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Powerful Lightbulbs And Lampshades

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This is something I'm having trouble getting an answer to from Googling.

It seems that most lampshades are rated for 60w equivalent light bulbs and one or two for 100w. I want to use my powerful 30w (150watt equiv.) energy saver daylight bulbs.

These don't actually seem to run any hotter than many bulbs and I will be looking for a large probably metal-style lampshade with plenty of air around the bulb.

Is anything bad going to happen if I use a 150w bulb in there?

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This is something I'm having trouble getting an answer to from Googling.

It seems that most lampshades are rated for 60w equivalent light bulbs and one or two for 100w. I want to use my powerful 30w (150watt equiv.) energy saver daylight bulbs.

These don't actually seem to run any hotter than many bulbs and I will be looking for a large probably metal-style lampshade with plenty of air around the bulb.

Is anything bad going to happen if I use a 150w bulb in there?

I take it that when you wrote that you were crashed out and burned.

(you sound like my father)

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The rating is based on the heat given out by incandescent bulbs.

The 150 W equivalent is for light not heat.

A 30 W low energy bulb gives out less heat, than a 30 W incandescent so it should be safe.

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The most efficient thing is to get a really powerful 200w bulb and a completely opaque shade so that no light gets out.

Surely, the most efficient is to not turn the light on ?

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It's the heat! If you use a low energy CFL, you will be fine! I still use Tilley lamps, for extra heat and waste!

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I bet you keep that under your mantle

I think Tilley lamps are wonderful! What a beautiful invention! Yes I have spare bits! Wonderful for camping, but dont put it in your tent! It's an outside thing!

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I think Tilley lamps are wonderful! What a beautiful invention! Yes I have spare bits! Wonderful for camping, but dont put it in your tent! It's an outside thing!

Many a happy childhood night spent on Dungeness beach with a Tilley lamp.

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What's the worst that could happen. Go for it.

That said, I wouldn't leave it unattended at first, for example by going out for several hours, just in case the house is reduced to smouldering remains by the time you return.

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