Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pagoda Light Bulbs



I've been fascinated to see that chic hotels have embraced the "Radio" or "Marconi" light bulb for sconces in hallways and elevator lobbies. I just discovered these pagoda light bulbs that come in both candelabra and standard base. They are antique reproductions and come in smoked glass. I am interested to see the effect these will have in a pair of sconces or a chandelier. This looks like a fabulous way to create a Chinoiserie look with existing fixtures. If it works half as well for a Chinoiserie touch as the the Radio bulbs do in creating a vintage vibe, this could be amazing. I'll keep you posted.

8 comments:

ticklishfromadistance said...

These are way cool! Can't wait to here.

Averill said...

I love the idea -- if you get some, I want to see how they look actually installed!

soodie :: said...

I love these too, but it would have to be the right #-armed chandelier. or sconce. Now I'm having difficulties seeing it applied. I'm with Averill, I would have to see examples installed. But I love the idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-They are cool-I love the fact that they are an antique reproduction and smoked glass.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-It will be a fun experiment!

Style Redux 2 said...

Soodie-I have a pair of sconces and a chandelier that I will experiment with. I'll do a post.

Sanity Fair said...

These are fantastic!!! I'd love to see them on a fixture. No more little shades...

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-Just what I was thinking-may be a change from the shade look that I have always loved.