Incandescent - Decorative

Updated
17-VI-2017
Since the beginnings of the electric lamp industry, manufacturers have striven to increase the value of their products by developing a diverse range of special bulb shapes, colours, coatings and textures. In many cases their primary purpose is not even to illuminate a space, but to function as a decorative object or to highlight architectural details. Owing to the fact that the primary feature of these products is their external appearance rather than the internal light-generating technology, lamps having different technical features such as filament materials or atmoshperes are not distinguished and have been grouped together.

Natural Coloured Glass

Ediswan

16CP

Fancy Lamps Series - Natural Coloured Glass
c.1890

Ediswan

16CP

Fancy Lamps Series - Opal Striped Glass
c.1890

Ediswan

16CP

Fancy Lamps Series - Iced Glass
c.1890

G & A

16CP

Fancy Lamps Series - Dimpled Brown Glass
c.1900
       

Decorative Bulb Shapes

GE

50W

Decorative Enamelled Bowl 50-GA
1958

GE

75W

Decorative Enamelled "Celeste" Lamp
c. 1965

GEC

40W

Osram Accent decorative square shape
1974

Linear Lamps

Ediswan

12CP

Tubolite double ended carbon filament
c.1901-1910

Ediswan

30W

Beautalite double ended tungsten filament
c.1910

GE

60W

Lumiline double ended with metal disc seals
c.1950