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Old 07-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Looking for an electric product NOT made in China

I have been scouring the internet for days, and I am hoping that maybe someone here can help me! I am looking for a "night light" style bases similar to these (http://www.nationalartcraft.com/images/sub-0010-01.jpg) but I want them to be able to use a 15 watt bulb. The only ones I can find have a max of 7watts. I can find them like crazy from Chinese suppliers, but I dont want to buy 2000 of them from China! If anyone could direct me to a supplier that might have access to something like these it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!


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Old 07-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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How about these?



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Old 07-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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I spoke with a gentleman at buhl and he said that product is sourced from their warehouse in China! And he said the switch is rated 75 watts but he wasn't sure about it's ability to handle a 15 watt bulb? So I was a little confused by his response
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Unfortunately, you're not likely to find such a product made in the USA. Sign of the times, my friend. I would imagine that the socket is perfectly capable of handling a 75w bulb. Now, if you put a shade on it, you'll have to use a smaller wattage bulb, which you're already planning on doing anyway.

Another note: Buhl seems to list this product as having an "E14 candelabra base" which is a total contradiction. It either has a candelabra base (which is an E-12 and standard for night lights) or an E-14 which is not candelabra, but rather a European Mignon base. I would double check with them to make sure as the Mignon bulbs can be tough to come across in the States, if that's where you are.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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I could be totally wrong but I can't imagine there being any problem with a 15 watt bulb in the ones your finding. 15 watts is right around 1/8 of an amp. I can't imagine anything not being able to handle that
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My guess is the 7w is a standard having to do with heat output placed as close to a wall as the socket does and not about the fixture frying.

Why not convert to something LED at this point? They have gotten brighter, heat is a non-issue, and you get Green brownie points.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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Why do you want a 15w night light? I'm using minture CFL's in my kids night lights....I think they use about 3w....a lot less heat and I don't have to worry about the kids getting burned on the bulb.

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