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Offline Frank Pellow

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HELP PLEASE -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:30 PM »
A year or so ago I made a lampshade out of stained glass with a oak frame and top. But, the lightbulb was too close to the top  [embarassed] and resulted in this burning:

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I am rebuilding the lampshade so that I can use a bigger harp which will place the bulb further from the shade. I am wondering if there is some insulating material that I can attach to the wood as well.


« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 08:10 AM by Frank Pellow »
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Offline Wuffles

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 12:45 PM »
Possibly missing the point here, but use an LED bulb. Won't generate as much heat and save you a few quid.
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 02:08 PM »
Possibly missing the point here, but use an LED bulb. Won't generate as much heat and save you a few quid.

I don't know much about led lights.  Can you get them with "standard" sockets and in tri-light?
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Offline Mauri Motti

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 02:11 PM »
Hi frank,

yes you can. We have ones with the standard socket.

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 02:18 PM »
I agree on the LED bulb! But watch out, there are usually a few color temperature choices. I tried some in a ceiling fan and it was like being in a hospital corridor, stark, annoying white light. The next step down was daylight I think, much better! Expensive up front but you will probably never have to change it again.

Offline Wuffles

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 02:22 PM »
Yes people who buy "white" LEDs as a colour choice have generally never seen them. "Warm" white is closer to an actual bulb.

Not sure what you use where you live, but in the UK we have bayonet & screw fittings, all sizes are now available, most of them are around 3W and don't run hot enough to worry a hand let alone a lump of wood.

Hope that helps and saves time.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline johninthecamper

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Re: HELP PLEASE! -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 03:24 PM »
metal plate with a air space,mounted on the harp, small vents on the top ,in the wood

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: HELP PLEASE -How can I insulate a wooden lampshade top
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 08:16 AM »
See what I ended up doing by looking at reply #16 in the thread: http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/floor-lamp/msg283634/#new
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