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What is the difference between indoor and outdoor light fixtures?

Asked by Daniel Peele on September 16, 2021

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Outdoor light bulbs are more variable. Typically, they are interchangeable for indoor and outdoor use. In contrast, indoor lights are not designed to withstand outdoor temperaturechanges.

Why can't LED bulbs be enclosed? Enclosed fixtures that don't allow for proper ventilation can drastically affect the temperature of the LED bulb, causing it to overheat and shortening the lifespan of the bulb. That's why some bulbs will tell you not to use it in an enclosed ceiling fan or fully enclosed porch lightfixture.

Can halogen bulbs be used in enclosed fixtures? Some light bulbs such as CFLs and LEDs are not recommended for use in fully enclosed fixtures because heat may affect their electrical components. Today, there are 3 popular choices of energy efficient light bulbs: halogen, compact fluorescent (CFL) or light emitting diode(LED).

Do LED lights work in cold weather? LED. The advantage of LED is the extra long life, and, they all have no problem coming on in very cold temperatures. In fact, LEDs get more efficient as the ambient temperature gets lower. A 14 watt LED is equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent, so there is a 4 watt advantage in energy efficiency compared to CFL.

Can you use outdoor LED Christmas lights indoors? Can you use any holiday string lights indoors and outdoors? The short answer to this question is no. String light sets, whether incandescent strings or LED strings, have Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Listings for either indoor only or_indoor/outdoor.