charles johnson "carbonout" wrote:i suppose you could convert lamps to ceramic heater kinda like the candle heaters to store some of the wasted heat
charles johnson "carbonout" wrote:gold leaf , to just the top of the bulb?
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
No, on the fixture behind. Often the inside of a reading light fixture is kind of cup-shaped (as though the designer had seen bad drawings of a parabolic reflector a couple times), painted white. White paint is pretty good on the visible part of the spectrum, but gold is supremely good in IR (and OK in visible). So I might put some gold leaf there.
It would be weird using it on a disposable part of the system.
Ernie wrote:Joel i would submit that most folks will buy the fake gold leaf cause its what most places sell. so you might want to spec a brand of real gold leaf.