Vintage style filament light bulbs at Poundland - for £1!
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Vintage style filament light bulbs at Poundland - for £1!

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Edited by:"Besford"Found 7th Nov
Saw a big display of those oh so trendy vintage style light bulbs in Poundland today (Redditch, may be national): various shapes and sizes and power from 20W to 60W. I'm guessing these are being cleared out by the original supplier as the world goes LED but they were still £9 each next door in Wilko!
I wouldn't advocate using these power hungry bulbs throughout the house but for a bit of mood lighting in one location these could be desirable.

They are individually boxed and then on a cardboard display fitting in the aisle. A brand name on them which I didn't recognise but looked as though they were made to sell at a much higher price. ES fittings but cheap converters to bayonet are widely available.

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Not going to be in all stores. They have been and gone in our local store

Since when did something still used in almost every household become vintage?

Not sure I can vote this as a hot deal so much as a regular item in my local poundland. There is definitely a market for these as opposed to a 'clearance' as suggested by the op which is being fulfilled by poundland and their Chinese supplier!

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Suspect some commentators are misunderstand what these are. They're not just the filament light bulbs we all used until a very few years ago - these are the ones with old fashioned shapes and tinted glass with an orangy glow. Intended to give the impression of something from the early days of electric light I think, or maybe even of gaslight or candles?

Not all poundland stores appear to stock these. The ones I saw we're all in a wire bin. They have lots of shapes sizes and designs.
I suppose you would describe them as the old Edison look of you are supposed to see the filament, light up, as opposed to the glass or a shade obsuring the bulb.

You can buy these on Ali express whom sellers have a greater design range. These are not for providing light, use your standard bulbs for that. These are for show as a feature enhancing to your ancillsry lighting.

Looks like everthing eventually ends up Poundland. I remember paying almost a tenner for one of those bulbs in Ikea a few years ago.

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Master.G11 h, 25 m ago

Since when did something still used in almost every household become …Since when did something still used in almost every household become vintage?


When it isn't what you're thinking of!

Just found lots in my local poundland! Absolute bargain!

An antique deal. bought these when they surfaced last year. May keep an eye out to as need a couple more.

Besford8th Nov

Suspect some commentators are misunderstand what these are. They're not …Suspect some commentators are misunderstand what these are. They're not just the filament light bulbs we all used until a very few years ago - these are the ones with old fashioned shapes and tinted glass with an orangy glow. Intended to give the impression of something from the early days of electric light I think, or maybe even of gaslight or candles?


There are LED versions of those now that are pretty much as good, so that'll be why these filament ones are being sold off cheap.

Led bulbs at lower wattage for £1.49 at home bargains - cold x

CampGareth53 m ago

There are LED versions of those now that are pretty much as good, so …There are LED versions of those now that are pretty much as good, so that'll be why these filament ones are being sold off cheap.


They're really not the same - we have these in a couple of "feature lights" (way too expensive to run in normal lights).

We swapped them out to LED versions and it just wasn't as nice.

Someone add a damn picture to this because there's proper numbers of idiots commenting/voting this all wrong.
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