Vintage Hardware Follow-up

February 2, 2015

Kevin Berger



A follow-up on our previous tips regarding Vintage Hardware.  Another consideration when you are deciding on using vintage lighting is our government’s decision regarding the forced retirement of incandescent lighting…  The quality of the light and the aesthetics of the fixture may be changed radically if you’re forced to replace the decorative incandescent bulbs with curly-cue CFL’s.  This isn’t such a big deal with shaded fixtures, but open sconces or chandeliers will look and function differently.  Even with shaded fixtures, make sure you examine the shade connection.  In some old fixtures the shade attached directly to the bulb.

Both CFLs and LEDs are available in candelabra styles, but effects and aesthetics vary.

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