LED bulb: not suitable for enclosed fixtures


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Old 05-24-20, 09:04 AM
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LED bulb: not suitable for enclosed fixtures

Is the warning on LED bulb, "not for use in enclosed fixtures" because of longevity of the bulb or because its a fire hazard?

 
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Old 05-24-20, 02:35 PM
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I'm using LED's in enclosed fixtures in my home.
The LED bulbs do run a little warm but nowhere near as hot as incandescent lamps.
The LED bulb life may be shortened by the heat but should still be fairly long.
 
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Old 05-24-20, 10:05 AM
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Enclosed fixtures may not allow enough heat to escape and heat will cause LEDs to fail prematurely.
 
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Old 05-24-20, 01:16 PM
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Hi, Heat from a bulb in an enclosed fixture can cause the wiring in the box above to deteriorate.
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