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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
Brad replied to pointbob's discussion Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)
"i agree with your statement about soap potentially making the wax bubbly. distilled water can work, but only if there is enough room in the globe for the amount of water needed to modify the specific gravity. i agree with trying the dimmer first -…"
Jun 26, 2017
Claude J replied to pointbob's discussion Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)
"it was just to hot all it needed was a dimmer"
Jun 21, 2017
pointbob replied to pointbob's discussion Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)
"Oh wow, thanks guys. I'll try both options and update...plus a dimmer...interesting....how do you place the dimmer in conjunction with the wall plug? thanks"
Jun 21, 2017
Peter Panussi replied to pointbob's discussion Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)
"I would be careful with adding soap. My experiences with soap are mixed. Too much and your lava becomes bubbly and foamy. Maybe your water density is now too high, lava won't sink anymore, cause it has a lower weight. So why not first try to…"
Jun 21, 2017
Brad replied to pointbob's discussion Newbie here; likely a boring problem with my lamp but help assisted ;)
"welcome to og! it sounds like you're willing to experiment, so here is my suggestion. if the wax sinks when you added dish liquid, but floats when you added canning salt, perhaps add another drop of dish liquid to see if that helps? typically…"
Jun 21, 2017
Modulo '70 left a comment for pointbob
"Hi Pointbob. Welcome to this expert forum for all things lava and glitter lamp. Hope you get some useful answers."
Jun 19, 2017
pointbob posted a discussion

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

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 flows great for the first 90 mins or so and then accumulates up top as a fairly cohesive blob.I likely made matters worse but I added some drops of palmolive (clear dish washing liquid). Then it all sunk to the bottom with 20 mins. So I added a touch of canning salt (diluted first in liquid) and it…See More
Jun 19, 2017
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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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