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 Post subject: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Tue 25, 2016 6:19 am 
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Ok, here's [imho] a dumb question.. what size buld goes in a "panther" tv light?? Some say a 25 wat..others say a 40 watt, I don't want to overheat the kitty-cat..she won't like that! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Tue 25, 2016 11:22 pm 
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You could put in a new LED Bulb these generate way less heat than a regular filament bulb.

Home Depot has them for $4.50. The 40 watt equivalent light only generates about 6 watts of heat.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Westinghouse ... lsrc=aw.ds

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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Wed 26, 2016 2:08 am 
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There were beige or "flesh" colored bulbs for them Y.A. Light needs to be soft, subtle so not to cause iris in eyes to close down and make TV screen "look" dark.

We need a "Lets see your TV/Radio lamps" thread. I got several, A beige panther, black panther and a black springbok.

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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Thu 27, 2016 1:45 am 
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I use a 40 watt. Kitty doesn't mind

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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Thu 27, 2016 1:53 am 
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I have a couple , but I will have to dig through my photos to find them here is one of them.
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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Thu 27, 2016 5:37 pm 
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The red one is Marlene Dietrich.
I picked up these at estate sales.
I use a 7.5 watt bulb in the panther.


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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Oct Thu 27, 2016 8:25 pm 
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Don't have a picture handy here at work, but not sure if mine qualifies as a TV lamp. It's a Helmscene light. Not the rotating or motion type. I'll try to remember to edit this post and upload a pic...I came with a 25 watt bulb from the seller, but I put in a white frosted 7 watt light, standard base.
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 Post subject: Re: 1950's tv light
PostPosted: Feb Fri 17, 2017 5:24 pm 
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In Germany we had blue bulbs, mounted on the back of the TV.

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