ISSUE 105  |  Editors' Picks: 2013

High/Low: Cut-Crystal Light Bulbs

December 31, 2013 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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I’m not usually a cut-crystal type of person, but I’m finding myself coveting a light bulb (or two) from UK designer Lee Broom. They’re on the expensive side, so we found a couple of lower-priced options for the crystal obsessed among us.

Above: UK designer Lee Broom’s lead Crystal Bulbs are individually hand blown and cut at Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining producer of handmade English full lead crystal in the UK. The bulbs are available directly from Lee Broom for £109 each; the Crystal Bulb plus brushed pendant fitting is $299 from Future Perfect.

Above: Designed by Eric Therner, the halogen Diamond Lights are made of glass and, he says, “look as good switched on as when they’re switched off.” Image via Le Blog Mademoiselle.

Above: The Diamond Lights are available directly from Eric Therner for €40 each (free shipping worldwide).

Above: The Westinghouse Cut Glass Light Bulb is $4.49 at Amazon.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 09, 2013 as part of our Bedrooms issue (but we like these so much we had to post this again). Looking for more lighting ideas? We have a lot: browse the hundreds Lighting posts in our archive.