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Can-i-put-a-regular-bulb-in-a-heat-lamp, this site might help you. re: can you take out a regular light bulb and put in a heat lamp like you see in hotels and just screw it in? i wanted to know if you could take out a regular light bulb and screw in one of those red heat lamps that you see in hotels that work off the timer. just want something to put a touch of heat in bathroom during showers and things like that.. You can not use a regular light bulb in a self ballasted lamp because the lamp is some type of florescent light and a regular ligh bulb is incandescent. the ballast itself will tell you what kind..., because the light bulb is physically screwed into an electrical socket. the socket (and fixture) are physically attached by fasteners to the beams in the ceiling..

I wanted to know if you could take out a regular light bulb and screw in one of those red heat lamps that you see in hotels that work off the timer. just want something to put a touch of heat in bathroom during showers and things like that., hi, realise that this is an old thread but... i'd also like to replace the heat bulbs in the ixl tastic with normal bulbs. we don' need for half the year, they tend to get left on & use a lot of power (has 4 lamps in the one fitting)..

Incandescent bulbs are generally considered inefficient, as most of the energy they produce is wasted as heat instead of light. however, heat lamps are an example of an efficient incandescent bulb since they actually utilize the heat put off naturally by the bulb. heat lamps and infrared bulbs have more uses than you might think, so read on to learn more about this useful type of light bulb., if you don't mind me asking, why do you want to put an infrared heat bulb into a desk lamp anyway? i work at an animal rescue centre and we use those infrared and standard 250w heat bulbs a lot, and believe me they get extremely hot, we use special heat lamps to hold the bulbs as these use ceramic fittings and heat resistant fittings so they don't cause any damage..

It depends on what type of lamp. of you mean a desk lamp then no, i would not try since the bulb puts off more heat than a regular bulb. what i found that works and is cheaper than buying a 'reptile' heat lamp dome which can get expensive if you have a lot of reptiles is going to lowes, home depot, or walmart and getting a clamp lamp for about $6-$10 and it looks just like the reptile ones ..., as everyone else has said, an led bulb will not replace a heat lamp because it does not produce the high levels of ir that produce the feeling of radiant heat. even if you find an ir emitting led, it is not intended to produce enough ir to be felt...