LED Lightbulbs for Glass Globe Pendants?

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Q: My husband and I have gotten on a major LED light bulb kick recently. We just purchased 20 new Philips LED light bulbs (60W and 500K) for the recessed lights throughout our condo, and we love them! Yes, we are obsessed with bright lights! However, we are stumped when it comes to finding light bulbs for our three globe pendant fixtures from West Elm.

We cannot find LED light bulbs that are:

- Bright (60W and 5000K)
- Dimmable (gotta have those romantic dinners)
- Nicely Shaped (LED light bulbs tend to be oddly shaped and we need "pretty" ones that won't stand out through the glass globes)
- Won't Burn Our Eyes Off (we purchased a potential bulb and were nearly blinded as the intense bright light shined through the globe and seared into our eyes).

Please let us know if you have any suggestions with the above parameters in mind. If such a LED light bulb does not exist, let us know that we are crazy and that we should continue to use our incandescent light bulbs (that look perfectly fine). Enclosed are two photos (our dining room and taken directly from the West Elm website). Thanks in advance!

PS: Please do not judge my dining room. I know you can tell it's filled with West Elm furniture (in addition to the pendants). I am a self-proclaimed West Elm addict (it's affordable and easy).

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.