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  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I bought the philip hues but when I opened the box, I noticed the bulb has a label that says it is dangerous to put this bulb in a enclosed fixture.

    I have a standing floor lamp that has a completely enclosed casing. Which bulb should I get?
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    How enclosed?

    I have Hues inside outdoor light fixtures and they've been running fine for over 18 months. Programmed to come on every night and turn off every morning.
     
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  5. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Might be Philips covering their arses. The bulbs always seem relatively cool to the touch.
     
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    But I assume the paper version must have some opening right? My lamp literally is sealed tight, the case is basically a screw on design to a standing rod.
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    I guess the worst it could happen is kill the bulb? It's not going to catch fire is it?
     
  8. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Id try one and monitor it for a few hours, if it doesn't get hot I would say go for it.
     

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