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    Default 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?

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    Default Re: Need Help with Light Fixture

    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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Need Help with Light Fixture

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

    Quote Originally Posted by punintended View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Need Help with Light Fixture

    Quote Originally Posted by cullen51 View Post
    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?

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