Miroland G19 & G80 Retro Filament Light Bulbs Review

Besides illumination, many users are quite particular on the appearance of light bulbs in their unlit state, such as when the room is already well lit by bright sunlight.

For example, a retro clear glass table lamp just would not look right with a clumsy stick CFL in it, lit or not!

Miroland G80 filament

The following is a close-up view of the larger globe retro light bulb:

Miroland G80 off full

It is very clear that this is no ordinary clear filament light bulb with the squirrel cage style long filaments.

The following is a close-up look at the filaments:

Miroland G80 off filament head on

To date, there are no energy saving light bulbs that can replicate this appearance in its unlit state. LED filament light bulbs would be the nearest match, but even they have clearly thicker yellow filaments when unlit.

The following is the view from the top of the bulb, and shows how the bulb would appear in a hanging fixture with the bulb mounted base up:

Miroland G80 off From Top

Now for a close-up look at the filaments from this angle:

Miroland G80 off filament top

The stem holding the filaments is tinted brown and the filament zig-zags from one support to the next. There appears to be good tension on the filaments as they do not sag and barely wiggle when handling the bulb.

Miroland G19 filament

Despite its GLS shape appearance, this clearly is no ordinary light bulb either:

Miroland G19 off full

Unlike the G80 model above, the glass is tinted brown, either to give the impression of a used carbon filament bulb or to strengthen the warm colour of its light output. It also has a tip at the top of the bulb, probably to give the impression that this is how it was vacuum sealed.

The following is the view from the top of the bulb, showing how the bulb would appear in a hanging fixture with the bulb mounted base up:

Miroland G19 off From Top

The T shape stem is clearly visible even when standing from a distance.

The following is another view with the bulb rotated:

Miroland G19 off From Top angle

Let’s take a closer look at the filament:

Miroland G19 off filament

This bulb appears to have a thicker wider coiled filament than the G80 bulb, also with no visible sign of sagging. The filament goes in a square helical path, with 90 degree angles from one support to the next.

Let’s head to the next page to see the light bulbs lit up….