Creative lighting with golf ball light bulbs
Successful interior decorating relies just as much on the light sources in the room as it does on the furniture and wallpaper. Golf ball light bulbs are a versatile way to bring both strong and soft light into a space, with an attractive round bulb design that suits many light fittings.
Halogen and filament golf ball bulbs are complemented now with energy saving eco and LED bulbs, all providing their own benefits. LED golf ball light bulbs have very long lives, which makes them a good investment as they won't need changing for often many years. Energy saving bulbs are usually favoured by people who want to reduce their energy consumption in an easy and accessible way.
Although most golf ball bulbs are a similar ball shape, there are variations on these, with tapered candle styles perfect for vintage light fittings where a ball bulb might look out of place. Edison style filament bulbs give a warm amber glow and are decorative enough to be used with a light shade in many instances. These vintage style light bulbs are usually available in a range of sizes too, making it possible to mix up the sizes of golf ball bulbs in a room to create a focal point.
Choosing between a warm or cool white light bulb often makes a big impact on the feel of a place. Cool light bulbs tend to offer a starker light, whereas the warm bulbs create a softer feel. It's not usually advised to mix the two types of bulbs in a room as it can create a mixed effect, so when buying replacement bulbs it's good to be sure which type is needed. For extreme impact though coloured bulbs can be used to pinpoint a particular area of a room, and inject colour into an otherwise plain space.