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Just Bulbs

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220 E. 60th St. , New York, NY 10022 40.761938 -73.965674
nr. Third Avenue  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-888-5707 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Gifts/Novelty Shops, Hardware, Lighting, Party Supplies
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Official Website

justbulbsnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Home

  • Hardware
  • Lighting

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops
  • Party Supplies

Special Features

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Profile

During World War II, lightbulb peddler Abraham Brooks replaced missing lights in the Empire State Building one by one. After the war, he started a wholesale lightbulb business, and, in 1980, this novel retail outlet opened. Now run by Brooks’s grandson, David, Just Bulbs carries a dazzling selection of variations on Edison’s creation, from everyday Westinghouse soft whites to hard-to-find rangehood bulbs to illuminated tubing in different colors. Novelty lights are strung across the ceiling and a display of bulbs attached to switches enables customers to see what various bulbs look like lit up. There’s an extensive assortment of energy-efficient bulbs, including tinted and dimmer varieties, as well as full-spectrum natural lighting that helps ease the winter blues, Chromalux bulbs from Finland that reduce eyestrain (by filtering out yellows), and Bulbrite color-changing lights. Party options run from black lights to seasonal lights (Christmas, Halloween) to novelty strings sporting a wide range of designs such as palm trees, jalapeños, and boxer shorts. Just Bulbs has provided lighting for Broadway shows, MoMA installations, and the Gracie Mansion.

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