ST Teardrop bulbs have the classic shape of the carbon-filament bulb originally designed by Thomas Edison and thus are commonly known as Edison bulbs.
benefits of Vintage LED light bulbs:
- Very efficient compared to old technology including carbon filament, incandescent and CFL. More reliable and less expensive to run than the carbon filament reproduction light bulbs seen in many hip establishments (read more below).
- Warmest LED bulbs on the market (this one measures just 2200k on the colour temperature scale) achieving a very similar look to tungsten* and carbon filament globes without the power consumption and expensive cost. Vintage LED bulbs throw a lovely warm light with a resonable level of brightness compared to most LED's that throw blue light to get to the same level of brightness.
- Operate at a very low temperature - making them a lot safer for those with children.
- Two year warranty: should your bulb fail in the first two years it will be replaced.#
- Lifespan: Vintage LED is 15,000 – 30,000 hours (whereas CFL is 6,000 hours ; incandescent 1,500 hours)
- Dimmable, unlike many LED light bulbs.
- Screws into any standard light bulb fitting instead of an incandescent or CFL light bulb.
- Vintage LED has a published Ethical Soucing Policy, promising to source from the highest quality factories and those with the best management and staff treatment. The owners personally visit factories.
- And Vintage LED looks better - see image with old carbon filament bulb on left and Vintage LED filament bulb on the right.
15,000 average hours
Lamp Luminous Flux(lm): 500 (similar lumens to a 60W incandescent bulb)
CRI (Ra>): 82
2200K warm color
Standard E27 Edison screw fitting
Vintage LED uses LED chip and sapphire infused silicon technology, which creates such warm filaments.
Available in both B22 (bayonet) and E27 (Edison screw) fittings. The current image showcases the Edison screw.
# All Vintage LED light bulbs come with a 2 year warranty. If the light bulb fails in the first 2 years you will receive a replacement at no cost. We will require proof of purchase, a photo and quick description of the fault for a replacement or, if you prefer, a refund. Coupled with the savings in power consumption, this essentially means each bulb will pay for itself.
Made in China. All factories have attained ISO9001 accreditation and are encouraged to obtain ISO 14001 – Environmental Management, SA 8000 (Social Responsibility) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & safety)
A 6W LED bulb costs approximately $4.30 per annum to run and saves 6.5 tonnes per annum of CO2 compared with a 60W incandescent bulb.
*Calculations based on average household use of 8 hours per day at 25c per KW hour. Using CO2 equivalent of 1 tonne per MW hour. 60W incandescent bulb uses approximately 10 times more electricity, and costs $43 PA to run.
what are those trendy vintage bulbs and why are LED light bulbs the best?
The reusrgence in retro carbon-filament light bulbs across the restaurant and retail world is due to the warm light that emmulates candle light and flatters both the person and food. The green glow of compact fluorescent bulbs just doesn't fit the look. But this 1890's carbon-filament technology invented by Thomas Edison creates a lot of heat and uses a lot of power. The carbon filament went out of style when the brighter and more powerful Tungsten-filament bulbs transformed the industry.
*What is a Tungsten light bulb? Tungsten light bulbs or incandescent light bulbs are lights that generate light by heating a metal wire or filament made of Tungsten (a metal with an extremely high melting point) with electricity until it becomes white hot and glows. Due to using heat as the light source, Tungsten emits an attractive warm colour light, but it is highly energy guzzling (these bulbs waste 90 per cent of the energy they use, mainly as heat) and the glass becomes extremely hot. Over time with repeated heating, the metal slowly avaporates, becoming thinner until it breaks. Incandescent light bulbs along with any bulbs that have an efficiency level of less than 15 lumens per watt (lm/W) are now banned in Australia and most countries.
What are the most energy efficient light bulbs? Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LEDs can be used in the vast majority of fittings to replace incandescent bulbs. CFLs consume about 25% of energy for the same amount of light output compared to incandescent light and last longer, but they can emit UV (ultraviolet) radiation and contain Mercury which can be released when the light bulb is broken. Mercury is widely known to be a health risk if inhaled or ingested, especially in small children. You need to dispose of CFL lightbulbs through proper channels and not send them to landfill.
LED bulbs, although they can be more expensive to buy than CFL's, have a longer life, contain no mercury, do not emit UV radiation, and consume less energy per lumen produced.
Lumens (lm) are a measure of light output and watts (W) are a measure of energy input.