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Continued: Finding the right lighting for your home

  • Article by: LINDSEY M. ROBERTS , Washington Post
  • Last update: March 22, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Though they’re often concealed by shades, don’t overlook bulbs: Retro bulbs such as West Elm’s Edison are making a comeback, just as manufacturers are pushing toward more energy-efficient options ($15, www.westelm.com).

“Keep in mind that these bulbs are more decorative,” said Tina King of Rejuvenation home and lighting store. “They should be used for ambience, not to light a kitchen where brighter light is needed for your work area.” A tungsten bulb such as the 30W Radio-Style Small Tungsten Filament Bulb from Rejuvenation is another option for imitating the glow of candlelight ($10, www.rejuvenation.com).

If you’re going to go with a retro bulb, make sure that your fixture shows it off, as does the glass bell shade on Crate and Barrel’s Lander Sconce ($149, www.crateandbarrel.com).





 

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