Exposed bulb lighting has become increasingly popular and looks like a trend that is here to stay. Rather than hiding the bulb behind an opaque shade, exposed light fixtures put the simple, sculptured form of the bulb on display, creating an outstanding point of interest.
For those captivated by the look, there are a remarkable variety of options. Pendant lights are one of the most popular and widely available forms. They are being chosen to replace chandeliers and track lighting and work wonderfully well over kitchen islands.
You’ll also find exposed bulb lighting in everything from fixtures that are just a socket and a cord, to bulbs that sit inside a clear class shade, to chandeliers. Scones, flush-mount fixtures, floor lands and table lamps complete the category.
And, if you’re wanting that mixed-metals look, metal finishes range from a quietly classic look of the oil-rubbed bronze to brighter tones like silver, copper and brass.
When deciding if this lighting look is right for your home, you might consider the following:
- Do you like an industrial look that hearkens back to factories or schoolhouses?
- Is your home a traditional style? This is a great way to update your style and infuse some new life and light into it.
- Do you like Urban-Chic? It’s great for this style.
Love the look, but your style is modern, transitional, Key West Beach or Craftsman? Have no fear, there are exposed bulb lights that are tailor-made for these styles as well.
We like the feature in a cluster together as in a series of simple drop pendants or in chandeliers, using different shape bulbs to add interest. Below area some more photos we just had to share. What’s your favorite?
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