I have a 2-light flushmount ceiling fixture in my kitchen that says to "use only 60-watt or less standard-base bulbs. This is a fully-enclo

Asked by David
Largo, FL

I used to have a 2-bulb fluorescent fixture there that was replaced with this standard enclosed flushmount ceiling fixture. The fluorescent bulbs were 40 watts each, and I find of course that 2 60-watt incandescent bulbs put out much less light. When replacing with a CFL bulb of say 15 watts (60 watt incand. equivalent), I would get the same amount of light output, but can I use a higher watt CFL bulb in that type of fixture to get more light output, but without danger of overheating, etc.?


Answered by Erik Henry

Brownsburg, IN

ELH Construction LLC

December 10, 2013

CFL produce very little heat. You can use up to 60 watt CFL no problem.

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