Quote Originally Posted by JLP View Post
A resistor is not the best component to reduce inrush current, a coil is far better.
The resistor will impact the overall light emission but the coil will only limit the current for a very short but important time and the light emission from the bulb will be nominal a few milliseconds later than without the coil.
OP has a 110 V AC lamp ( I don't know, maybe 75 Watt?)
What inductance did you use to lay down for typical inrush time of 20~ 50 millisec yet retain nominal light emission?