Light fixture: does this look normal?


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Old 09-11-20, 01:05 PM
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Light fixture: does this look normal?

Are the scorch marks normal? I just realized it only has had 1 bulb in it and was going to add another but am worried about it touching this foil thatís hanging a bit.
is it ok to just have one bulb in the fixture?
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Old 09-11-20, 01:33 PM
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Just looks like the foil just came loose from the insulation. no problem just push it up. The old bulb burnt rhe foil. Wires are above insulation and should be in wire nuts.=. Go ahead and instsall bulb.
 
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Old 09-11-20, 01:35 PM
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Not normal. It is caused by the heat from an incandescent lamp. Someone might have used to high a wattage lamp that was too hot for the fixture. Max is 60 watts per the sticker. It might have had a 100 watt lamp in it.

It is not a problem to continue to use it as long as you keep the wattage correct.
 
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Old 09-11-20, 02:51 PM
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Use an LED of a wattage rating less than 60 watts. You can an LED bulb with at least as high a lumins rating as the 60 watt incandescent bulb.
 
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If you are using a LED or CFL the max is the real watts not the fake equivalent light watts.
 
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Old 09-11-20, 08:40 PM
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There is currently an LED bulb in the fixture. An LED bulb would not have cause that scorch mark. More than likely that was from a previous bulb. Using two LED bulbs will allow the fixture to run much cooler.
 
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Old 09-12-20, 05:21 AM
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Hi, make sure the LED lamps you use are rated for enclosed fixtures.
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Old 09-12-20, 05:53 AM
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rated for enclosed fixtures
The only downside of using an LED not rated for enclosed fixtures is a shortened lifespan of the bulb. There is no real safety hazard involved. Brand and quality will also make a difference.
 
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Old 09-14-20, 06:47 AM
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Does this look like a problem?

Is this an issue?

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What is it you think is the problem? I don't see any issues.
 
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Old 09-14-20, 08:09 AM
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It seems like the insulation is falling onto the bulb a bit?
 
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Old 09-14-20, 08:16 AM
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Are we looking for anything in particular?
 
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Old 09-14-20, 08:29 AM
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The disc of insulation is kind of falling onto the bulb am I Right?
 
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Old 09-14-20, 10:36 AM
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not a problem for the LED bulb.
 
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Old 09-14-20, 08:13 PM
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This was answered in your other post. Its ok if the bulb is against that insulation if its an LED bulb. There won't be enough heat to cause the scorching that a previous incandescent bulb caused. No worries, and if you want more light, you can put a brighter LED in there, like a 100W equivalent bulb.
 
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Old 09-14-20, 08:33 PM
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