December 04, 2021, 09:39:36 AM
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Topic: Is it safe to cover a floor lamp, with an Aluminum metal pie plate?  (Read 1925 times)

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Offline opera

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Please see the image below. I'm trying to convert my IKEA NYFORS floor lamp into a reading light, by covering the top with an Aluminium pie plate.

Will this be a fire or electrical hazard? Does anyone foresee any dangers or risks?

As I have 3 of these floor lamps in my attic, I don't want to waste money buying a reading light. I'm unemployed because of COVID.

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Re: Is it safe to cover a floor lamp, with an Aluminum metal pie plate?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 09:39:50 AM »
heat from the old incandescent light bulb might be a problem depending on what the lamp shade is made of

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Re: Is it safe to cover a floor lamp, with an Aluminum metal pie plate?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 07:29:52 PM »
I would not leave it unattended, and I would check to see whether or not the pan gets warmer.

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