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Would it possibly lessen the hazard of installing E26 bulbs in the E27 socket at 120V?
I read with interest your blog article "E26 vs E27 Bulbs - Interchangeable? Not Necessarily!", but it left me with a question. Apparently, there are lighting fixtures sold here in the US that have E27 sockets. While your article calls out the hazards of E26 bulbs in E27 sockets at 240V, it did not comment about E26 in E27 at 120V. Would that possibly lessen the hazard?
Though the design differences are slight, the small gap present between an E26 light installed within an E27 socket base can cause arcing or hazards that are separate from any potential voltage compatibility issues that might arise.
As our E27 and E26 bulbs both are designed for global voltage standards, we can confirm that the E27 versions can be safely used within fixtures designed for European or other voltages.
For example, if a European chandelier with E27 sockets was to be used with 120V AC North American voltage standards, we would recommend using our E27 A19 bulbs, as they are capable of being used with 120V AC voltage even though the base is typically used in global fixtures.
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