1000W lightbulb


Old 08-09-01, 11:47 PM
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1000 Watt lightbulb

Can I plug a 1000w lightbulb in a normal outlet? will it blow up the circuit?

120 volt

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Old 08-10-01, 07:48 AM
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Yes, you can do it. Whether or not it will blow the circuit depends completely on how many watts are already running on the circuit. A 15-amp circuit will blow when the load exceeds 1800 watts, so you've got 800 watts extra over that 1000-watt light.

Watch out for the heat from that bulb!

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