Have to replace a Very old overhead kitchen light fixture
which uses two 60 W incandscent bulbs.
Seems like just about everything I can find that looks anything
like what we now have use LED's.
Guess it depends on the fixture, but in general is it
possible, or safe, to probably use incandescents in them ?
Too much heat, or... possibly ?
They use LED because it is by far the more sensible way to light a
kitchen. I hope you have good under counter lights if you are using two
60W for the kitchen.
The fixture should be marked with a rating for the bulbs you can use.
Heat is a factor, especially if enclosed.
I'm considering changing our kitchen fixture to something using LED
lights. I'd have the "daylight" bulbs for the brightness they give in a
work area. In our bathrooms we have over the mirror fixtures that use
three of the 60W equivalent LED bulbs.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:06:54 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
And if it's LED, I'd doubt it even has sockets for incandescents.
Recessed ceiling lights here in the kitchen and I recently replaced
them with LED. Works great for the kitchen, no problems. I had
converted to CFL and they were acceptable, but the light from the LEDs
is much better and instant on.
The only place LEDs sucked was if you have to dim them. When you
turned them down enough, instead of the incandescent warm effect,
you got a nasty cold look. But now Philips makes warm glow ones
that when dimmed go orange/red, look just like an incandescent.
I was very impressed with them.
I couldn't find it on the Ace Hardware website. The local
store has flush mount
LED fixtures that just screw into the existing incandescent fixture. It
looks like one screws the fixture in to the socket then adjusts the
fixture against the ceiling.
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