Welcome To My Antique & Vintage Light Bulb e-Museum

This website features photos of Antique & Vintage light bulbs, including items such as sockets and other bulb-like items such as tubes, rectifiers, and flashbulbs.

Antique Light Bulbs

Vintage Light Bulbs

Modern Light Bulbs


Rectifiers & Radio Tubes

Sockets & Accessories

Update Log
Feb/17/2022: I've added a new sub-section, "Original Antique Light Bulb Catalogs and Documents" at the bottom of this page.
Feb/16/2022: I've added 4 new light bulbs to the YOUR light bulbs page.
Jan/22/2022: The 2021 auction archive is now up. I documented around 360 light bulb auctions from last year.
May/22/2021: A collection of light bulbs belonging to Byron Runevitch has been posted. Thank you Byron for letting me host your photos. If you, the reader, are also a collector and would like to have your own gallery, please get in touch.
Jan/7/2021: The 2020 auction archive is now up. I documented around 430 light bulb auctions from last year.
Nov/20/2020: I've added the new Books & Documents page, where you can find books to research early light bulbs.
Aug/18/2020: I've added the new Your Light Bulbs page, where visitors like you can have your light bulb photos posted for free.
Jun/30/2020: The "Highly Collectible Light Bulbs" section on the Bulb Archives page has received a major overhaul.
Jan/12/2020: The 2019 auction archive is now up. I documented around 500 light bulb auctions from last year (that was a LOT of work). Also, the website is now fully compatible with mobile devices as of October 2019.
Jun/20/2019: I am in the process of renovating the entire website. Currently optimizing pages for modern screen resolutions (including tablets and phones) and reviewing all of the existing text, down to the last sentence.
Jan/11/2019: Fixed the email contact form! I had ignored this website for many years and didn't realize it had stopped working. But I'm back to working on it.