I have had the "handy man" tell me not to use a high watt bulbs in a socket designed for lower wattage bulbs.
This statement was made in this context:
I live in an apartment, the land lord/apartment manager is responsible for the lights on the outside of the building. Specifically, here, each apartment has a light fixture (controlled by an on/off switch inside the apartment) by their door so that folks can see your apartment number (number is on the door), and see if you are home or not...
But anyway, I handed him a 90-watt bulb (all I had as a spare) to test the socket. Socket tested ok, but then he removed the bulb, and told me to obtain a 60-watt instead. He said the heat from a 90-watt might damage the fixture.
In a three way switch lamp, would sticking in a 90-watt bulb also lead to overheating issues? (Or a greatly shortened bulb life span?)
Last edited by mlees; 02-09-2007 at 02:15 PM..