Recessed Can Lights - Safe to leave some unscrewed?

Old 02-06-19, 12:16 PM
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Recessed Can Lights - Safe to leave some unscrewed?

As the title states, I have dimmable recessed can lights in my bedroom (three near the front of the room, two near my bed - all of them are 60w bulbs). The two nearest my bed have had burnt out lightbulbs in them for the better part of 4-5 months now with no issue - but when a third bulb burnt out, I went ahead and ended up replacing all of the dead bulbs.

The problem is that now it seems too bright in here. I'd like to just unscrew 2 of the three lightbulbs to dim it down a bit, much like it was prior to replacing the bulbs (I tossed the bulbs before I realized how bright it was going to be in here)

Would it be a fire hazard if I were to unscrew the bulbs enough that they didn't light, but leave the bulbs in the socket (to prevent any dust buildup or bugs or anything like that) or would that be okay?
Old 02-06-19, 12:20 PM
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Shouldn't be a problem. ....................................
Old 02-07-19, 04:19 AM
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Why not put lower wattage bulbs in, what is wrong with using the dimmer?

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