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Heating HDPE and Safety

Hi,

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?

Thanks

Kiteman3 months ago

As long as the plastic isn't changing colour, you're fine.

anon_private (author)  Kiteman3 months ago

Thank you.

Best wishes.