Hoi P’loy

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I’m such a sucker for beautiful light fixtures. We’ve put in new lights in most of the rooms in our house but i’m waiting for a big old industrial lamp for our kitchen and some cool side lights for the bedroom that work with the space. I think I might try  get some of these vintage beauties from Hoi P’loy in Cape Town. They sell a range of light bulbs that are based on some of the original designs of the great Thomas Edison. (Ooh). I never thought i’d ever say this but how awesome are those filaments? They’re probably not very energy efficient but they are beautiful.

They also sell these rad cords as seen above.

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    April 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Very cool – love the round one specifically – but (and sorry to a greenie) do you know if they’re energy efficient? They look like tungsten bulbs but maybe they are some fancy new LED tech to look like tungsten though….

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    April 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Hi Tracy, we’ve had a soft spot to these vintage light bulbs for quite some time now. While it’s unfortunate that manufacturing in the retro style is not able to draw on new energy efficient technologies, they are slightly better than your average 60watt incandescent bulb since we’ve stuck to a subtle 40watts each.

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Emma, you can actually get these at a lighting store in Parkhurst called Glo Lighting on 6th Street. We’re doing a small makeover of our apartment and I’ve been coveting these for quite some time! The down side is that they are quite dim and are more for decoration than for lighting up a room, hence the reason why I didn’t buy them.

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    April 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Jesslyn
    The lights you’re referring to may be similar, but it’s important to remember that Hoi P’loy is a South African brand and as such our vintage light bulbs have been specially designed according to the unique electrical and safety requirements of our country. The good news is that they’re available just around the the corner at MØDERNIST on 4th Ave. in Parkhurst. Yay!

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