Vintage Edison Squirrel Cage Teardrop Filament Bulb in E26 set the standard for brighter, whiter incandescent light a century ago. This reproduction recalls the historic squirrel cage design, with vertical filaments surrounding a central pillar. With its hand-blown style and warm amber glow, an Edison light bulb exudes a rustic charm like no other light bulb.
This 2 1/4 inch diameter globe can be used in any E26 bare bulb pendant or any large shade style to provide a great effect especially in multi pendant arrangements.
This design is a version of the original shape created by Thomas Edison when he first perfected the light globe. It has a unique glass point where the glass has been blown and the pip remains.
Our vintage incandescent filament globes are specially designed and manufactured for us by specialist suppliers. They are packed in our branded cardboard box with appropriate package systems to maintain filament integrity during transport. A great attention to quality and transport issues results in a bulb with the best chance of arriving to you intact without damage. If this is not the case we will replace under warranty. Vintage filament globes are very fragile and require special handling between our factory and your location. These bulbs can travel all over the world when sold and so we insist on the best packaging and the most reliable carriers to deliver.
These incandescent bulbs are not as efficient or as long lasting as our Vintage LED globes, however they do give an authentic vintage light quality and with dim to zero with no special dimming requirement. Life span can be improved when dimmed but these should continue to work for around 3000 hours. In domestic situations this is guaranteed for 12 months although most last around 3 years. In commercial environments our warranty is 3 months so an LED version may be a better solution.
Some local authorities restrict import of these inefficient bulbs to a maximum of 40 watts and so these globes with qualify into almost any location.