Updated July 03, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Edison Lamps

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Named for the iconic bulbs they are designed to showcase, Edison lamps come in a range of styles, from chunky industrial and steampunk models to art deco and contemporary designs. Despite these cosmetic differences, all of them are crafted to draw attention to the attractive bulbs used in them. Below you will find a thoroughly researched selection of some of the best models available. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Haitral Vintage

2. Brightech Teardrop

3. Y-nut Steampunk

Editor's Notes

June 30, 2020:

Just as Edison light bulbs have grown in popularity, so have the sort of light fixtures that showcase them. Unlike ordinary table lamps and floor lamps, these lively sources of illumination are designed to draw attention to the stylish bulbs they house. Fortunately, we can enjoy their antique appearance and endure their often bare filaments with the help of contemporary conveniences like dimmable Edison bulbs, which are especially handy when put in models that lack serious shades.

We would like to note that designs that don't have shades, like the Haitral Vintage and Y-nut Steampunk, should be placed in low traffic areas, well out of the reach of children and pets. While these models are just as vulnerable to being knocked over as any other lamp in a similar setting, curious creatures risk burning themselves by touching them. This of course is in addition to the usual threats any broken light fixture might pose, from cuts caused by broken glass, to electrocution resulting from contact with live circuitry.

Finally, whatever lamp you purchase, be sure to double check what type of socket it has before you sink any money into bulbs. While most lamps on the list support standard E26 models, it’s always better to confirm things first and save yourself some time in the long run. Similarly, please follow all guidelines supplied by manufacturers when it comes to appropriate voltages, electrical outlets, and bulb types, as a bulb’s contact area is only one piece of the safety puzzle.

Special Honors

Edison Light Globes Although on the slightly expensive side, this website offers an extensive collection of fixtures that includes the standard floor and table lamps one might expect, as well as out of the way options like billiard table lights and nautically themed designs. In addition to a range of models you won't find anywhere else, they also sell all kinds of bulbs and hardware that are antique in appearance, allowing you to customize your own rustic lighting scheme. edisonlightglobes.com

Machine Age Lamps If you're already deep into the Steampunk aesthetic and prepared to spend copious amounts of money on one of a kind items that are sure to become heirlooms, please click your way over to this family-owned company's website. From tables that incorporate authentic antique car grills, to chaotic floor lamps that rise out of vintage fire hydrants, each model is handcrafted in Minnesota, stamped with a copper ID plate, and signed by its creator. More than just fixtures and furniture, these offerings are fun works of found art. machineagelamps.com

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5. Surpars House Retro

6. 12VMonster Bird Cage

7. Shine Hai Farmhouse

8. Maxvolador Industrial

9. Franklin Iron Works Durango

10. Franklin Iron Works Bodie


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on July 03, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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