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Type A Lamp for a Light Fixture


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Summary: Electrical Lighting Question: I have a new lamp and a light fixture that call for 100w Type A bulbs (the tube kind?). I would like to replace these with a standard shaped bulb.

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I have a new lamp and a light fixture that call for 100watt Type A bulbs (the tube kind?). I would like to replace these with a standard shaped bulb. Is this possible? This is for my son's room which is painted medium gray. What is your recommendation?
Thank you so much, Kay.

Hi Kay - Great Electrical Repair Question!
The Type A Lamp is also known as an A-Base Lamp, which is a standard screw in base lamp. The limitations of the fixture for the watts and style of lamp that is safe to install is provided on a label or usually stamped on the fixture, and this is always what I refer to.

It is important to provide clearance between the light bulb because of the heat that the bulb produces. Each fixture is designed differently, so it is wise to find out exactly what the specifications are for the fixture you have.

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