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RE: Fluorescent Fixtures, No maximum wattage is specified on fixture or socket

RE: Fluorescent Fixtures, No maximum wattage is specified on fixture or socket

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Old 01-12-12, 03:41 PM
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RE: GU27 Fluorescent Fixture, No maximum wattage is specified

The fixture currently has GU27 13W bulbs. Can I put in 17w bulbs??
 
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Old 01-12-12, 06:23 PM
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Maybe. Look at the ballast and see if it is listed.
 
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Old 01-12-12, 06:43 PM
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Use what's specified on the ballast.

If the lamps are self-ballasted, you can probably use higher wattage lamps.
 
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Old 01-13-12, 07:59 AM
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Thanks!

The bulbs are self-ballasted. I suppose I may need to take the fixture off the wall and look inside.

But, it seems the manufacture should make it convenient to find out the maximum wattage. Removing the fixture is not convenient.
 
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Old 01-13-12, 08:08 AM
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If they are self ballasted it shouldn't be a problem unless there is a watt restricter circuit such as on some ceiling fan lights.
 
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