to high of wattage


Old 05-24-11, 04:22 AM
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to high of wattage

can to much wattage make a person sick. Our kitchen remodel has been the job form hell
we put in a new light fixture and it called for 3 100 wtt bulbs. I was sitting in there and got really hot and sick to my stomach . so 300 wttage in a kitchen is to much right . thanks
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Old 05-24-11, 05:50 AM
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Just for info: wattage is just how much power the bulbs use it is not necessarily the lamp output. That would be lumens.

I have never heard of too much light making a person sick unless it is a flickering or blinding light (well over 300 watts). I have the equivalent of 390 watts (I have CFL's) over our island and 300 (5 - 60 watt equivalent) over our table and it has never been a problem. That said however, everybody is different so I would experiment with some other bulbs to see if you see a change.

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