Did you know that if you use a lightbulb that has a higher wattage output than your light fixture can handle, it can lead to something called overlamping? The constant overheating and excess flow of electricity can create problems for the light socket, the light fixture and the insulation of the wires. In a worst-case scenario, it can create property fires. This is why switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs is a safer option: It's nearly impossible for overlamping to occur in LEDs.
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