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A19 bulbs in semi-enclosed fixtures


Question: The product page for the CENTRIC HOME™ A19 bulbs says they are not suitable for enclosed fixtures. Would they be OK to use in semi-enclosed fixtures? For example, I have some floor lamps with cone-shaped lampshades that surround the bulb. How about desk lamps with similar cone-shaped lampshades?

The 10 watt A19 lamps are not, as you correctly mention, not suitable for use in enclosed fixtures. Our definition of enclosed fixtures is defined as any fixture that completely seals off air flow from the ambient environment. The most commonly seen enclosed fixtures are those in residential ceiling fixtures, where a glass housing completely encloses the fixture base.

On the other hand, table and desk lamps that are partially enclosed will not present any issues with the enclosed fixture rating. Because these fixtures allow for sufficient free air flow, there are no concerns with respect to thermal damage and premature failure.


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