Filament light bulbs, fabric cable, brass light fittings

Filament Light Bulbs | Factorylux in The World of Interiors

The Factorylux team has a soft spot for The World Of Interiors magazine. It’s a hugely influential design and decoration magazine with compelling features and exceptional production values – apparently at WoI they still shoot using film rather than digital.

It gave the Historic Lighting Company – the original name of Factorylux – a huge boost with a feature on our founder Stanley Wilson. And there’s a local connection in that it’s edited by Rupert Thomas, partner of Alan Bennett, one of Yorkshire’s many great exports along with Factorylux lighting.

It’s always a pleasure to be featured in WoI, and there were a host of Factorylux filament bulbs in the October 2013 issue.

filament light bulbs hung from yellow twist fabric cable

The feature was sheer ‘Sheer Perfection’, a focus on fabrics. The images for the feature used Factorylux filament light bulbs – mostly pear shape bulbs with squirrel cage filaments and short tube bulbs with long coil filaments to illuminate the various laces, voiles, linens etc. The fabric pieces were sewn into bags and then lit from the inside to highlight the colours, patterns and textures.

filament bulbs wrapped in fabric

In addition to the filament bulbs, the WoI team used Factorylux braided lighting cable and lamp holders in vintage brass.

vintage filament light bulbs wrapped in fabric

Simple lights – plug, cable and lamp holder – like those used in the feature can be created using the Factorylux Made For You Simple Light configurator. Though the Factorylux compliance team caution against wrapping filament light bulbs in fabric. While all Factorylux lighting is tested and certified to BS EN 60598 – including thermal tests – we didn’t test the fabrics used in the WoI feature. The technical data for each filament light bulb gives the thermal output of the bulb – basically how hot the bulb gets – and you’d need to be extremely careful in your choice of fabric so as not to create fire hazard.

All images courtesy of and copyright World of Interiors and Condé Nast.

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