Carbon filament lamps are the latest ‘hip-happening’ in the decorative lighting world. Whether for trendy hangouts, tapping into the popular Victorian industrial look, or seeking to enhance the ambience of an elegant room, these lamps have become a staple for restaurant and retail designers looking to utilise their warm hue.
Eurolux stocks carbon filament lamps in a variety of shapes and filament designs and, looking at them, it is clear why they are proving so popular. “Today’s carbon filament lamps offer a rich warm hue that creates a special ambience in restaurants, hotels and even retail outlets,” says Shaun Bouchier, director at Eurolux. “The exposed globes with their glowing yet low light output filaments can be a central design feature in any room.”
The carbon filaments lamps currently available from Eurolux come in 40 W and 60 W options (both of which are dimmable) and in a variety of shapes and sizes. These come standard with E27 bases but two models are available with a B22 base. The products typically have a 3000-hour lamp life, which is somewhat shorter than some other modern lamps on the market but, as Bouchier points out, there really is no substitute for the beautiful lighting effect they produce, hence their growing popularity.
“The lamps are not intended to be used as the sole light source within a room and can easily be used with a dimmer, reducing their electricity usage,” adds Bouchier.
The Eurolux range of carbon filament lamp shapes includes pear, tubular, candle and Maxi-Globe. The lamps also come in a variety of filament designs, such as squirrel cage, hair clip, strand and zig-zag options.
There is no need to hide the globe under a lampshade – either use it without one so that it’s entirely visible, or pair it with a shade that will allow the filament effect to be seen. Bouchier believes that the lamps look best in exposed light sockets such as chandeliers, sconces or socket pendants. He adds that more and more, modern lighting fixtures are being designed to showcase these vintage wonders.
All of Eurolux’s carbon filament lamps offer a colour temperature of 2700 K, a voltage of 230 V and range in lumens from 160 to 280.
Eurolux: www.eurolux.co.za or +27 (0) 21 528 8400