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The bulb glows

The bulb glows

The traditional light bulb is gradually being displaced by new, more efficient light devices. However, the shape of the bulb remains the same. Ingo Maurer's tribute to the good old light bulb. Designed in 1966, the lamp is currently more popular than ever. Beautiful bulbs   Lights in the shape of traditional light bulbs are actually nothing new, but becoming the focus due to the current discussion of designers and manufacturers about the abolition of the traditional light bulb. "Now more than ever", some lighting designers might say and consciously design their lamps in "pear shapes". In the past, designers tried to hide the unsightly "bulb" usually behind the light housing. However, a few lighting designers demonstratively showed the light bulb in their designs. The light bulb as a design element appears repeatedly in some lamps by Ingo Maurer. With the rise of smaller Halogen lamps and tiny LEDs, now almost all narrow and smallest forms are possible in lighting design. But due to the EU-wide regulation of the light bulb, one can recognize a harking back to the good old light bulb and its pear shape. These light bulbs take off: This is the youngest member of the bird's family, with wings made of goose feathers. Therefore new and interesting pendant, floor or table lamps are being created in the classic light bulb shape or with visible, usually oversized incandescent light bulbs. Looks like a light bulb, but isn't a light bulb   Some of these lights still have a "real" light bulb inside since they are not all abolished yet. But soon you need to look for alternative light sources, in order to replace them. However, consumers don't need to worry. By now, there are lamps that look like the traditional light bulb, with halogen lamps or many LEDs inside; this is especially evident in clear glass lamps. You also don't have to forgo the common E27-thread. These lamps can be easily screwed into all lamps with an E27 socket. And energy saving lights are already available in the form of light bulbs. Tubular or spiral energy saving lights should only be used if they don't visibly change the appearance of the luminaire.   Lightworm by Tecnolumen
This light winds upwards like an earthworm. The metal arm is flexible.   The advantage of energy saving or LED lamps is that they don’t get as hot as the traditional light bulb. But the new replacement lights still don’t produce the warm light we were used to.   Quo vadis, light bulb?   As of September 1 we have to say farewell to the 60 Watt light bulbs. This will now affect most consumers and households that usually use this kind of wattage. But of course the shelves of hardware stores and drugstores won’t be empty as of September first, because bulbs in stocks can be sold until they run out. Panic buying is likely to accelerate the sale. And for some time, you can now buy so called "heat balls" which are not considered a lamp, but a heating element. There will certainly some more ideas arising to circumvent the regulation. Because as of September 1 all clear incandescent and halogen lamps must belong to the energy-efficiency class C. Since no traditional light bulb meets this requirement, they will therefore be completely abolished beginning in September. Until then there will certainly be many discussions. And maybe you might be able to admire this piece of heritage soon in museums only. Light bulb or not, the shape of the "pear" will remain in any case - even if something else is insight!     La Plic
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