Last year we bought a number of Light Accents Iris table lamps for our house thanks to the being recommended a number of times, their nice design, and their low ($25 or so) price. The only problem? Finding a bulb for the lamp is a real challenge.
What Is The Light Accents Iris Table Lamp?
Also known as the Iris Glass Ball Table Lamp, the Light Accents Iris was a big seller for a time. It’s a ball-style lamp with a glass globe on top and a wooden base. The only other component is a black cord with a switch on it leading to a power adapter that plugs into the wall.
The lamp was heavily recommended by NYMag’s The Strategist, NY Times, Wirecutter, and other websites, so there is a good chance you saw it if you were in the market for affordable home lighting, desktop lighting, bedroom lighting, to bedside illumination.
The lamp is still for sale at:
And a number of other retailers.
The Bulb You Need
The product information says you need a 40 watt, medium base, A15 or G45 bulb, but good luck finding one that fits in the small glass globe. And the lamp doesn’t include a bulb so you don’t even have a starting point!
If you want a traditional bulb — known as an incandescent — then you want to get the GE Appliance 21188. This is a 40-watt, 415 lumen A15 bulb with a medium. A 2-pack will cost you about $6.00 shipped.
If you want an LED bulb, so you can extend the life of the bulb and save on energy, then you can get the Westinghouse 4513400. It’s a 40-watt equivalent, A15, medium base bulb in soft white (2700K) that is rated at 15,000 hours. This is the bulb I used. I have two of them right now and each cost me about $7.00.
If you want more light from the same bulb you can get the 60W-equivalent Westinghouse LED for about the same money, but it’s probably going to be too much light output for so small a lamp.