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What Elements Are in Light Bulbs?

What Elements Are in Light Bulbs?

  Thomas Edison first received a rudimentary lamp patent in 1879. He initially used the element platinum, because it could produce white light for an extended period of time and had a high melting point. Since then, other elements have been used in light bulbs because they are more efficient, less expensive and more readily available.   Incandescent Bulbs Incandescent...

History of Edison Bulbs: What material was the filament of Edison's light bulb?

History of Edison Bulbs: What material was the filament of Edison's light bulb?

Edison bulbs, aka filament bulbs, are those antique-looking light bulbs that you can look at directly without hurting your eyes. They are therefore often used bare, and they typically add a rustic or vintage accent to a room. Let's find out how they are different from regular, modern incandescent bulbs, and see if we find any surprising facts about the...

What is a standard / medium base bulb? What is the difference between E26, E27 and A19?

What is a standard / medium base bulb? What is the difference between E26, E27 and A19?

Our shoppers of LED Light bulbs often confuse the specifications for base type (E26 or E27) and bulb shape (A19).  Screw in bulbs use a base called an Edison Screw or ES base. This base was developed by Thomas Edison for the first light bulbs and is still in use today. There are four commonly used thread size groups for...

[Customer Questions & Answers] Fika Series 3 Light Plug-in Vintage Swag Pendant Light

[Customer Questions & Answers] Fika Series 3 Light Plug-in Vintage Swag Pendant Light

Click to check the full Fika Series Swag Lights Question: Can the plug be cut off so the light can be hardwired? asked by Jackie C. on April 14, 2017 Answer: We do not recommend any alteration or modifications by buyers, which is against our Terms of Service and will void your warranty. We do recommend a proffesional electrician do the...

[Customer Questions & Answers] JL-D50 Industrial Retro Pipe Pendant Light

[Customer Questions & Answers] JL-D50 Industrial Retro Pipe Pendant Light

Click to see this product Question: Is it possible to change the chord, currently used for suspension, to a pipe? If so, what would be the suspending pipe diameter? asked by John Bennett on March 5, 2017 Answer: Sorry, this pipe pendant cannot be assembled with another pipe. Question: Has anyone tried this lamp in the kitchen? asked by J.T on...