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Life saver! Glad something like this exists!
on November 15, 2013
I did not know anything like this existed until I got a lamp and realized it was not enough light for my living room, which is in an old syle apartment with very little overhead lighting. Knowing that people have invented all kinds of things, I search for a way to turn one socket into two, and this came up while searching for an affordable adapter on Amazon.
I only bought one, even though I will want another, just to see how it does. I am using it with two energy saver lightbulbs, which in my opinion, while saving energy, do not seem as bright anyway as a traditional bulb. But I already had them and I think the swirled bulbs are harder to break (my dog likes to knock things over, so a regular bulb was too much of a worry), so I was glad I could screw both of them into one socket.
Even though it makes my bulbs stand taller, there is no problem at all with this adapter and I've been using it for a few weeks now. My lampshade is an open, bowl shape, so the light bulbs stick out of the top a little. I MAY invest in another shade eventually, just to hide the bulbs, but they don't look obvious unless you are staring at the lamp so it really does not take away from the look...
I think this was a really good investment for my dark, ancient apartment. Now I can see so much better and I don't have to turn on two lamps on opposite sides of the room. Much cheaper than installing more lighting, or buying freestanding lights.