Light Bulb Photos Sent By Visitors

Below you will find photos of antique and vintage light bulbs provided by website visitors. If you would like to apply to have yours posted here, please contact me. I'm mostly interested in keeping this page devoted to rare and unusual light bulbs, but I wouldn't reject photos of more common bulbs if it's clear you made an effort to take beautiful photos. Please don't forget to specify how you would like to be credited, or if you would like to remain anonymous. Preference will be given to high quality, non-blurry photos with uniform white backgrounds, good lighting and few reflections. Copyrights of all photos submitted will remain with the person who provided them. Up to 10 photos can be posted per light bulb. And if you're a collector and have a huge amount of photos of many bulbs, I may have to give you your own gallery!

C.1885 rare Bernstein horseshoe filament series light bulb with Heisler plug base, teal glass stem 5amp 20cp found in NY home dec-2019
C.1914 200w tipped national mazda 'C' lamp straight-sided light bulb with early coiled tungsten filament by Marvin Heston mar-2020
Huge 5000w GE movie studio light bulb tungsten filament with mogul bi-post base by Allen from Colorado jul-2020
C.1889 New Type Edison bamboo filament light bulb pat. feb-14-1880 16cp 117v by Mark Richichi sep-2020
Early tipped neon bulb DGG Franklin letter C 220v 3.5w by Linden, UK aug-2020
C.1881 very early edison madake bamboo filament light bulb with early plaster ring and copperplated clamps by anonymous nov-2020
C.1880s Bernstein Heisler light bulb with transparent blue glass stem by anonymous nov-2020
Enormous Luma 220v 10,000w 3200K movie set coiled tungsten filament light bulb by Joakim Bjorkholm, Sweden nov-2020
C.1889 Iranian light bulbs, plaster ins., etched WA, similar to Edison-Swan, from reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, by Farshid Rezaei, from Isfahan province, Iran feb-2022
C.1889 hairpin filament light bulb with early Westinghouse Byllesby-Lange base, by anonymous jan-2022
C.1904-1910 economical dual carbon filament light bulb with pull-string and original box, by anonymous feb-2022
C.1916 TH Thomson-Houston Base VAC-M Lightning Arrestor Bulb (not a light bulb), The National Electric Spec. Co. Toledo OH, by anonymous feb-2022
C.1881-1883 ruby red Edison light bulb with Edison's Patents sticker, early plaster ring handle, from anonymous in Louisville KY mar-2023

Byron's Collection

Many thanks to Byron Runevitch for sharing photos of his light bulb collection, which can be seen below.

4 colored bulbs, amber Mazda uncoiled tungsten cage filament light bulb, ruby red Colonial carbon filament, cobalt blue 16cp 110v, cobalt blue Imperial B.M. Co. 4cp 110v may-2021
C.1890s cobalt blue tipped carbon filament light bulb with plaster ins. may-2021
C.1890s emerald green tipped carbon hairpin filament Edison light bulb 8cp with plaster ins. may-2021
C.1890s ruby red tipped New Type Edison Lamp anchored carbon filament light bulb 16cp 112v with plaster ins. and rare red tip may-2021
C.1895 ruby red tipped looped carbon filament light bulb with porcelain ins. may-2021
C.1928 daylight blue Vicks VapoRub Vapolite vaporizer light bulb with looped carbon filament and indented top, with socket and cord, Vapolite Co. of Chicago may-2021
C.1890s pair of porcelain ins. Westinghouse pin base looped carbon filament light bulbs, 16cp, both working may-2021
C.1890 flat brass-sided TH Thomson-Houston New Type Edison Lamp tipped carbon hairpin filament light bulb 16cp with plaster ins. may-2021
C.1904 sausage shape frosted tipped carbon filament heat bulbs with orig. sleeves and unburnt labels, for use in radiant heaters, 250w 120v, Westinghouse and Edison may-2021
Westinghouse Cozy Glow shell-shaped luminous copper radiator heater with two frosted tipped sausage-shaped carbon filament heat bulbs may-2021
C.1904 Shelby RAY 16cp mushroom shape carbon filament light bulb, similar to the centennial bulb at the Livermore CA fire department station may-2021
Economical HYLO switchable dual carbon filament light bulb, 1cp and 16cp 104v, with pull-string and BRIGHT and DIM tags, pull string to switch filaments, pat. 1903 may-2021
Economical HYLO switchable dual carbon filament light bulb, 1cp and 16cp, with rare rotatable switch, rotate to switch filaments, reproduction label, porcelain ins. may-2021
Economical HYLO switchable dual carbon filament light bulb, 1cp and 16cp, with TH Thomson-Houston base, screw in tighter to activate larger filament may-2021
C.1904 various tipped carbon filament light bulbs with labels, Detroit Edison, Brilliant, Sunlight, Westinghouse 8cp 26cp 32cp 30w 40w may-2021
Two Sterling Spiral or Sterling Special tipped carbon filament light bulbs with spiral filament may-2021
Various TH Thomson-Houston carbon filament light bulbs, two with full porcelain shell bases c.1903, one is New Type Sunbeam 104v 8cp may-2021
Westinghouse-Edison combination base anchored carbon filament light bulb with porcelain ins. marked D.G. & E. Co. may-2021
Frosted tipped uncoiled tungsten cage filament light bulb, likely Mazda may-2021