question about light bulbs

animals1981

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I recently bought some black lights on the box it says this

It is a 75 WAtt black light

"use only in luminaries marked with at least twice the lamp wattage" & "This bulb becomes very hot when in use and should be allowed to cool before removing"


Does this mean I can only put it in a socket that has a max of a 150 watts? I am kinda confused? All i have is fixtures that are 60 watt max??
 

19Dawn76

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interesting questions.
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debilorrah

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YES That is what it means. Never put a bulb with higher wattage than the lamp is made for. Black lights use twice the wattage due to their heat.

If you have a lamp that takes a 60, do not put a 75 in it. It will blow!
 

debilorrah

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Quote:
I've never heard this.


However, I did notice that most of the black light bubls sold at Wal-Mart came in low wattages, like 25 watts.

75 watt black light is a nightclub level. That is really high wattage. I learned all this the hard way mind you. It was a mess!!!!! We were finding pieces of light bulb for months!
 

Tala

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I guess fluorescent black lights don't have that kind of problems? They don't get hot. I've had a fluorescent black light for "forever" and that's what's in my bug zapper light too.

Of course heat is probably what the OP wanted one for.
 

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