Incandescent bulb to LED bulb


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Old 03-08-17, 07:47 AM
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Incandescent bulb to LED bulb

I have an older style bedside lamp that uses a clip on shade (attaches to the bulb). With the older incandescent bulbs phasing out, I'm wanting to convert to the newer LED bulbs. Would there be any harm in using an LED bulb with a (metal) clip on shade?

Hoping that it's possible, because I haven't really found any new lampshades that I am particularly fond of and don't need to replace them if I don't have too!
 
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Old 03-08-17, 07:53 AM
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I can't possibly imagine why using a clip-on shade on an LED bulb would pose any problem. Since the heat output will be greatly reduced, it will actually be safer with less risk of heat damage to the shade.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 08:57 AM
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A clip-on shade will work fine on an LED bulb.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 06:38 AM
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Thanks all! Guess I was concerned about "interference" or something....haven't a clue how these new LCD bulbs work (do they use a filament?) Looking forward to changing out those bulbs!
 
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Led filament bulbs exist and are a great option for table lamps.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 04:16 PM
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There is basically nothing inside the LED globe. There isn't a filament like there is with an incandescent bulb. The LED's are the little yellow spots on the plate. They shine up and into the plastic globe.

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Old 03-10-17, 09:14 AM
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That's a really interesting/informative picture! Thanks for the feedback!
 
 

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