Lamp Shade Out of MRI Image Film?

I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.

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Goodhart9 years ago
I wonder how well Acetate would work ?
Sandisk1duo9 years ago
just get a white lapm shade, place the film around it done!
Goodhart9 years ago
I am not sure, but if the film sheets are made of heat resistant plastics 135 (a type of vinyl? ) you may be ok. But I am not 100% positive on that
gmoon Goodhart9 years ago
Yeah, I'm not sure what type of plastic is used in modern films. But it hasn't been nitrocellulose for decades. The insurance companies wouldn't allow it. ;-)
Goodhart gmoon9 years ago
Just think, if it DID burst into flames, you'd have an article to take to a Burning Man one day ;-)
gmoon Goodhart9 years ago
Maybe when they hold Burning Man at Wounded Knee.... :p
mandodeb (author)  gmoon9 years ago
ha ha!
Goodhart gmoon9 years ago
Well, you are a lot closer than I am ;-)
Big Bwana9 years ago
Use a low wattage CFL or even an LED type light bulb, and most modern films are an acetate base so they are affected by moisture and over time that will decompose the film, but you should get a few years out of a film (( ideally you want it under 21 deg c and RH of 20 % or less ))
i think the film will dry out and crack over time. Might not catch on fire but if it starts to dry out and crack you will have a mess on your hands.
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