Guest Picks: Exposed Bulb Lighting

Guest Picks: Exposed Bulb Lighting

Exposed lighting was enjoying a steady resurgence in popularity within the last year or so. No surprise then that big brand decorating stores on each side of the Atlantic — namely, West Elm and John Lewis — are embracing the trend, together with filament lighting featuring across both of their fall and winter collections.

I feel the appearance works best in multiples; bunch together a string of simple fall pendants or line up a trio of table lamps along a sideboard, using different shape bulbs to add interest. Will you be adding any vulnerable bulb pendants to your home’s lighting? — Will from Bright.Bazaar

West Elm

Globe Pendant – $99

I like the plated nickel component of these globe pendant lights — the shift in material adds a new dimension to the layout. There is also a delicacy to the entire world design which softens the harshness of the vulnerable bulb element.

Pottery Barn

Marine Pendant – $199

Pottery Barn aptly explains this nautical fixture as being handsome, and is not it just? I really like how the graphic, elongated shape of the bulb area serves to frame the vulnerable filament bulb. This is my preferred choice of the lighting market right now!

West Elm

Industrial Bulb Pendant – $99

Cluster pendants have been a favorite of mine, but this brand new addition to the West Elm line-up is up there at the very top of my must-have list. I would really like to hang this above my dining table.

Marks & Spencer

Glass Bell Ceiling Light – GBP 69

This pendant shade is ideal for adding romantic allure to a room. I think that it would work very well hung in the bedroom.

Matt Blatt

Replica Mattias Stahlbom E27 Pendant Light – AUD 95

Simple, contemporary and somewhat vintage in its own texture, the Mattias Stahlbom E27 Pendant Light plays the tendency of revisiting the past throughout layout. I would cluster several together with different colour cords for a multicolor statement.

Olive and Branch

5-Pendant Wire Light – $350

This wire pendant with exposed bulbs is overflowing with vintage French allure. I’d like to hang these over a rustic farmhouse-style table.

Pottery Barn

Exposed Bulb Pendant Track Lighting – $199

If you’re eager to work the vulnerable bulb tendency into monitor lighting, then these industrial-style bulbs are the ideal match. I’d like to hang a lineup of these over a kitchen island.

Will Taylor

Rensselaer Single Light – $139

The vintage brass with brass pole and twisted red cloth cord produces a striking feature for your walls. I like how the cable spins throughout the shape of this sconce.

John Lewis

Watt Pendant – GBP 55

This oversize’watt’ necklace isn’t only great value but it’s also cleverly designed — notice how the shape of this design echoes the shape of the bulb.


Ferm Living Light Bulb Black Wall Sticker – GBP 40

If you love this season’s trend for vulnerable bulbs but you’re renting or aren’t searching for a new necklace, then bring the appearance into your house with this wall sticker from Ferm Living — I think that they are great fun!

Will Taylor

Satellite Sconce – $109

This Satellite sconce has a charming and traditional feel to it I’d like to have one of these on either side of my front door.


Utility Red Pendant Lamp – $39.95

The red cording with this exposed bulb necklace adds a young dash of colour — ideal for adding heat to a all-white scheme.

Firefly Pendant Light – $199

I like this industrial chandelier for its contemporary twist which allows you to suspend five glass globes from one black iron bar.

John Lewis

Davey Square Indoor Pendant – GBP 199

Produced by Davey Lighting, which was created during the 19th century as a marine lighting manufacturer, this pendant combines excellent craftsmanship with the best raw materials. It not only appears robust but is made in England to some very high quality — a fantastic investment piece for certain!

Pottery Barn

Barnham Pendant – $199

The burnished copper finish is what sells this pendant color to me; the glance of this bulb revealing underneath adds intrigue to the layout.

John Lewis

Gloria Ceiling Light – GBP 150

There is an air of elegance and simplicity to the Gloria pendant lighting from John Lewis — ideal if you favor decoration.


Photographic Black Metal Giant Floor Lamp – GBP 170

I bought a slightly smaller version of this photographic lamp by Alex Dreyer several seasons ago, but it now comes in a giant size which makes for a great statement piece. I like how the faceting on the inside of the color diffuses light in all directions.

West Elm

Cluster Glass Pendant – $199

There is a lively element to this exposed pendant cluster that I like — I think that it’s the way every world is fixed at a different height.

West Elm

Glass Jar Pendants – $99

I really like that these pendants have been inspired by classic glass jars for their softly glowing, industrial-chic feel. The green and gray colors can also be reminiscent of classic glass jars. I think they work best as a trio, but one wrapped in a little alcove could look good also.

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