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mrb74

01:58PM | 05/07/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
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Bvelectrical
Hi,

I have a motion light on my backdoor. The Double-Ended tube blew out. Since it was here when I moved in I'm not sure what to replace it with - I bought a 150watt 120 volt tube but don't know if I should go lower to a 120 watt. Is it ok to put in the 150? Obviously, I know nothing about electricity. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

mrb74

tomh

03:00PM | 05/07/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
As long as the bulb is the same size and shape the 150 w should be fine and is common for these fixtures. The maximum watt rating is aways printed on the fixture; look for a label usually on the housing. When replacing the bulb, do not handle the halogen tube with your fingers, use tissue or a cloth. The oils on your hand can leave fingerprints that cause uneven heating of the bulb. This can shorten the bulb life.

mrb74

09:55AM | 05/08/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
3 lifetime posts


Tomh,

Thanks for the information. That was part of the problem, there was not information on the housing regarding replacement tube stats.

Thanks for your prompt reply.

mrb74
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