Question about a nightlight

catherinetJune 30, 2010

Hi,

Can I put a larger wattage bulb into a nightlight base (like a candelabra light - 40 or 60 watt bulb) or would bad things happen?

thanks.

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brickeyee

The device is very likely to overheat and be damaged, or even cause a fire.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 12:50PM
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catherinet

That's what I was afraid of. Okay. Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 1:02PM
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dickross

If space allows, there are some fairly small candelabra base compact flourescent light bulbs available. smallest I've seen are 5 watts. These will give you far more light than a 5 or 7 watt incandescent bulb usualy used in night lights. These should be safe as far as heat generation.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2010 at 11:44AM
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smithy123

That depends. If it is a sensor nightlight, you must stick with incandescent. If it is a switch, you can use a cfl or led. Do not exceed 7w.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 11:13PM
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ontariojer

Smithy, please stop bumping these old posts. This one is almost 4 months old, and was already answered adequately!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 11:28PM
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