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Will your A19 LED bulbs be compatible with bowl fixtures?
I am considering using these bulbs “CENTRIC HOME™ Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulb 4005C.27” in a semi-flush ceiling fixture with a large bowl, KICHLER 42025NI. In the past, I have had trouble with LED bulbs overheating and putting a plastic smell when I put them and semi-flush ceiling fixtures with bowls. Will this work, or should I avoid it?
Strictly speaking, our Centric Home A19 lamps would be suitable for use in the fixture you have as it does not appear to be considered a "completely enclosed" fixture.
It is a bit difficult to see from the fixture photos, however, whether or not the top of the fixture bowl is open. If there is another cover on the top of the fixture bowl, that may indeed block airflow, making it easier for LED lamps to overheat. Otherwise, we do believe that with sufficient airflow coming in from above, there should not be any serious concerns with respect to overheating.
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