Sorry that you have a limited imagination and can't imagine how leaving
a fixture on all the time on an old house with old dry siding and crappy
wiring could be a problem. Maybe they could fire all of the state police
fire marshals and lab folks and just have you stop over and declare "I
can't see how this fire started"?
On 1/21/2012 12:31 PM, email@example.com wrote:
And juvenile name calling makes you look like a genius (think about
it)?. Sorry that you don't get the idea that this is a discussion group
where people may mention things that you reject maybe because you don't
understand them or things can only be the way you believe them to be
that can be quite correct...
I've been discussing topics here for years before you
showed up. And about 3 of us in this thread don't buy
"Isn't using 100 watt bulbs in a closet and in outside home light a
little risky? There was a house fire right down the road from us and
the cause was found to be a 100w bulb in a outside residential
So, show us a link to that fire or any other fire where
the investigators concluded the cause of the fire was
a 100W bulb. Not a defective light fixture. Not putting
a 100W bulb in a fixture only rated for 60W. One where
it was simply that someone put a 100W light
bulb in a closet or outdoors.
Even putting a 100W bulb in a fixture rated for only 60W
isn't likely to produce a fire or there would be one hell
of a lot of fires all over the place. Certainly not a good
idea to do it, but anyone with experience has come
across lots of fixtures where it was done. Many times
the little sticker that says do not exceed 75W has
fallen off. If this was a significant cause of fires
starting, there would be homes on fire from it all
I hope you don't think that now we have to "prove" that items have
legitimate uses. In a free country, we should do what we want, and can
afford to pay for. It's not the government's place to decide what has
"legitimate lighting purpose".
What's next? Having all our outgoing emails censored and approved, for
legitimate communication purpose?
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Serious question. What use is there for 100w incandescent bulbs? We had
a couple in places like the basement but they were replaced some years
ago with CFLs that work fine.
We have a couple of lamps that we use for general illumination and reading.
If we are away in the evening, I like to dim them down to have a little
light instead of coming into a dark house. They also act to make the house
look occupied when we are out. Just enough light to make it seem as if
someone was there.
Been thru this over and over...
Primarily outside in cold temperature applications where the warmup
period is excessive (or it's so cold they won't light at all). My
particular application is the barn when having calving or the like at
2AM and it's bitter cold and not in a very good mood anyway I'll be d-d
if I'm going to wait to see anything--and the heat doesn't do any harm
besides. As another suggested, if my stash of 100's runs out, I'll just
move up to 150's that aren't under the ban (yet, anyway).
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