of light bulbs.

Take a closer look at our range, however, and you’ll see that the types of bulbs that we stock go well beyond what you’d expect from any old lighting supplier, covering everything from general household lighting, halogen lighting and LED lighting to fluorescent tubes, coloured bulbs, halogen energy savers and more.

However, if there’s one category of ours that really does dispel any suggestion of us being a mere budget light bulb stockist, it’s our antique filament bulbs category. Bulbs really do get no more visually impressive than these, which are designed for settings where the need exists to recreate Victorian and Art Nouveau style finishes.

You might require antique filament bulbs for a museum, period home, historic restoration, hotel or theatre – the kind of setting, in other words, where you really do need to ‘woo’ everyone in attendance. You’ll find every type of antique filament bulb in our generously-stocked range here at Easy Light Bulbs, encompassing Tesla Commemorative, tubular, globe, candle, GLS, squirrel cage and bent tipped candle shaped bulbs.

With the long filament being twisted and sculpted into all manner of patterns, our antique filament bulbs really do stand out, wherever they are fitted. Two of the world’s premier vintage and incandescent light bulb suppliers – Danlamp and Ferrowatt – are represented in our range, priced well so that you can have no complaints about either quality or how much they lighten your wallet.

You might be on the lookout for screw-in 27mm diameter bulbs, bayonet 22mm diameter bulbs or screw-in 14mm diameter bulbs. Do you require a 1 watt filament light bulb, or a 40 watt one? What about the number of volts, or finish? Choices for the latter in our range include Amber, Clear and Gold Tint, while your chosen voltage count could be as low as 120, or as high as 250.

Similarly, we offer plenty of choice as far as the likes of lifespan, length and manufacturer are concerned, with other examples of the latter including Bell, Philips and Victory. In short, there really is no need to look to any online store other than Easy Light Bulbs when you require nothing less than the very best antique filament bulbs.

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Why make Easy Light Bulbs your first choice light bulbs supplier?

When the time comes for you to purchase new light bulbs, the course of action might seem obvious. You could clamber into the car and head to the nearest high street electrical supplier, or you could peruse the web for the best deals. But even when you opt for the convenience of online, how can you be sure that a given store will not only have the bulbs that you require, but also provide them at a competitive price as part of the most responsive customer service?

Choosing Easy Light Bulbs as your light bulbs supplier means being able to select from more than one million light bulbs and lighting solutions in stock at any one time. Whether you are simply looking for replacement bulbs of the exact same model you used previously, or you are instead seeking a more energy efficient option or want to change your style of lighting, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for on the website of Easy Light Bulbs.

A quick peruse of the Easy Light Bulbs website confirms that you really won’t need to look anywhere else for a new light bulb. This store stocks everything from general household lighting, antique filament bulbs, halogen lighting and LED lighting to fluorescent tubes, car bulbs, coloured bulbs and discharge lamps. We even offer the likes of halogen G9 adaptors, industrial lamps, infra red bulbs and marine navigation bulbs.

We really aren’t joking when we claim to offer every type of light bulb that you could ever need. It’s a claim that hardly any light bulbs supplier can truly make, with our combination of the highest quality bulbs, competitive pricing, easy ordering and swift delivery making us stand out even more from the pack. A staff member is also always available to advise you on the best choice of light bulb, and where to use it.

As a British, family-owned company with more than 23 years of lighting industry experience, we’re proud of our past stretching back to the days of torch bulbs and miniature lamps, as well as the more than 30,000 different product lines that we presently have in stock. When you consider that we can deliver worldwide and even have our very own brand of high quality but affordable lighting – Casell Lighting – it becomes clear why we have such a formidable reputation as a light bulbs supplier.

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Ball of Fire light bulb by Ferrowatt now in stock!

Specification:Ball of Fire

Wattage: 15w

Voltage: 120v

Cap: E27/ES

Life: 2500 hours

Length: 125mm

Diameter: 68mm


Create a unique ‘ball of fire’ appearance with this visually stunning and hypnotic Ferrowatt light bulb. When switched on a magnetic strip in the centre of the bulb sporadically attracts the carbon filament causing it to flash, sparkle and flit across the glass envelope producing an amazing light show. This vintage reproduction gas bulb can’t help but catch the eye!

Ball of Fire bulbs are ideally suited for indoor or outdoor use in theatres, galleries, restaurants, pubs, traditional hotels and all homes wanting to add a ‘wow’ factor.

Please note: This lamp is rated at 120v so can only be run off 240v if two lamps are wired in series. More information on this item can be found at www.ferrowatt.com.

Ball of Fire light bulbs are in stock and ready to dispatch at The Lamp Company. Click here to order now and take advantage of our free UK delivery available for a limited time only.

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What are the UK’s electricity using habits?

The Energy Saving Trust’s report Powering The Nation is an unprecedented in-depth look at the UK’s electricity consumption and provides some of the richest information on lighting usage to date. Domestic energy use in the UK is currently responsible for a quarter of the nation’s CO2 carbon emissions and such reports are vital if we are to achieve the Government’s target of a 34% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

As part of the study The Energy Saving Trust surveyed 251 owner occupied households in the UK from 2010 to 2011. Twenty-six homes were monitored for a year and the other 225 for one month each on a rolling basis. The study was mindful to use a representative demographic and households spread nationwide.

The study observed households on a room by room basis in order to produce a targeted breakdown of electrical consumption. The table below splits households into six sectors taking into consideration both room use and product function. The living room tops the table with an average running cost of £70-£300, primarily for entertainment purposes. The kitchen was not far behind with a high running cost at an average of £150-£185. Although lighting electrical usage clocked in with one of the lowest top ended ranges of £84, it has one of the highest bottom end ranges at £60. This shows, as expected, that everyone relies on lighting in the home and unlike entertainment costs of the living room, lighting is an essential expense rather than a lifestyle choice.

Room/Product Function Running Cost (Typical Range £)
Kitchen Cooking 150 – 185
Utility Washing and Cleaning 32 – 130
Living Room Entertainment 70 – 300
Home Office/Study Computing/Telephoning 25 – 60
Lighting Light 60 – 84
Miscellaneous General 10 – 100
Total - 347 – 859

A breakdown of room/product running costs in the home.

Household Lighting 

Lighting is a significant contributor to energy consumption in the home with an estimated 17% slice of the household electricity pie. Although the uptake of new energy saving technologies has seen a reduction in electricity use in recent years, the report highlights the vast untapped energy saving potential of UK domestic lighting. This is put into sharp focus when remembering that in 2010 the UK consumed 13% more electricity than the European average and 36% more than Germany.

Firstly, consider the type of light bulbs found in the 251 homes surveyed.

Lamp Type Average number of light sources per type of lamp technology Light sources by share of installed wattage
Incandescent 12.9 lamps 49.8%
Compact Fluorescent (CFL) 7.9 lamps 6.7%
Low Voltage Halogen 5.4 lamps 11.2%
Halogen 5.1 lamps 27.2%
Fluorescent 2.0 lamps 5%
LED 0.2 lamps 0.1%

Information based on an average of 33.6 lamps per household.

Incandescent light bulbs account for 40% of bulbs found but consume nearly half of the electricity used; and are thus the most inefficient form of lighting in the survey. Whereas CFLs make up 20% of the bulbs but only contribute 6.7% of energy use; making them a fantastic low energy solution. Low voltage halogens and fluorescents also rate well in terms of efficiency but traditional halogens were found to be a high consumption option with a household average of 5.1 lamps using 27.2% of electricity.

Surprisingly 0.2/33.6 of light bulbs per household were LED. The explanation for this probably lies in the fact the survey took place from 2010/11 and since then improvement in reliability and falling cost has dramatically augmented LED sales. In addition, the findings are only from a relatively small sample size and anomalies diverging from the national trend, though unlikely, could occur.

From this information we can infer that in 2010/11 LEDs had failed to permeate the lighting market at a domestic level. Arguments such as high cost, limited recycling, poor colour rendering, restricted retro-fit ability and lack of consumer awareness are all valid reasons as to why this was the case. However, almost certainly if the study was to be carried out again today the LED sector would see the greatest change, particularly since the EU phase out of inefficient light bulbs has forced consumers to switch to low energy options.

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Chart displaying electrical room lighting use in the home

Choosing the correct bulb type for a specific purpose is essential when trying to reduce lighting costs. Consider the chart above which shows the average wattage consumption per household room.

The report shows that as expected the greatest energy consumption comes from lamps in the kitchen and lounge with peak time occurring between 9pm and 11pm in the evening at a range of 130 to 200 Watts per household. The lowest wattage consumption rooms turned out to be office, store and circulation space where lights were switched off for long periods of time. Lighting continued to be used throughout the night in the majority of homes, but limitations with the study meant specific light sources were not recorded. The average electrical consumption for lighting over the year clocked in at 537kWh, the equivalent of £77 per household from a range of £60-£84. Compare this to an average estimated usage of 52kWh or £6 per year for a door bell or 166kWh or £24 for a desktop computer.

Although the report does not specify which bulbs were used in each room, clearly different bulbs have their own purpose. For example, although LEDs are generally the lowest wattage bulb type on the market, installing them in a store room which uses 40w per year on average or in a fridge light would not represent value for money. In fact, given the cost of the bulb, it would take years and years to recoup any energy saving benefits if at all. Whereas LED spot bulbs in a kitchen which consumes 249w per year are likely to yield a return through reduced electrical consumption in only a matter of months or a few years.

Although there is not a huge variation in lighting use across different household types, the use of lighting in single person households comes out slightly more than in multi-person households. There was a 33% increase in lighting spend between a single person pensioner home and a multi-person pensioner home. There was also a £5 per year increase spend between a single adult and a multi-person household with no children. Perhaps surprisingly a household with children came out with one of the lower lighting costs at 477 kWh or £69 per year.

What does this all mean for the future of lighting?

Unit cost and energy consumption are key considerations when looking to purchase an energy saving light bulb. Many people clearly still favour the traditional incandescent technology but market share of low priced energy saving alternatives is growing. The LED market is in a state of constant evolution but recent trends indicate a turn towards low energy technologies. LED is the future of lighting in those parts of the home that use lights all the time e.g. the kitchen, but until we get there there are plenty of energy saving products on the market such as CFL and halogen energy savers that can reduce energy consumption by 30-40% without compromising light output. The fact that such reports like Powering The Nation are published reflects an increased awareness of carbon issues and sustainability that can only be beneficial going forward.

As a result the National Grid estimates that electrical demand for lighting could fall by a half by 2020 from 12.5 terawatt hours down to 6 terawatt hours, even if the number of bulbs in use rises.

To view our full range of low energy light bulbs, please click here.

Other key conclusions from the report:

  • Households spend an average of £50-£86 per year on standby appliances which equates to 9-16% of domestic power.
  • Our TV watching habit is worse than feared! Instead of the assumed five hours of TV viewing per household per day this figure is likely to be nearer to six and thus an extra 10bn hours nationwide.
  • Use of appliances in single person households for lighting, cooking and washing is on average equal or higher than that of multi person households. The number of single person households increased from 7m in 2000 to 7.5m in 2010 a trend which if continued could augment energy consumption figures nationwide.
  • We run an average of 5.5 clothes washes per week, and those with tumble dryers use them to dry clothes 80% of the time.
  • ‘Two can live as cheaply as one’ when it comes to lighting electrical consumption.

The report claims that 76% of the nation ‘think about saving energy in the home’, but with increased awareness of electrical use that figure is certainly on the rise!

Our free online energy saving calculator is a great way to review your home lighting use, alternatively please call us on 01462 490066 or email sales@lampco.co.ukand we will be happy to provide energy saving advice.

Our lighting recommendations for the home are as follows:

Kitchen – LED GU10

Hall – CFL

Landing – CFL

Living Room – LED and Decorative Halogen

Bathroom – Halogen Energy Saver

Garage – Halogen Energy Saver

Utility – Halogen Energy Saver

Dining Room/Drawing Room – Decorative Halogen Energy Saver


Statistical information sourced from: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Publications2/Corporate/Research-and-insights/Powering-the-nation-household-electricity-using-habits-revealed

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