What happens with Overlamping?

Overlamping is caused by using a light bulb that’s higher than the fixture’s recommended amount. One of the leading causes of electrical fires in homes is the heat and melt of the fixture’s wires when you place a light build with a higher wattage.

How would you prevent over Lamping?

If you want to prevent overlamping, check the wattage rating of the fixture. If you don’t see a wattage requirement label on your light fixture, buy bulbs below 60 watt.

Is 100 watts too bright?

A 100 watt light bulb is brighter than a 40 watt light bulb. As newer light bulbs use less energy, wattage is not a reliable measure of a light bulb’s brightness.

Can I use 60 watt instead 100?

The insulation on the fixture’s wires could be damaged if a 100 watt bulb is put in a 60 watt fixture. Arc faults, where an electrical current falls off its intended path, are a leading cause of home fires.

What happens if you use too high wattage light bulb?

The insulation of the wires can be melted by the heat of the light bulb. This could lead to property fires if you put yourself at risk of arcs.

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