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cfl lightbulb question

Posted by luvscritters (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 25, 12 at 22:08

I have a porch light that is also a dusk to dawn light. It takes the GU two prong cfl. Today I bought a 23 watt bulb but when I replaced the bulb I realized it was rated for a 13 watt. Is it okay to use this higher watt bulb or should I get the 13 watt? What danger would using the higher watt bulb pose? Thank you. Amy

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RE: cfl lightbulb question

"What danger would using the higher watt bulb pose?"

It may not light to full brightness, and it could damage the ballast.

RE: cfl lightbulb question

Thank you

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