A plain household lamp is less effective concerning the effective light output, but this would not affect quality.
Of much importance is however the size of a lamp and the transmittance quality of the bulb proper (clear or opal), actually the latter is finally a matter of size too... At least any enlarger that employs a condenser should be fitted with a lamp of proper physical size.
In the latter case the position of the lamp is of importance too.
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