I would like to replace a couple of outdoor, wall-mounted light
fixtures. The ones I have now are cheap jelly-jar types and I would
like to put up something a little nicer. When I go to the home
improvement store or lighting store, they have both indoor and outdoor
wall-mount fixtures - what's the difference? Are the outdoor ones
more weatherproof? Would it be a big mistake (i.e. risk electrical
problems or fire) to put an indoor one outdoors? I don't need ones
with a light sensor or motion detector. -- H
The indoor ones probably are not UL rated for outdoor use. Your
insurance man would not be happy. Under a porch roof or something, it
might not make much real-world difference, but the outdoor rated ones do
hold up to the weather and temp swings better. Less corroded sockets,
brass looking nasty, etc. I don't mind paying a few bucks more for
outdoor-rated. I do mind the piss-poor selection and ugly styles
currently carried by the Borg, for outdoor or indoor apps. Guess I'm
gonna have to go to a boutique lighting store and bend over, or order on
line, or maybe take a stab at rebuilding what I have.
Yea but pretty much anything is upscale compared to the jelly jars.
Sometimes you can get lucky at the Borg or even WalMart with the 2 packs
of lights as long as you're not trying to put it in Brentwood or Tiger's
Yeah that is my issue - have not found an outdoor one that I like,
selection of indoor units is better. I was hoping I'd get a bunch of
responses saying "nah don't worry about it, I did it 20 years ago and
it's been fine" but no such luck. cheers, -- H
Most any sensible, logical and cooperative person as you appear to be.
People mostly bitch about problems on groups; you don't often see the good
things that go on.
Nice to hear; best of luck, safety & speed,
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