One of the more unusual lamps that people have trouble finding is the Osram Linestra light bulb.
Developed originally in Europe, it's a bulb that is a linear incandescent source and
creates a wonderful light that is unmatched in many types of lighting schemes
such as bathrooms.
But sometimes people have trouble locating replacements for them at a reasonable
price. That's where eLightBulbs.com can help you. This is a lamp
that we have in all of its varieties including both the two-pronged and single
prong versions. Because we carry the complete Osram catalog online, this
is one of those specialized lamps that we will always have available. The
Osram Linestra is a lamp that was developed by Osram which bought
Sylvania quite a few years ago. So many of the lamps that were previously
only available in Europe, became more readily available here in the United
Most people will find that these are used in bathrooms situations around mirrors
but there's also other light fixtures where they are used as well. Like most
incandescent lamps, the Osram Linestra light bulb is not known for extremely
long life although some people have gotten long life out of it. It
generally has a life of about 1000 hours and that's usually due to the long
filament structure that it has within the bulb. It makes it more
susceptible to vibration which sometimes causes a shorter life. But sometimes they
last so long because people don't use them as often. Most bathrooms only
have their lights on a small time during the day.
The available coatings are in an opal white. The opal white is a very soft color and gives a
good, even appearance and illuminates any shadows that might be transferred onto
a surface. The opal white is a truly wonderful light which brings the
softness that no other lamp really can deliver. That's why specifiers like
it so much. It is such a superior quality of light that there are very few
architects that want to deviate from it in favor of a fluorescent, which can be
very cold appearing next to the Osram Linestra lamp.
There is one wattage and configuration that is no longer available and that is
the 35 watt single-pronged version. It's one that is completely out of stock from
Osram and is no longer available. If you have one of these you may have to
consider retrofitting or reconfiguring your fixture to allow for one prong
version which we still have. Most of the availability on these lamps is
good, but this is one situation where the decision was made to no longer
manufacture it. The good news is that we have all the other wattage is
available and prong configurations including the 60 watt, the 150 watt and the
35 watt double contact. All of the Osram Linestra light bulbs we carry
are the 120 volt type for use with American voltages. There are some
available in the industry that are imported from Europe that are 220 volt.
Sometimes people break off a socket for these Linestra lamps or they have an
issue with making good contact. If you do we also carry the sockets for
these and we sell them online as well. It's important to properly
maintained and carefully install these lamps as they are a little more fragile
than other types. The 150 watt version is 1 meter in length or slightly
over 3 feet and when installing it, it's important to apply pressure on both
ends evenly otherwise you might experience breakage.
You'll like our selection of Osram Linestra lamps. But whatever type of lighting need you have, we have
a large inventory of incandescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the
field. Of course, we carry many other kinds of light bulbs including
fluorescent, compact fluorescent and many types of HID sources like metal halide
lamps as well. If you need help identifying the bulb you have, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have. That's the
service you get from eLightBulbs.com!