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Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Dec 17, 2017. 7 Replies

Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp? I currently am using the 40 watt bulb with a standard base. It's a shorter bulb and fits just right. I'd like to try a 50 watt version of it or even…Continue

Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Jun 26, 2017. 5 Replies

Hey all!Longtime follower and recent member. I have a bit of a problem with my lamp which I have not encountered before.The lamp is a used and a recent purchase. It has a 40 watt clear bulb. The lava…Continue

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Keith replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"Not risking an inferno, but keep an eye on the wax to make sure it's not getting too hot."
Dec 17, 2017
pointbob replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"So thanks everyone. My lamp is rocking quit nicely bubbles wise. Only thing is the temperature around the base. I used a digital thermometer and the 60 watt bulb (recorded at the metal base of the lamp) is topping out at 157 degrees (after 90…"
Dec 17, 2017
kero48 replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"Kirk, never saw those before, at least locally"
Dec 14, 2017
pointbob replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"thanks!"
Dec 14, 2017
Kirk replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"There are 60w appliance bulbs available.  http://www.adlsupply.com/incandescent/halco-6118-a15fr60/"
Dec 14, 2017
kero48 replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"I am going to jump in here and say the 40watt bulbs are indentical to 40watt short oven bulbs. I have never seen a higher watt bulb in that size and I do look when I am out and about. Now, these 40watt short bulbs, at lowes and home depot they…"
Dec 13, 2017
Michael replied to pointbob's discussion Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?
"Sometimes the frosted 40 watt bulb is a better alternative, especially in vintage lamps. Is this a new lamp or an older (US) model? If you do decide to go with a higher wattage bulb to achieve a faster warm up time, I would advise using with a…"
Dec 13, 2017
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Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp?

Can someone suggest a hotter bulb for my 17" lamp? I currently am using the 40 watt bulb with a standard base. It's a shorter bulb and fits just right. I'd like to try a 50 watt version of it or even something else that could create a bit more heat. I've gone to some hardware stores and it's tough to find higher wattage bulb that are short.I have 5 lamps and this is the newest one...the other lamps are good with the 40 watt bulb but this lamp takes 3 hrs to gt moving while the other ones are…See More
Dec 13, 2017

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i have 5 lava lamps and a glitter lamp
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At 9:14pm on June 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi Pointbob. Welcome to this expert forum for all things lava and glitter lamp. Hope you get some useful answers.
 
 
 

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