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hitmehhh 09-21-2008 08:28 AM

Bulb wattage
 
I have an outside light that says 60 watt max. If I use a 100 watt CFL bulb that only uses 23 watts is that o.k. ?

wire_twister 09-21-2008 08:37 AM

It will be fine, just make sure your cfl is marked for outdoor use or it may not light in the cold.

DangerMouse 09-21-2008 08:40 AM

the 60w limit is because of the heat created, i believe, so i think you should be fine as the cfl's are cooler in use, and use less watts.
but what do i know? listening to me has been known to cause hearing loss, genital warts, and foot fungus. check with your doctor first.

DM

joed 09-21-2008 08:59 PM

The 60 watt limit is for the actual wattage not the equivalent light wattage advertised on CFLs. The 23 watt CFL is fine for that fixture.


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