Vintage Edison E40 100m Squirrelcage Filament Goliath. From the last century, this reproduction Vintage Edison E40 100m Squirrelcage Filament Goliath bulb at 200mm in length has a squirrel cage type filament surrounding a central pillar. With its warm amber glow, an Edison light bulb exudes a rustic charm like no other light bulb.
E40 is an industrial version bulb with many applications in the past including large metal shade type lights and Ships deck lamps. These shades were often made to accomodate the longer neck of this type of bulb and so the bulb is allowed to protrude further out from the neck. This also allows the hot end of the bulb to be further away from the electrical connection so as to minimise heat damage to electrical components. This is largely irrelevant now due to modern bulbs and lampholders but the industrial nature of this design is still an interesting proposition. This bulb can also be used in our specially made pendant type lampholders using braided or pulley cable. See our E40 Lampholders, more soon.
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 25 watts and so these globes at 60 watts may not qualify into some locations. These are legal as industrial E40 globes in Australia however.