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frankjc
blacklight bulb

is it a fire hazard to put a blacklight bulb in an enclosed ceiling fixture?

Re: blacklight bulb
frankjc wrote:

is it a fire hazard to put a blacklight bulb in an enclosed ceiling fixture?

Frank, the current required for blacklights is no different than any other electrical load,however they emit rays that can rapidly degrade electrical wiring and enclosures, much more than ordinary sunlight.

This degradation could cause wiring to fail, overheat and cause a fire.

dj1
Re: blacklight bulb

Leave floodlights and other outdoor bulbs outside.
If you notice, an outdoor fixture is made of different materials than an indoor fixture, therefore, you don't want to mix bulbs.
Also, read the fixture label and don't go over the wattage listed.

frankjc
Re: blacklight bulb

I was mostly afraid of heat, i thought i remembered blacklights getting very hot. I stopped my son from putting one in his ceiling fixture.

Condoman
Re: blacklight bulb

When my Son was young I got him 2 of the 48 inch florescent tubes for his ceiling fixture. Heat was never a problem.

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