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hilliards Little Dipper and the end of 100 watt lightbulbs...

I have a Little Dipper from when I first began my business 10 years ago. We still use it for specialized batches of things and for milk or white chocolate. My question. What is the work around for 100 watt lightbulbs once they are completely unavailable? We stockpile them whenever we find them but....

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The big box stores should continue to carry rough service bulbs.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-100-Watt-A19-Rough-Service...

I wonder if "edison screw base heaters" would work.  These are porcelain resistance heaters that have the same sort of screw base as a lightbulb.
http://www.tempco.com/Catalog/Section%207-pdf/Edison%20Bulb.pdf

Rather more expensive that a lightbulb (perhaps $20 to $30), but then you don't have to worry about them burning out.

-Jon

The Edison bulbs are $11 at restoration hardware 

Grainger carries the replacement bulbs for the Little Dipper, part ID is 5UCW0.  I contacted Hilliards and they recommended this bulb.  I bought 4 for under $15 total.  They say they provide 20,000 hours each.  Hope this helps!

Pet stores sell heater/ceramic bulbs in a wide range of power (used to keep dinosaurs warm).

Perfect for chocolate applications.

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