75 watt no can recessed

Old 03-20-20, 05:54 AM
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75 watt no can recessed

Does Hallo make 75 watt no can recessed lights with baffle? All I find is 60 or 65 watt lights 6 or 4 in (either will be OK). I understand 65 and 75 is not much different but feel better having that little extra ,if possible.
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Have you checked their website? It is most likely you will not be using incandescent bulbs. Any led bulb you use will be well below 65 watts so either would be more than adequate. Don't forget it's not the "equivalent wattage" you see on the bulb's label. It's the actual wattage consumed you need to look at. A "60 watt" LED bulb actually only uses about 9 watts so you have tons of safety margin even with a 65 watt rated fixture.
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Caution: LED units (lamps) give off some heat. LED electronics fail due to heat at lower temperatures than incandescent bulbs. That "65 watt canless" LED fixture may well shorten the life of a 75 watt equivalent LED replacement lamp.

Maximum lamp wattage for light fixtures depends mainly on heat dissipating ability and the "65 watt equivalent" fixture may well support only a 9 or fewer watt actual lamp.

You probably have already seen screw in LED lamps (not accepted by the aforementioned fixtures) that are not rated for enclosed fixtures. This is due to heat dissipation needs.

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