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All Birch Willow lamps and luminaries are designed to use medium base light bulbs, except the Twinkle pendant designed to use candelabra bulbs. There is a label on each lamp or luminary indicating the recommended maximum wattage.
Yes. We encourage our customers to use CFL bulbs over incandescent bulbs whenever possible. They are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, and have a considerably longer life of 8,000 10,000 hours. CFL bulbs are available in a range of colors from 2800K 6500K. Three way and dimmable (25W+) CFL bulbs are also available.
The quality of light generated by CFL bulbs is considerably different than the quality of light emitted by incandescent bulbs (see section: Bulb Color above). We recommend CFL bulbs specifically for the Pod Pendant, Bower Sconce and Cocoon Sconce made with paper to diffuse the light source.
Birch Willow is an artisan studio that creates warm and whimsical lighting as well as amazing functional and decorative screens. We use organic materials bittersweet, wisteria, grapevine, willow, reeds, twigs and paper. We make our fixtures and screens by hand in Massachusetts. We sell around the world and we customize each order to suit your needs.
How do different types of bulbs effect my Birch Willow lighting fixture?
Frosted or Coated Bulbs for Paper Fixtures
There is a conversion chart below showing CFL bulbs and incandescent bulb equivalents.
Incandescent and LED light bulbs are also available with uncoated or clear surfaces. Clear bulbs create the sharpest light that sparkles and generates more shadowing. Clear bulbs may create undesirable spotting and shadows in diffusing fixtures made with paper.
Incandescent, LED and CFL light bulbs are available with frosted or coated inside surfaces. Frosted or coated bulbs project an even soft light available in a wide color spectrum most commonly noted as a range between warm and cool. The frosting or coating eliminates glare, minimizes shadows and slightly reduces the effective light output of the bulb.
We design all our fixtures to optimize the quality of light emitted and shadows cast by the woven fixtures. Creating beauty, whimsy and delight Adidas Los Angeles Tan
than specified by UL standards to enhance the quality of light and shadow. In most applications we recommend clear bulbs. Clear bulbs are brighter somewhat off setting the use of lower wattage bulbs.
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Birch Willow offers our own designs. We design and fabricate lighting fixtures, screens and weavings in collaboration with architects, interior designers and their clients.
A wide variety of incandescent light bulbs are available. Light bulb characteristics include shape, color, warmth or coolness, surface quality as well as standard or Adidas Originals Shoes New energy efficiency. The type of light bulb used will effect the color of the paper and influence the quality of the shadows generated by the lamp or luminary.
We hope that our quick reference page provides enough information for you to learn about the possibilities of creating the most beautiful light and shadows with your Birch Willow lighting fixture. Please contact us if your question is not addressed.
energy efficient options to incandescent bulbs. Household applications for LEDs are increasing and prices are decreasing. The quality of compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) is increasing so CFLs are suitable for more uses. We recommend the use of incandescent or LED bulbs to create the most wonderful sparkles and shadows.
Frosted or Clear Bulbs
are priorities. We consider the effect of higher and lower wattage bulbs on the appearance of each Birch Willow design. In some cases, we may recommend using a lower wattage Adidas Originals Training Shoes
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Ideally, the light source feels organic. Birch Willow fixtures created with vines are designed to leak light through the weaving. This intentional light leaking will filter through the vines, sparkle and throw shadows across walls and the ceiling. Fixtures created with paper are designed to have a still evenly diffused light.
Do you use compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs in Birch Willow sconces and pendants?
When you buy a coated or frosted bulb, you will need to select the "color" or "color temperature" bulb most effective for the setting. All light bulbs are available in a wide range of color temperatures. The higher the color temperature of the bulb, the cooler the color quality of light. Conversely, lower color temperatures create warm color generating bulbs. 2800K). Warm white is at the yellow end of the color spectrum. Daylight is at the blue end of the color spectrum. So, warm white will appear much "warmer" than daylight which will appear "cooler" or bluish white.
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