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jason porter wrote at 2009-11-02 00:43:52
well the reason for the question on light bulb temps is well i work at a hardware store. the ? came up when a can of frosted glass paint is rated at 200 degrees and was going to be used on glass for an inclosed 40 watt bulb on an outdoor postlamp. but i will purchase a non contact laser thermometer for this in the future.

Benjamin Billick wrote at 2012-10-27 00:37:32
Hi Jim,

What is the data on 60w bulbs?  I am designing a lighting fixture and will have to choose a 3d printable material that can handle being in very close proximity (1-1.5mm) to the base of the lamp.


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james blake davis


i can answer simple to moderately complex questions about the chemistry and physics of fire and explosions. i cannot answer questions that would require a scientist to answer.


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