WattNott: Light Bulbs That Use LED Filaments

Lighting brand Plumen has designed a set of LED Edison light bulbs that it claims have a lifespan of a quarter of a century.

The low-energy WattNott is based on the design of classic Edison light bulbs, which feature intricate, wound filaments. They are recognisable for their warm glow and antique look.

It’s the best of both worlds: the long lifespan of today’s LED bulbs with the warm glow of traditional incandescent lamps. Frequenters of hipster coffeeshops, rejoice.

“When we saw the new filament LED technology, we knew we had to use it,” said Plumen’s creative director Nicolas Roope.

”It’s a cost-effective way to create charming and useable light bulbs that hit the Plumen standard for performance and efficiency.”

When I first saw the comment on cost-effectiveness, I immediately went to search for the prices of these things, and I have to say, they’re not too bad. At least they’re nowhere near Philips Hue lights levels of bad.

The WattNott range includes seven different models, each available in two colours of glass. All of the bulbs are dimmable.

Another plus.

Because of the LED technology, the company believes that the bulb uses up to 80 per cent less energy than a traditional Edison.

And another one.

Probably just needs a basic smartphone app, at least for on/off and brightness controls, and they’re virtually perfect products for what they are, in my book.