Can I install a larger size bulb in the light socket?
Most Light sockets and lighting fixtures are designed, tested, and listed by the UL, Underwriters Laboratory, to be safe when installing the device under specific instructions and warning labels. To install using any other…
Electrical Question from FRANCES about Other Electrical Issue
Background: FRANCES, a Homeowner from OROSI, CALIF
Question: I REPLACED THE CEILING LIGHT IN THE BATHROOM. IT SAYS TO ONLY USE 60 WATT BULBS OR LESS. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I PUT A LARGER BULB LIKE 75 WATTS ? THE LIGHTING IS DIM WITH 2- 60 WATT BULBS.
Thanks for your electrical question FRANCES. Most Light sockets and lighting fixtures are designed, tested, and listed by theÂ UL, Underwriters Laboratory, to be safe when installing the device under specific instructions and warning labels. To install using any other method outside of these specifications will void the intended safety of the device.Â Installing a larger or higher watt light bulb is no different because of the increased heat that will be radiated will in turn pose a fire hazard to the fixture, the fixture wiring and any combustible exposed wall surfaces. If the light fixture does not produce enough light then you need then remove it and exchange it for one which will. That is why I love return policies!
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