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Reconditioning a halogen floor lamp

Posted by joesi88 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 12 at 23:22

A neighbor offered me his halogen (but non-working) worklight/floor lamp. It's more substantial and cool-looking than the average household halogen lamp: enameled metal with swing-arm that rotates every which way, and metal shade that holds the fixture. Rather handsome and space-agey.

I'm trying to determine if all the parts are there. The labels pasted inside the shade say "do not operate without complete bulb enclosure in place or if lens is damaged." I can't find a "lens" unless that means the frosted dome atop the shade. There's what looks like an aluminum "doughnut" that holds the J-type socket and bulb, and a wire grid that shields the bulb. But there are also two little metal clips affixed to the doughnut, just below the socket terminals, that don't seem to have a function unless it's to hold the missing lens.

Also there's no on/off switch. Maybe you are meant to plug/unplug it every time.

Does anyone have ideas? It would be neat to get this working again.

I will try to post a picture as well. Many thanks.

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RE: Reconditioning a halogen floor lamp

By the way, here is a picture of the entire lamp.

RE: Reconditioning a halogen floor lamp

There should be some type of cover for the halogen bulb.

They are both very hot (the 'glass' is actually quartz), produce some UV, and can failure with a decent explosion of hot glass white hot tungsten from the filament.

Plastic is rarely suitable as a cover .

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