overlamping

Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa

Overview

What is Overlamping?

Overlamping is when a fixture has a bulb with a higher wattage than the fixture is designed for.  The extra heat from the bulb can melt the socket, insulation, and wires.  That will cause sparks to fly from one wire to another and will cause an electrical fire.  If this happens and you change out the bulb, be aware that the damage to the socket and wires remains.

Use only light bulbs within the recommended wattage. 

If you feel there may be some existing damage from overlamping, contact us at Electricians Ottawa.  We can have one of our electricians check the situation and make any necessary repairs.  We service Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, and Orleans areas.