29 May '13, 7pm

Seeking a bright, 3-way LED to fit a swing arm reading lamp. #AskAPro

Reading between the lines, it sounds like you have a Hansen-type swing arm lamp with a 3-way switch that was intended for regular (A-lamp) socket incandescent bulbs. Fitting the harp These lamps typically have a shade that is attached to a “harp,” a metal piece that is fastened to the socket and goes around and over the bulb. One problem with this type of construction is that bulbs that are larger than a typical bulb may not fit inside the dimensions of the harp. There are CFLs that do fit and there actually is at least one 150-watt equivalent 3-way version . Keep in mind that you need to think in terms of lumens, not watts . A 150 watt conventional incandescent yields around 2700 lumens. Seeking a bright, 3-way LED While there are some LEDs that do match the A-lamp shape, they may not be as bright as you are looking for and they probably won’t come in a 3-way version. As ...

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