Posted by Doug Root on 24th Aug 2020

The Superior Aesthetics of an LED Filament Bulb

Does your home appreciate the incomparable aesthetic of the graces of vintage lighting? Do you find that there is no true suitable substitute for the warm glow and excellent color temperature of some incandescent lights, including vintage incandescents?

If you do, you are not alone, and many people around the country feel just the same way that you do. Truthfully, there has been a growing trend recently that has caused a boom in the popularity of some incandescent bulbs such as Edison bulbs or bulbs modeled after them. Incandescent bulbs may burn hot and be terribly inefficient, but there is just something to be said for that warm, inviting vintage aesthetic.

Those types of bulbs have large filaments that glow a deep amber color, casting the entire room under an umbrella of warm, beautifully rich golden light. They aren’t just appreciated for their vintage spirit, but for the objective allure of their color temperature; some settings just benefit wildly from their ambiance. It’s not entirely unlike the import of the firelight from a wood fire. In some ways, there’s nothing like it in the world.

However, like a wood fire, incandescent bulbs have their drawbacks and inefficiencies. As mentioned, they tend to produce a lot of heat, which can be a safety concern and may even impede the efficiency of your HVAC system. At the same time, they are enormously inefficient, which is largely the reason that CFLs have become so popular, domestically, over the last several years.

Therefore, what can you do when you need a solution that preserves the ambiance but mitigates some of the drawbacks of traditional incandescent bulbs? As it turns out, there may be a viable solution in the form of an LED filament bulb.

What Are They?

You may have heard all about some of the advantages of LED bulbs, especially the advantages that they have over incandescent bulbs. But, if you aren’t familiar with the many forms of them, you might only recognize them as the light-emitting diodes that come in the form of a bright chip. They have great light output, but they just don’t offer the same ambiance as a traditional incandescent bulb designed to resemble an Edison bulb.

That much is true, but a LED filament bulb is specifically designed to look - and produce light - just like those vintage incandescent bulbs that are so popular and attractive. An LED filament bulb, or an LED filament light bulb, looks just like those old bulbs and even has visible filaments within the glass bulb. These are visible within the bulb when the light is shut off, and glow just like an incandescent bulb when the light is switched on. A lot of these types of LED bulbs are very difficult to tell apart from incandescent bulbs, and when it comes to their performance, there’s almost no way to tell them apart.

Why Does It Matter?

This is huge news for people that love the look of those old school incandescent bulbs but don’t want to use incandescent bulbs for one reason or another - or several reasons combined. You might have been wondering why to make the switch if your incandescents work just fine for you though, and here’s why.

These “Edison” LEDs are produced to mirror a number of differently shaped bulbs and some of them screw right into the bases that are designed for incandescents, so you can literally swap them right out in only a few moments. That’s convenient enough, but it gets better. LED bulbs, and not just these LED bulbs, but all LED bulbs, are enormously energy efficient.

LED bulbs do not produce anywhere near the heat that incandescent bulbs produce and also draw significantly less power; some estimates state that they are up to 75% more energy-efficient than incandescents, and they last many, many times as long. You’ll be lucky to get a few thousand hours from an incandescent, but some LEDs can last 50,000 hours or more.

At the same time, LEDs are also very durable and reliable, take almost no time whatsoever to warm up, and are not harmful to the environment. That’s not necessarily to say that incandescents are, but CFLs contain mercury, and the longer an LED lasts, the fewer bulbs you’ll be throwing away.

Get Them Here!

Check out our collection of LED bulbs, which contains an assortment of LED filament bulbs, LED bulbs with a warm white output, and even bulbs specialty bases like E12 bases. We have one of the largest assortments on the internet and at excellent prices. Not to mention the fact that our customer service cannot be matched; if you need help pairing up a bulb with a replacement, give our team a call at 1-988-888-2852 and we will help you get to the bottom of it. You’ll be able to swap out your favorite incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient alternatives in no time.