The essence of interior decoration, lamps should never be taken lightly. They are the ones that provide the light sources needed to illuminate the rooms, but not that! By the way, the decorative power of this object is also important.
Lampposts, lights, lamps to be installed, suspensions, etc. If you've noticed, retro is the trend of interior design these days. It is precisely for this reason that vintage objects like the Tiffany lamp is very present in interiors nowadays. Here is an article that will guide you in the choice of bulbs for your Tiffany lamps.
Light bulbs: different technologies
Since lamps are primarily used to bring light to the home before being a decorative object, it is important to choose the bulbs to equip the lamp. In addition, there are now different technologies, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. To help you make the right choice, you first need to understand how these technologies work.
Among the oldest and surely most widespread light bulb technologies is the incandescent bulb. It looks like a glass ball that contains a heated filament to emit light. 95% of the absorbed current turns into heat while the remaining 5% is used for light. The average lifespan of this model is about 1,000 hours.
The advantages of this technology lie in particular on the fact that the ignition speed is instantaneous and the actual consumption is clearly displayed in consumption habits. The only downside is that it consumes too much energy.
Eco Halogen Bulb
For a few years now, households have become increasingly attracted by eco halogen technology, probably because of its highly acceptable innovative aspect. The bulb that works with this type of technology contains inert gas to operate. This could be iodine or bromine. Moreover, its ergonomics are much more interesting than the previous model with an average lifespan of between 1,000 hours and 2,000 h. Moreover, the bulb is less energy-intensive than the incandescent bulb with an energy saving of up to -30%.
Also, its ignition speed is instantaneous. But it's not just that! The real advantage of this technology is above all its great compatibility with a light intensity dimmer. This means that it can also work with motion sensors. However, it is not without its flaws, as energy consumption is not the best on the market. Many even think it can do better. Also, clumsy ones are not advised to use this type of bulb, as the tube cannot be touched with your fingers.
Fluo-compact or fluorescent bulb
The bulbs operating with the fluorescent-compact technology, also known as fluorescent, come in the form of a tube that contains gas through which an electric shock passes through which the light is produced. This type of "ample discharge" technology is also referred to as this type of "ample" technology. Fans of Tiffany lamps are succumbing to the charms of this type of bulbs as they can be used for decoration.
In addition, those looking for interesting long-term solutions will be served by this technology because the life of the bulb can range from 6,000 to 15,000 hours, with an energy saving of up to -80% compared to incandescent bulbs.
However, there is a bit of a delay in the ignition speed, as it takes a few seconds for the bulbs to reach its full light efficiency. Also, the presence of mercury in its composition makes it less ecological.
The popularity of LED technology is at its peak! LED lamps over here, LED lamps over there. One even comes to wonder, what is so special with technology. No gas, no heating, no mercury. It would appear that Led bulbs alone gather all the answers to users' requests. Indeed, this technology is based on the emission of light through electricity. Not only economical with -90% energy consumption, light bulbs are functional for at least 10 years, or between 20,000 and 50,000 hours of lifespan.
The most of this type of bulbs are therefore: ecological, economical, sustainable, excellent color rendering ... In short, it is the light bulb of the future. Now you understand why so much craze for this technology to illuminate Tiffany lamps?
The only downside is at the price level, because we agree that the bulb is the most expensive of all previous models. In any case, it is always profitable in the long run.
The different temperatures, powers and nerves
Now that you have an idea in mind for the bulb technology you will choose for your Tiffany lamps, know that there are other details that you need to look closely at. We are talking about basic criteria for choosing any light bulb, regardless of the technology that drives it.
For your information, there are four main categories of cores for light bulbs. These nerves are generally presented, either B22, for bayonets, GU10 for most spots, E14 for small screws and E27 for big screws. However, there are nerves specifically dedicated to Led bulbs. Leds take many shapes depending on the model, and you have a wide range of bold ingredients. There are even some nerves that can't be found on other types of light bulbs.
That's why you can easily do without a classic lighting or on the contrary bet on a more economical version without the need to break your head. For the nerves of Led lamps in particular, you can find in the trade B22 system, other E14 while some E27, E40, G4, G24 or MR16. It is therefore important to understand the meaning of all these terms so as not to make a mistake in the choice.
The tone in a room is played in the diffused light. That's why it's important to choose light bulbs carefully while taking care to master your various settings. Among other things, you can bet on the warm light that will bring warmth and a warm atmosphere to your home.
It is worth pointing out that light exists in several colors and it is expressed in kelvins degrees. Therefore, what we call hot light is the one that is used mostly in rooms, so ideal for Tiffany lamps.
The light is in most cases yellow or orange and is translated by a value of less than 3,000 K.
As far as neutral light is concerned, it is usually between 4000 and 4500 k. With such an important power of light, this value is preferred for living rooms where the family likes to spend time together. That said, neutral light with this power is perfect for the living room or living room.
This light is intense enough for more visual comfort, but not as much to assault you. In other words, it's the perfect choice to enjoy a non-aggressive light.
For cold light, it is white or sometimes blue. This is equivalent to daylight and is defined by lighting that is valued at 60,000 K and above. Thanks to the nature of diffused light, this type of light bulb is the one that is usually used to bring the necessary light sources into the kitchen, the bathroom or even in the work rooms. This is because it makes you feel like you are working in daylight.
It should also be noted that the higher the temperature of the bulb, the colder the light. So this is a detail that you need to focus on to avoid getting it wrong. Cold light is perfect for stained glass blinds, you'll find these models in our Tiffany lamp shop with a wide variety of colours.
The color rendering index, also known as IRC, usually oscillates between 1 and 100 using daylight as a reference. In this case, the IRC allows an approximate assessment of the bulb's ability to transmit the natural colors of light.
If the IRC indicates 100, it is because the bulb takes back the white light of daylight. That said, a light bulb that indicates IRC 100 is more than enough to get personal lighting. If there is any doubt in the choice, the easiest way would be to have a connoisseur accompany.
Choose a light bulb that's right for your light fixture
As you will have understood, playing with colors and light is the best possible option to visually enlarge a room and bring a welcoming and warm atmosphere. And also, the lamp has roles to play in decorating your interior. The different types of bulbs that exist and the particularities of each bulb have already been discussed. This time, it should be made clear that the choice of bulb also depends on the type of Tiffany lamps you have at your disposal.
The table lamp to be asked
The table lamp to be installed is the one you use mostly as an office fixture, although it can also replace bedside lamps. The vintage Tiffany lay lamp will bring a classic, retro-chic touch to your home. For this type of lamp, it is best to rely on Led E27 or E14 bulbs depending on the size of the lamp for more savings and for even more aesthetics.
If your Tiffany lamp has a fabric lampshade, 40W power will do. However, you can also opt for an incandescent bulb, especially if you want to have colour bulbs, or if your fixture is a vintage 70s lamp, you may choose an Edison bulb.
The desk lamp
For a desk lamp, you can also choose a table lamp that can be placed in the middle of your stacks of folders as well as in the middle of the dining table. Lighted in the evening while you review your documents, your Tiffany lamp will look particularly noble.
For this type of lamp, a light bulb that diffuses white light will do the trick, with an E27 power of 25w. This would allow you to get all the light sources needed to work in the best conditions.
The wall applique is the essence of the art of deco for a stylish interior. Ideally with a minimalist design, this Tiffany lamp finds its place in the bedroom, in the living room or even in the kitchen. Did you know that even more and more bars, cafes, tea rooms and restaurants are being seduced by the unrivalled beauty of Tiffany's wall appliques?
For optimal light source, use incandescent bulbs at 220 to 240V and 50 to 60 Hz. But if you want to opt for a Led bulb, it would ideally be an E14 bulb.
The chandeliers or suspensions are the ones that make your living room look good. All it takes is a pretty Tiffany lamp hanging over the dining table or in the center of the room to feel all the difference.
These lamps are used as decoration, but not that! Since lamps are primarily designed to illuminate a room, opt for FORTE Power Led bulbs with a 10-Watt E27 socket.
The streetlights sign up for the evolution of the Tiffany lamp. We are talking about a pretty lamp on the ground that fits easily near your sofa or bed in the bedrooms. With a height of up to 2 metres for some models, streetlights are a must for stylish interiors.
For this lamp, you can also opt for a light bulb with a 25W E27 socket. However, you can always try lamps with different temperatures.
The bulbs in France meet CE standards, the quality and price often depends on the price and the technological model you want to use depending on the room and the fixture.