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#65414 - 05/02/06 07:08 PM S-type light fixture?  
Elviscat  Offline
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Anyone that does old-work residential has probably come across the same thing- light fixture somewhere wasn't putting out enough light, so someone puts in a "better" 75-100 watt light bulb in a 60-watt max fixture, eventually it cooks the fixture, and the plaster around the fixture, and the insulation on the wires. So I was talking with my dad today and he came up with the idea of something like the S-type fuse adaptors in the lights that would make it so that only a special 60 or 40 watt light bulb could be installed. Or even have a thermal coupling installable in old fixtures, I think it'd be a good idea, landlords could put it in all their rental properties, cut down on energy usage and wire/plaster damage.

what do you think?


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#65415 - 05/02/06 07:30 PM Re: S-type light fixture?  
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It would be easier and cheaper to simply install a $10 2-bulb luminaire which will accept larger wattage bulbs safely, and/or paint the ceiling white.


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#65416 - 05/02/06 08:42 PM Re: S-type light fixture?  
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They did something along those lines at the local "cockroach motel"... Only what they did was convert all the fixtures to " tamperproof compact fluorescent"... Whereby the only way to get these lamps out is with a special tool.. Therefore only maintenance can change the lamps, and at the same time the building's power consumption has dropped quite a bit... ( Tenants electricty is included in rent, no individual metering).


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