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Z
Last reply on Jan 30, 2013

Light bulbs on chandeliers~

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Z
Last reply on Jan 30, 2013

To all the bloggers....is their anything I can use on my chandelier bulbs that will give them bling that is safe to use??? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Debbie~

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  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Jan 29, 2013

    If your looking to cover the bulbs the answer is no, you cannot cover over a bulb in such a way. It can cause it to overheat and can burst. I would look into the type of bulb your using. There are hundreds of styles and shapes and designs for just about every bulb made. Just do not put anything over or in close contact with the bulbs on your fixture.

  • Winnie
    Winnie Columbus, NC
    on Jan 29, 2013

    Yes, you can. Have you looked into satin wrapped or spun silk wrapped bulbs ? They're specifically for chandeliers with exposed bulbs.

  • Deborah Propes Dunhoft
    Deborah Propes Dunhoft Burnside, KY
    on Jan 29, 2013

    Becky, Here is a pic....I put shades over the bulbs and I hate it. I do not like how it looks. I want to hang crystals from the chandelier and I wanted to do something with the bulbs.

    My chanderlier~

    My chanderlier~

  • Deborah Propes Dunhoft
    Deborah Propes Dunhoft Burnside, KY
    on Jan 29, 2013

    Winne, Where would I go to look at them and if I liked it....where can I purchase them??

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 29, 2013

    Thank you for adding a photo of your chandelier Deborah. @Bob/Woodbridge is correct. You should never put anything directly over an existing bulb. However I think what you were talking about is bulbs that come wrapped as @Winnie suggested. Candle covers.... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=beeswax+candle+covers Wrapped light bulbs.... http://1000bulbs.com/product/5585/DEC-101020.html If you're looking to add crystals, bobeches would be nice as well as adding linked crystal "chains". You can find bobeches here... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=bobeche&rh=n%3A228013%2Ck%3Abobeche I'm sorry, but I can't find an online source for the crystal beads to drape from arm to arm for you. There are also bulbs for chandeliers that flicker like a flame. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=Bent%20Tip%20Flicker%20Flame%20Incandescent%20Light%20Bulb&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All

  • Deborah Propes Dunhoft
    Deborah Propes Dunhoft Burnside, KY
    on Jan 29, 2013

    Thank You Becky :)

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 29, 2013

    You're welcome. Please make sure to come back and share the make over when finished.

  • I've seen bulbs that look like they glitter just like the LED Holiday string lights that have the fresnel type glass. Unfortunately, that's when I see them, around the holidays. Here are two spots you can check out. http://www.bulbs.com/Decor_--_Nostalgia/results.aspx http://www.elightbulbs.com/Novelty-Decor-Light-Bulbs This one might be what you are looking for. http://www.elightbulbs.com/Westinghouse-03747-7STAR-Novelty-Light-Bulb Make sure the base is the same size you need.

  • Winnie
    Winnie Columbus, NC
    on Jan 30, 2013

    Deborah, Becky is correct, 1000 Bulbs is a great resource for the satin wrapped bulbs. Sadly, their photo is not the best. You might also look into candle covers. Between the wrapped bulbs and base covers, it can make a huge difference. Here is a blog that shows exactly what I'm talking about: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/beeswax-candle-covers-and-satin-wrapped-bulbs-for-chandeliers/

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 30, 2013

    @Winnie, I saw that too and searched and found where to buy the covers. Check my first link above.

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