West 30th in Chelsea. Otherwise sophisticated exterior building lamps somehow look cheapened and tawdry with those curlycue long-lasting fluorescents in them. Let’s go back to the original bulb-shaped bulb with the Louis Latimer filament.


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7 Responses to FOR DIGNITY’S SAKE

  1. Websteward says:

    Reminds me of the Doctor Who episode where an alien wired up a town in the old west for electric lighting.

    • therealguyfaux says:

      So did the “towns” in the “Wild” West, i.e., population centers like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix etc once the Robber Baron types like Samuel Insull and the like came in and signed them up in the 90’s. But you’re right, Dodge City in its post-Civil-War-era heyday could hardly have been wired for something that wasn’t going to be invented for another decade or so.

  2. Yolie says:

    I agree it looks cheap and tacky…

  3. John T says:

    Should have been a gas lamp – and why+ did they repoint the brick work with play doh?

  4. roger_the_shrubber says:

    Those damn bulbs have mercury in them too.

    But apparently that’s better for the environment.

  5. John says:

    You can now buy Edison bulb reproductions at any home center. Get with the program!

  6. Glen Norman says:

    Cree makes an LED bulb that looks like a circa 1950s inside frost standard bulb. One of those would be a step up here. And no Mercury!

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