Non-Electric Task Lighting By A Cook Stove

Non-Electric Task Lighting By Cook Stove

Non-Electric Task Lighting By Cook Stove

An Aladdin lamp with a glass shade provides non-electric task lighting near my cook stove early in the morning.

Glass shades have a couple advantages over cloth or parchment lamp shades. The first is that they can be easily washed  – an important consideration in the kitchen.
Secondly, if the bottom part of the shade is clear glass (like above) more light is available for reading or working. A lamp with a solid glass or parchment shade doesn’t throw as much light.
Aladdin lamp light is a very harsh, blueish light and reminds me of a halogen lamp. Without the benefit of a shade I find Aladdin lamp light too intense and distracting. Nevertheless an Aladdin lamp is my first choice for everyday non-electric lighting.

Katherine Grossman

Katherine Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. But for the last 30 years Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden, knit mittens; makes a killer meatloaf and has been known to deliver triplet lambs with her eyes closed. 


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