For many years we have been accustomed to hiding our bulbs inside our light fittings. This was perfectly understandable as, until quite recently, light bulbs were not overly attractive and some were even downright ugly. With the introduction of the latest generation of LED decorative filament bulbs a whole new creative way of lighting has opened up. These bulbs are definitely designed to be shown off!
Translucent lighting provides a clean, uncluttered look where nothing is hidden. You are able to see through and beyond to view what is all around you with no barrier. This is not a new idea when it comes to lighting in the home but with the recent introduction of more attractive vintage light bulbs, this is one of the emerging trends in both lighting and interior design. In this blog we will be taking a look at both translucent see through lighting and some of the latest amazing LED light bulbs.
It cannot be denied that the humble light bulb is one of the modern conveniences that has changed the way we live. At the simple flick of a switch we can have instant, trouble-free illumination. I’m sure there are few among us who would care to return to using smelly, dirty animal fat candles, oil lamps or gas lighting. It has been the practice for many years to cover naked light bulbs with shades and in fact many people really did not like seeing the bulbs at all. Exposed light bulbs were only seen in industrial factories and warehouses and certainly not in home interiors. All this has now changed as we are seeing exposed light bulb fittings being used not only for hospitality lighting but for lighting in the home too.