Have really been beating the bushes for this, with no luck.
Tried most of the web lamp repair sites, etc.
Looking to replace the wire mesh safety grill that sits on top
on one of those Torchiere halogen (linear) bulb floor pole lamps.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Does anybody even MAKE a high quality halogen floor lamp any more? All I
see in the stores any more are 20 buck POS's, definitely not worth
spending a lot of time chasing parts for.
That grille on the top only came about due to fires caused by kids or
clueless people letting combustibles land on top of the lamp. Used
carefully, it is fine to go without it. The things do get awful warm for
household use- I <never> leave them running if I am not in the room, and
usually end up replacing the second hazardous part, the dimmer switch,
with a simple on-off rotary. (I had a couple get hot enough to startle
me when I grabbed the pole at switch level.) Never used them on dimmer
anyway- that buzzing was so annoying. IMHO, I would never have that
style of lamp in a house with kids or elderly folks. Things that can
start fires need to be idiot-proof.
As to where to get replacement parts? Drive through any apartment
project on the first couple of days of the month, right after moving
day. There are usually 2 or 3 standing beside the dumpsters. That is
where all mine cam from, when I lived there before buying this house.
Chuckle. Don't even need that- a few months of household dust will do. I
fired up one tonight in the spare room, usually used for storage, but
pressed into service for testing some junk computers I am tired of
tripping over. Haven't been in there after dark since Feb or so. PU!
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