Unusual bulbs are one of our specialties. One of the more unusual lamps that people
have trouble finding is the Philips Philinea light bulb. It's a bulb that is a
linear incandescent source which many people mistake for some kind of a fluorescent.
If you're using the Philips Philinea, you may want to consider switching to the
Sylvania Linestra. The reason for that is the Linestra has a white coating which gives
off a wonderful light that is unmatched in many types of lighting schemes.
The Philinea has more of a frosted surface and doesn't have the opal white coating.
If you're looking to replace these lamps generally, then their are several wattages
available and the electrical and physical characteristics between the two brands are
identical. 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
Most people will find that these are used in bathrooms situations around mirrors
but there's also other light fixtures where there used as well. Like most
incandescent lamps, the Philips Philinea light bulb is not known for extremely
long life although some people have gotten long life out of it. Sometimes they
last so long because people don't use them as often.
The available coatings in the Sylvania are 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. Our humble suggestion is that you use the Sylvania Linestra
and we stock this lamp in several different configurations.
There is one wattage and configuration that is no longer available and that is
the 35 watt single-pronged version. If you can't replace it you may want 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 Philips Philinea 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.
In fact, the lamp was originally developed there and many lighting designers
fell in love with the effect it brings. Truly, it has a soft lighting effect
that no other lamp has.
Sometimes people break off a socket for these Philinea lamps or they have an
issue with making good contact. Not to worry, if you do break one, 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 Philips Philinea type 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. 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!