will 250w heatlamps work in normal light sockets?

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  • 1 month ago

    They might work, but the socket may not be rated for that much heat. Many cheap sockets are rated for your typical 60w bulb where you can get away with using a higher equivalent CFL or LED bulb because the true wattage (actual heat produced) is much less. So an equivalent 100w CFL bulb is only putting out 25w of actual heat. Since you are using the bulbs for heat, you will need sockets that can handle the full 250w.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Read the rating of the socket first (in some cases, they're made super cheaply and cannot handle high power loads), but your biggest concern should be that there is nothing flammable surrounding the socket.

  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, however you could end up causing a fire because a normal socket won't be able to handle the heat.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but they should really only be used in a fixture designed to handle the heat.

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