Once in New York, my lamp shade was tilted against the light bulb. I didn’t notice it at first, but it burned a hole through my lampshade! And if you think that’s hot, a halogen light burned my sock last night! Yikes! My dad once threw a wet rag at a halogen light bulb, in 1 second it dried, then it burst in to flames. Never touch a light bulb when it is on! LED lights are safer.