Building Falling Waters Lamps #7: Socket to me!

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Blog entry by HerbC posted 05-12-2011 04:57 PM 5820 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I didn’t get any woodworking done on this project yesterday. But I did do something productive. I ordered the lamp sockets I will use.

I’m using the Leviton 6151 Full Range Electro-Mechanical Incandescent Lampholder Socket Dimmer. It lets you use standard incandecent bulbs and dims them thru the full range. I found them at for $12 each. Could have ordered thru Amazon but shipping was a lot higher for some reason…

Well, thanks for checking in and I hope to have some real progress soon.

Be Careful!


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#1 posted 05-12-2011 05:43 PM

I like it, but…

The term “standard incandecent bulbs” is about to meet the same fate as “standard rotary dial telephones.” :)

Just saying…

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 05:54 PM


I’m all for more efficient alternatives for lighting but the many drawbacks to CFLs and LEDs convince me they are not the the solution as currently designed. I believe the Congress overstepped when they “outlawed” incandecent bulbs. I hope that our society gets a little more sanity in this area in the not to distant future and moves to open the market back up for the lowly incandecent bulb.

Not trying to start a ideological argument.

BTW, these lamps will be using tubular style bulbs that are sold as speciality items which I believe are not affected by the law that’s killing the “standard” incandecent.

Thanks for checking in and I do appreciate your comment.

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 06:41 PM

Interesting tidbid, in college, my business law professor (of all people) started and runs

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