Sunday's PSA: Bulb Wattage

Here's my public service announcement regarding bulb wattage.  Some of you may wonder about the warnings regarding bulb wattage maximums on some of the light fixtures/lamps in your home.  If it says do not use more than 60 watts, there is a reason for that.  A higher wattage particularly in fixtures that are enclosed generate too much heat.  Too much heat burns the insulation of the wires and then the fixture shorts out.  I have two fixtures in the rehab home that were burned through.  Here's a pic of one that was not quite burned through.

Read and heed the warnings.  There is a reason. 


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