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.
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.
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