For the Most Unusual Bulbs, A Backup Plan to the Rescue

Company is about to arrive and the light bulb in the front hall burns out, the one that is impossible to by at the corner store. But with some advance planning, it is possible to be ready for lighting emergencies without having to go to a specialty shop. A web site, Topbulb, offers more than 5,000 bulbs for indoor and outdoor lamps; most are shipped the day you order. And if you have new bulbs lying around that you cannot use, they will buy them, cash, or give you a credit towards the bulbs you need. Prices are discounted, and there is a closeout area on the site. Shipping for any order is $6.95. Topbulb is at or (800) 867-2852.

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Dave Burtner

Dave has been active in the lighting industry since 1994. Formerly a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and certified by the National Council On Qualifications for Lighting Professionals, Dave now writes blog posts, lighting tips and provides lighting product assistance for the Topbulb website.