Heating HDPE and Safety
I have a light and am bothered by the glare below the shade.
I have cut a piece of HDPE from a plastic milk bottle and have slipped the section below the bottom of the bulb (60 Watt - 75 Watt bulbs) ca. 1 inch below, and the bottom of the lamp shade.. There are gaps between the plastic and shade to allow heat dispersal.
I have noticed that the HDPE gets quite warm, but looks and feels alright.
I am concerned about any possible toxic emissions, ethylene gas (no smell) etc.
Can anyone advise regarding safety?