any rule of thumb for figuring max recommended bulb wattage?
i'm kind of repurposing a ceiling light that uses 5 candleabra type bulbs. i've closing in on finishing and just realised i've forgoten what the recommended max wattage was. i brought 40 watt bulbs but then thought 5 bulbs together might add up.
i've had it on without problems, but i was just testing it (it's a ceiling light and i haven't installed it yet) so it was only on a few seconds.
so anyone know if i'm ok or should drop down to 25 watt bulbs? or a way to figure it out? thanks.
For this setup the only limitation would be what heat your lamp sockets can stand, if they are plastic with a metal side contact. If they are they can probably stand 60w lamps as long as the lamp base is down and the lamp bulb is up.
I think the deciding factor here is, what is the temp. rating of wire you used to wire fixture internally. Just curious, did you hook a grnd. tail to fixture? It looks like a pretty cool light, good luck...
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