question about light bulbs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by animals1981, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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??
     
  2. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    interesting questions. [​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    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!
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    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!
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:You're probably right!!! HEY OP!!! Go get a clamp lamp and a 250 watt red bulb!
     

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