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cullen51
Need Help with Light Fixture

I live in a 1950s house. It has 1950s wiring in it. I want to replace the old light with a new one. The new light fixture produces 134 degree Fahrenheit of heat. Will the new light fixture start a fire if I install it?

punintended
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I think we'd all need details on the new fixture? Is this a recessed fixture that is in contact with the surrounding building materials?

The wiring should not be a huge issue, assuming the insulation on the wires is intact and not flaking apart.

Re: Need Help with Light Fixture

Yes, you will have problems. The old wire is not rated for the new fixture. You will need to use a different light or change out the wire.

Re: Need Help with Light Fixture

That sounds way too hot. A clear fire hazard. Make sure to correct it.
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canuk
Re: Need Help with Light Fixture
punintended wrote:

I think we'd all need details on the new fixture? Is this a recessed fixture that is in contact with the surrounding building materials?

I agree --- more information about the fixture.
If it's a flush mount enclosed fixture then it may be an issue.
If it was a pendent enclosed fixture then it likely wouldn't be an issue.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Need Help with Light Fixture
cullen51 wrote:

I live in a 1950s house. It has 1950s wiring in it. I want to replace the old light with a new one. The new light fixture produces 134 degree Fahrenheit of heat. Will the new light fixture start a fire if I install it?

What exact type of "1950s" does the house have?
And just wondering how you know the new fixture will produce 134 degrees F?:D

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