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Old 06-12-17, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question about a light fixture

We're looking at a light fixture replacement and noticed that it states on the package that you can use 60 Watt bulbs maximum or 13 Watt LED bulbs. The fixture holds 5 bulbs. Okay, here's the question - it seems like 60 x 5 = 300 Watt maximum, but the LED bulbs - why the heck do they recommend 13 Watt Maximum as 13 x 5 = 65 Watts?? We want to be able to use 100 Watt equivalent LED bulbs in it, which are 23 Watts each and 23 x 5 = 115 Watts. Do you see this as a problem? Could it be possible that they say this because of the heat output? Why do they even say it?

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Re: Question about a light fixture

Might have a better shot at getting an answer in the homeowner's thread in Other.
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Re: Question about a light fixture

I think the concern is damage to the LED bulbs themselves, instead of overheating and fire as in the case of incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs are really circuit boards in plastic enclosures, and are not able to handle as much heat as incandescent bulbs which are basically filaments in glass enclosures.
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Re: Question about a light fixture

Here is an article on LED light temperatures:

https://www.lifx.com/blogs/the-lates...ed-light-bulbs
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Re: Question about a light fixture

Thanks, guys. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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