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150W lamp with dimmer switch - what to do?


I have a floor lamp which has a 150W bulb with a dimmer. Well, incandescent 150W bulbs are no longer legal to be sold. I was not able to stock up on them because they were nearly impossible to get even BEFORE they were phased out. Using a non-dimmable CFL bulb is dangerous even if I could get one to fit. I can't find a 150W equivalent dimmable CFL and hear they suck. This is a perfectly good lamp...any ideas other than rewiring it with a normal switch, which is really beyond my DIY capabilities? The last bulb died today, so my lamp is landfill unless I can solve this.

 

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Eric Calderwood says

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    jenniferrpovey 5 years ago

    I wasn't planning on using a CFL anyway. Dimmable CFLs suck. But I have no place to store the lamp and would HAVE to buy a new one anyway.

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    jenniferrpovey 5 years ago

    Not here. I found some, but nobody in this neighborhood wants to sell them. Even the local Walmart (which isn't that close) doesn't. Target doesn't. It's one of those things. However, I'd absolutely LOVE to put a dimmable LED in that lamp...

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    jenniferrpovey 5 years ago

    The problem is that the socket will not take A19 bulbs, only A21 bulbs. Does anyone know of a dimmable LED that will fit in such a socket.


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