Light Bulb Safety Tips

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  • Use a bulb of the correct type and wattage. If you do not know the correct wattage, contact the manufacturer of the lamp or fixture.
  • Read and follow light bulb manufacturers’ safety instruction.
  • Make sure bulbs are screwed in securely – loose bulbs may overheat.
  • Place halogen floor lamps (torchieres) away from curtains, buds, rugs or other furnishings. These lamps can become very hot and can cause a fire hazard.
  • Consider replacing halogen torchiere lamps with models that use cooler, more efficient fluorescent bulbs.