My wife wants to use a table lamp as a nightlight, so I have the job of
finding a 10w bulb for it. Are they available? Other than installing a
dimming wall switch, is there anything that would dim a table lamp (at a not
too outrageous price of course)? Thanks.
There is a lamp with built-in touch sense dimmer. You touch the base
once, it comes
one at dim, one more touch little brighter, once more, full brightness.
Then one more touch it turns off. My wife has one on her bed side.
Since most low wattage bulbs are candelabra base, you could get an
adapter that's pretty cheap that screws into the standard base and lets
you screw in a low wattage candelabra bulb. Added bonus is that there's
more color and style choices in the candelabra style bulbs. You can get
4 or 7 watt colored bulbs for the night light. If she wants variety,
then you can try the touch kit; but I've found that if you give SWMBO
too many options it can get pretty ugly.
Papa Koca - SAHD for 6 - Keeper of the Perpetual Kindergarten
I couldn't afford a cool signature, so I just got this one.
I don't know about a kit, but I have a 3 way dimmer that
just screws in the socket of table lamp then the bulb screws
in it, and a long screw makes contact with the outside of
the socket which is the conduction touch if the base is
metal. Otherwise you just touch the socket. Of course it
makes the bulb sit about 2 inches higher. I think the three
touch positions are 1/3, 1/2, and full. Some stores still
sell them for about 8 bucks. If Toller can find a 10W he
could easily find a 15 W and certainly a 25 W, which at the
lowest setting would give 5W or 8W. However these would
actually be much dimmer than a 10w bulb. Ha, my wife didn't
like it so now it sets inside a desk drawer.
Grainger, www.grainger.com, stocks a 7.5 watt lamp (5V163) and an 11
watt lamp (1E141) with "medium" bases which are the standard "light
bulb" base. Looks like GE forgot to offer a 10 watt lamp.
I just bought a three-way bulb that is 15W-135W-150W. Very handy for a
15W night light, and then you can turn it up and read by it if you
want. I suppose you would have to replace the socket with a three way
switch, but that's a simple job. Don't think it comes in a 10W
I have a very low wattage fluorescent light bulb in a living room lamp that
I use as a night light.
I think it used 5 watts of electricity and produces the light similar to a
10 watt filament bulb.
I've had it for over a year now and as a bonus, it is very cheap to use and
it produces very little heat too.
I bought it at Lowe's.
Thank you all. I will have to start calling some electrical supply houses.
(Hopefully I will do better than with the 240v/30a switch with pilot light I
was looking for last year. No one in town had one or would order one.)
Display case lamps usually have a standard base and are low wattage.. The
ones I have seen were long and kinda 'hot-dog' shaped..
I think the smallest appliance bulb I have seen were 15 watts. I could be
wrong on that..
We have an old dog, almost 19, that is deaf and and somewhat
blind (cateracts). I bought a 7 watt compact fluorescent which
works real well. He doesn't get lost in the dark and at 7 watt,
it doesn't cost too much to operate.
This is Turtle.
Other here had some good ideals but you may just want to use a 15 watt
refrigerator and Oven light bulb and they are cheap and sold everywhere. You
may have to pay for that less 5 watts.
You may be able to find one of those screw in adapters that have a 2 slot
outlet on it. Then you can plug in a regular night light with a 7 watt, or
4 watt lamp. There are also the new LED night lights that are only 0.25
watt; and they have a greater light output.
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