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Is a flickering light bulb dangerous?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jan 30, 2024 8:13:00 AM

While a flickering light bulb may seem minor, it can pose several hazards. Flickering lights can indicate a serious electrical problem that could lead to electrocution or house fires. So, if you have a flickering bulb, don’t wait any longer to fix it. And if you are wondering if you can use a higher-watt bulb than recommended to replace the flickering light, check out our blog here

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Topics: Electrical

Using a 100W Light Bulb in a 60W Fixture: Is It Safe?

Posted by Admin on Jul 6, 2017 10:18:30 AM

Let’s say you want to brighten a dark room or replace a flickering light bulb. You purchase a bright 100W light bulb, but when you go to screw the first bulb into your lamp, you notice it has a warning label that says “Maximum 60 Watts.”

“Well,” you think, “What’s the worst that can happen?”

The short answer: a home fire. Even if the higher-watt light bulb is removed before a fire starts, the overloaded current can permanently damage your wiring.

How come? Let’s shed some light on it.

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Topics: Electrical