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Old 05-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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my 2 bathrooms have heat lamps in the ceiling. Up north during the winter I would have loved that but not here.

One time I was showing my friends new house to some ppl, and I couldn't find the bathroom light so flipped all the switches till the lights came on. That night he told me I left the heat lamp on and could have burned down his house. So you can see I'm not fond of them.

Would it be easy to replace the ceiling heat lamp with a regular light? Could it be as simple as switching the bulb?

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If installed properly, the heat lamp will not burn down your house. There are no limits on how long they can be turned on.

If you want to get rid of the heat lamp, you can purchase a regular 65W BR 40 type lamp and install it in the place of the heat lamp.

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thanks. I'd feel better replacing them.

Also won't it save on my electric bill to use regular lights instead of heat lights?
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Only if you use the heat lamps. Most heat lamps are 250W so if you used the heat lamps and now replace them with a lesser wattage, you will have some savings, but likely you won't even notice it.
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