Despite their intended niche applications, antique light bulbs have become overwhelmingly popular with a diverse array of 1000Bulbs.com customers
Garland, TX (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
To most, antique lighting conjures up pictures of museums and historical homes. However, recent developments at 1000Bulbs.com have proved that notion to be incorrect. Despite their intended niche applications, antique light bulbs have become overwhelmingly popular with a diverse array of 1000Bulbs.com customers, from restoration experts to restauranteurs and suburban homeowners. With an average rating of 4-1/2 stars on a 5-star scale, customers of all types appear to be very satisfied with the product line, prompting the Internet retailer to venture into antique lighting fixtures and hardware as well.
The most popular antique bulbs among 1000Bulbs.com customers are Edison bulbs, a reproduction of the light bulbs produced in the late 1800s and commonly associated with the celebrated inventor. The classic style features an ornate blown-glass envelope with several varieties of hand-wound filaments, including the popular "horseshoe" and "squirrel cage" styles. The company also showcases several styles in addition to the Edison bulb. These popular choices include the "Radio Style" bulb that emulates the look of the vacuum tubes used in old radios and the more traditional-shaped "Victorian Style" bulb. Flame tip chandelier bulbs and decorative globe bulbs round out the selection.
The overwhelmingly positive response to antique light bulbs has prompted 1000Bulbs.com to venture deeper into reproduction fixtures and electrical hardware that can be paired with the antique bulbs. Fixtures from BoBo Intriguing Objects, Hudson Valley, Troy Lighting, Arteriors, and Lazy Susan are all featured as ideal compliments. The solid iron, hammered bronze, and blackened patina finishes of the antique fixtures add to their nostalgic flair. Also featured is a wide selection of cloth-covered wire, brass sockets, and wire cages that allow the customer to create their own fixture, as seen in a video on the 1000Bulbs.com YouTube channel.
The further encourage the adoption of the product line, 1000Bulbs.com is currently offering competitive discount prices on all antique lighting. Customers can pick up antique bulbs for a little as $1.96 and lighting fixtures for less than $100. Eight-foot lengths of antique twisted wire sell for around $5, and sockets and cages can be purchased for less than $3.
About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.