Light Bulb Safety

The most common electrical fixture in homes are light bulbs, and proper light bulb safety can keep them from becoming a common electrical hazard.

Use bulbs that have the correct wattage requirements for each fixture. Using a higher wattage bulb can cause the fixture to overheat so it is wise to consider switching to more a more efficient bulb. A (CFL) bulb is a compact fluorescent light that provides the same level of light at a lower wattage level which is safe and more affordable over time.

Be advised that if a CFL bulbs break, you should open a window and have all people and pets leave the room for at least 15 minutes. Always screw bulbs in tightly; a loose bulb can cause sparks or shorts.Be sure to unplug or turn off a fixture completely before changing light bulbs.


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