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    Default blacklight bulb

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

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    Default Re: blacklight bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by frankjc View Post
    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.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, Hidden Content

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default 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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