This site exists for the purpose of sharing
items from my collection through pictures.
Such items include antique light bulbs, early
radio tubes and box art, Geissler and Crookes
discharge tubes, x-ray tubes, Aerolux figural
neon glow lights, vintage Christmas lights
and more. I invite visitors to browse and
download old lighting catalogs, early historical
books on lighting, and a vast assortment
of other paper items from the paper archives
made available through this site. The gallery
contains over 600 pictures of items from
my personal collection with full descriptions
that accompany most pictures. A discussion
board exists to allow fellow collectors and
historians to network with others and post
classified ads. Currently the antique light
bulb forum is home to over 300 members who
share the same common interests. Comments
and additional information about the items
pictured here are always welcome, as are
submitted and credited articles concerning
the collecting and history of antique light
bulbs. I'm always happy to help non-collectors
who may have found an antique light bulb,
but please review the FAQ pages before emailing me about an old light bulb you have come across. Ninety percent of the requests I get are answered there. If your questions are not answered there then feel free to contact me. I do not assign values to old light bulbs but I can help with research if you have an early light bulb that you are interested in learning more about. Please understand that I get numerous requests weekly and it is often impossible to answer all email but I will try my best!
behind the scenes (geek stuff)
BulbCollector.com is hosted from my home on an old Dell PowerEdge 600SC running the Debian distribution of Linux. Having a locally based web server allows a great amount of control and customization without any restrictions.
news & updates
If you are interested in the latest news dealing with the progression of this website then I invite you to visit the website news page for more information and site updates.
As always, I would welcome your contributions
regarding any of the material on this site. If
you have information or lighting history to share please do not hesitate
to contact me.