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nathan92867

08:13AM | 09/17/04
Member Since: 09/16/04
2 lifetime posts
Hello and thanks in advance-

I recentley replaced a dual 150w motion detector light on our patio with 2 wall lanterns from **********. The hanpton bay lanterns say they are rated at a max of 60 watts.

I put in 60w Halogen bulbs but they just are not bright enough...Does anyone have direction on if I can just put in higher watt bulbs or rewire for higher watts, basically I need more light than this while keeping the lanterns I bought. Wiring is 14 gage.

Nathan

doug seibert

10:40AM | 09/17/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
the lanterns were tested and approved with/for 60 watt bulbs........

NO you can't install larger wattage bulbs without risk of fire..........

nathan92867

10:44AM | 09/17/04
Member Since: 09/16/04
2 lifetime posts
So can I :

1. Rewire the lanterns for higher watt bulbs (is that possible)?

2. There are those screw looking Flourescent bulbs that are like 25 watts but produce 1750 lumens...Are these the best I can get in terms of giving off light?

THanks again.

joed

10:06AM | 09/21/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
No you can't rewire. It's a heat issue. Large lamps will make too much heat. You could try compact flourescents. Look for the ones that give the highest lumens. higher lumens means more light.




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