So what is the issue? Not enough light!
Medium socket or a/k/a Edison socket.
If you have the "Y" socket adaptor with two 150 watt bulbs over a work space for maximum light, then consider changing the two 150 watt bulbs to two 32 watt bulbs. Make sure you have the room to fit the spread of the two 32 watt bulbs going in your "Y" socket.
WARNING: Make sure the length of the 65 watt bulb or any other larger size bulb doesn't come down so low that you risk banging something into the large bulb when moving things about. Lifting a broom handling or moving boxes off shelves can easily bang into the large bulb and cause it to break. To know what to do if an energy saving bulb breaks visit our article:
Evacuate the House.
To help find who sells the 65 watt and larger bulbs, visit our article Something for Everyone.
I need more light!
Use a larger energy saving bulb when feasible:
Also check and compare your needs to the measurements in the image above. While the article above tells about "Y" socket adaptors in ceiling sockets, the photo on the left shows info for use in a Table Lamp with a lamp shade. If this is your situation, make sure your have room to spare within your lamp shade for the "Y" shape bulbs to fit.
Need to buy a "Y" shape socket adaptor and the local Hardware store doesn't have one?
Try your local Electrical Distributor.
TOTAL 1 year electric cost for two old 150 watt bulbs, totaling 300 watts: $ 44.00 *
TOTAL 1 year electric cost for new lights: $ 9.00 *
SAVINGS per year: $ 35.00 / Cost to buy two 2 new 32 watt bulbs: Approx. $ 16.00
PAYBACK on Investment: About Half of one year! (6 months)
Learn to calculate your own electric bill. (*Above numbers rounded off)
Updated Blog Post - Article on EnergyHotwire.com to GoingTrueGreen.com Blog
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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