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Q&A How can I turn a floor lamp, that lights upward, into a reading light? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited 1y ago by VLDR‭

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#3: Post edited by user avatar VLDR‭ · 2021-07-17T09:44:39Z (about 1 year ago)
  • How can I turn this [floor lamp](https://www.flickr.com/photos/89150487@N02/8121062934/sizes/l/) into a reading light? I want all light exiting upwards from the lamp shade to point down.
  • Do I just buy a mirror and put it on top of the lamp shade? Then the mirror can reflect down any light. But is this safe? I use a fluorescent light bulb, but it still heats up! I don't want fire hazards.
  • [![enter image description here][1]][1]
  • This isn't my post, but I forgot where I happened upon it...https://www.doityourself.com/forum/, https://www.house-improvements.com/forums/, or https://www.diychatroom.com/.
  • [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/DCdXj.jpg
  • How can I turn this [floor lamp](https://www.flickr.com/photos/89150487@N02/8121062934/sizes/l/) into a reading light? I want all light exiting upwards from the lamp shade to point down.
  • Do I just buy a mirror and put it on top of the lamp shade? Then the mirror can reflect down any light. But is this safe? I use a fluorescent light bulb, but it still heats up! I don't want fire hazards.
  • [![enter image description here][1]][1]
  • [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/DCdXj.jpg
#2: Question closed by user avatar Mithrandir24601‭ · 2021-01-15T09:13:12Z (over 1 year ago)
#1: Initial revision by user avatar VLDR‭ · 2021-01-15T00:19:33Z (over 1 year ago)
How can I turn a floor lamp, that lights upward, into a reading light?
How can I turn this [floor lamp](https://www.flickr.com/photos/89150487@N02/8121062934/sizes/l/) into a reading light? I want all light exiting upwards from the lamp shade to point down.

Do I just buy a mirror and put it on top of the lamp shade? Then the mirror can reflect down any light. But is this safe? I use a fluorescent light bulb, but it still heats up! I don't want fire hazards.

[![enter image description here][1]][1]


This isn't my post, but I forgot where I happened upon it...https://www.doityourself.com/forum/, https://www.house-improvements.com/forums/, or https://www.diychatroom.com/.

  [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/DCdXj.jpg