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Old 10-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Will lowering a bulb wattage blow a fixture in line

I have a pool and spa light on one breaker. The spa light used a R20 100 watt bulb. It was way too bright for the size of the spa. I switched to a PAR20 50 watt bulb. Everything worked fine. I flipped it on and off a couple times as it got dark and suddenly the pool light stopped working but spa light worked fine. Thinking the pool light bulb blew, I pulled it out, tested both bulbs (MR16 75 watt) and they work. Its the fixture that isn't working. Could lowering the watts in another fixture blow a fixture on the same breaker? BTW, the breaker never tripped.


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Complicated answer.......No.....

Simple answer........No.....

Sounds like something went bad at the most unlikely time. Just be careful working around the water.


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