More light output, g9 halogen bulbs
We recently purchased a beautiful pendant chandelier (with Erlenmeyer glass cones) from Hubbardton Forge. While we are happy with the lamp, its light output is quite low. It comes with 40 watt g9 halogen bulbs.
While I realize that safety issues require limits on bulb wattage in such enclosed fixtures, I am wondering if I could replace the current bulbs with 50 watt g9 halogen bulbs to increase the light output?
The pendants hang a considerable distance form the ceiling, so I do not see issues with respect to heating immediate surroundings. Of course, the lamp itself will be hotter. Are there still safety issues? Will the fixture itself be damaged?
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated!
Here is a link that might be useful: Here is the fixture