Just a few years ago bulbs, Hanging from the ceiling was considered a sign of poverty or repair in apartment. Today it is a demanded element of the interior, which is gaining more and more admirers. The Edison lamp is far from the only example when the negated suddenly becomes incredibly popular.
- Features & Features
- Variety of forms
- Operation options
- We choose lamps for design
Features & Features
From the habit of hiding a light bulb in chandelier or sconces are departing more and more advanced designers. Creating lighting in the house Today, much more attention is paid to than before. This is due to the fact that light plays a huge role in the interior. A striking example is the Edison bulb, which features some features.
In addition to a unique design solution that can realize interesting ideas with this element, the lamps have many other advantages:
- they are environmentally friendly, since they do not contain mercury;
- easy to operate, they can be connected to a standard cartridge;
- have a natural color rendition;
- are distinguished by a variety of shapes and sizes, opening the horizons to creative individuals.
The shortcomings include a relatively high cost and a short lifespan. Prices vary between 300 and 1700 rubles per 1 unit. Compared with ordinary bulbs the difference is colossal.
On the other hand, Edison's lamps do not need an additional lampshade. But because of the lack of additional surface, as happens when using chandeliers, a heated bulb is not protected.
Important! If the light bulb is too close to the aisle or low above the head, care must be taken not to burn yourself on the hot glass.
Advice! LED analogues identical retro-lamps, but more economical in operation. Instead of a thread, crystals are used that are distinguished by greater durability.
The characteristics of retro lamps are quite simple: a standard voltage of 220 volts, E27 and E14 socles. The service life is not longevity and is about 3500 hours. Leaders in production are China, Holland and Switzerland. Those wishing to obtain more impressive characteristics can use LED light bulbs, which consume less energy, and their service life reaches 30 thousand hours.
Variety of forms
Despite its brevity and obvious minimalism, manufacturers have worked well on the appearance of lamps, creating a variety of colors and shapes. Separate words deserve a tungsten filament, which is inside the bulb.
Important! The number of threads reaches 20 pieces, which affects not only the appearance, but also the price. The more of them, the higher the cost.
Also, the lamps differ in the shape of the filaments - they can be made in the form of a leaf, a spiral, a herringbone, a squirrel cage and a hairpin.
Advice! It is worth paying special attention to cords for light bulbs, using various ideas for creating a stylish design. In addition to the standard straight cord, you can make a loop or twist the garland, making a bunch.
No less interesting for the design of the room are the shapes of the flasks. They can be square, round, trapezoidal, rectangular. Often to create a certain style add a decorative cord. The presence of artistic taste makes it possible to show creativity and create a truly unique interior.
The modern version perfectly reproduces the original invention of the brilliant Thomas Edison, introducing a note of a trendy trend. Using retro lamps as a interior decoration of cafes, bars and restaurants has long established itself and does not lose its relevance. The application of Edison's discovery in the home environment is a new direction, gaining popularity. Today this is a common element design in vintage and loft style.
Advice! To be used as the main lighting, it is necessary to combine several light bulbs into a beam to create enough light. A bunch of 5-10 units looks no less interesting than the usual chandelier.
- The use of incandescent lamps is widely used in Scandinavian countries. It is especially pleasant to feel a warm glow in a cold northern climate. In the opinion of the inhabitants, such lighting is like a sunset or a flame of fire. Thanks to the thin, figuratively arranged threads, the light turns out to be very soft and romantic.
- In the home interior, unusual lighting sources are most often used in the bedroom, kitchen or dining room. Special flasks of golden color add warmth, making the rest zone more cozy. Such lamps are more common when design of a classic style in the interior.
Idea! For the sconce is perfectly suitable stylization for the antique candles, thus adding warmth and comfort to the bedroom. Make room for reading the book You can use a retro lamp hanging from the ceiling.
Edison light bulbs look great in the dining room or in the kitchen, while creating an atmosphere of a hospitable bar or strict minimalism. In this case, the appearance of the bulbs is of great importance.
You can also make a garland as decorations for any celebration. Under the New Year such a decision will be appreciated by adults and children alike. In the summer, a garland can be decorated arbor in the yard, elegant lighting will add dusk to new colors.
We choose lamps for design
The choice of light bulbs depends primarily on the design of the room. Such details complement the general idea, while performing their basic functions in parallel. It is necessary to take into account the type of lighting depending on whether it is side, top or center. The right choice will help to eliminate the shortcomings, visually expand the space and create accents.
The original appearance creates a special atmosphere, so Edison lamps should be used in the interior with care, because they are not appropriate everywhere.
Advice! Figured tungsten filaments, thanks to the expressive pattern, immediately attract attention and have the ability to control visual perception. If you carefully work out the arrangement, then such light sources will give you an excellent result!
Advice! When choosing light bulbs, you should pay attention to the marking. With its help, the voltage is determined when used. If even insignificantly exceed this figure, the service life can be reduced by one-third or more.
In addition to appearance, it is worth paying attention to the power and type of the cap. If the Edison lamp power is matched, the brightness of the first one will be noticeably smaller. This is due to the fact that a vintage thread in bright light is less noticeable, which means that its unusual appearance is lost. With an Edison lamp power of 100 W, the equivalent of a standard lamp is approximately 50 watts.
The use of any lighting equipment requires compliance with the basic rules:
- When operating it is desirable to use cartridges that meet the requirements of GOST.
- Do not unscrew the lamp in a heated state, you must wait a while until it completely cools.
- Retro lamps are sensitive to any movement, so moving lamps is better off.