Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sometimes You See Something Kinda Crazy And You're Like WTF?, But You Just Can't Leave It Behind. I Was Told This Is A Heat Lamp...But I Don't Know. Status: Quackery?
You see, here's the thing...that black disc inside the wire caging, it feels like a sanding disc. Why would there be a sanding disc on the head of a heat lamp? Hmmmm...sounds like Quackery to me!
Well, it turns out it is in fact a "heat" lamp, or more specifically...an "Infared Mineral Healing Lamp" which
is supposed to be "world-wide renown for relief of pain, and helping stimulate blood flow in the area
exposed, relieving muscle and joint stiffness, muscle spasms, sprains and strains". Yup, Quackery. But
it is pretty cool looking and could easily be modified into an over the shoulder reading lamp.
It is missing a knob, but who cares. I'd be pretty scared to use this for it's intended purpose anyway. I
just thought it looked pretty cool! I'm loving the base and the articulated arm. One could even place a
dimmer in the control box if one was inclined to turn this into a lamp.
I dropped it off in my booth (#5) at The Green Shag Market if you are keen to own a Mod looking
Snake Oil "healing" lamp...or if you're looking for you next re-purposing project. These things are still
available new for a pretty hefty asking but this one can be had for a fraction of that.