About Hurricane Oil Lamps?

Answer Hurricane oil lamps were the major source of artificial light for human society during the late-18th and 19th centuries, prior to the invention of the electric light bulb. While the hurricane lamp ... Read More »

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How do I Decorate Hurricane Lamps for the Holidays?

Hurricane lamps offer a versatile holiday accent that also meets the U.S. Fire Administration's recommendation of using fire safe decorating. Antique, vintage and contemporary hurricane lamps evoke... Read More »

Can one use 20W fluorescent tube lamps as a substitute to 40W lamps?

Yes they will work if they fit the fixture.... They will only draw the 20 watts they need to operate, so No, you will not blow the 20W lamps.... Ensure however that the lamps you will be using are ... Read More »

How much longer do fluorescent lamps last than incandescent lamps?

According to, a compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent one. notes that a 13-watt CFL can burn for 10,000 hours, whereas an inca... Read More »

Par Lamps Vs. Reflector Lamps?

Reflector lamps are incandescent bulbs having internal aluminized reflectors that project light out the end. The common wattages are 30 to 120 watts. They are used for track lighting and recessed d... Read More »