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DustOffYourHighestHopes Wed 20-May-15 10:46:08

If I have a shade saying 'Maximum 60 Watts", can I put in a energy-saving bulb that is 20 Watts ('equivalent' to a 90 Watt bulb)?

Will it be safe (i.e. as cool or cooler than a 60W normal bulb) or will it heat up and make my papershade and thus entire house catch fire?

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 20-May-15 13:43:10

completely fine, you used to burn yourself (quite seriously) on old fashioned 100w bulbs, they are now just a bit "ooh ooh ooh" rather than "RUN THE COLD TAP"

DustOffYourHighestHopes Mon 25-May-15 18:38:10

Thank you! Makes perfect sense. Was being paranoid.

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