Electrical Wiring in the Home/LED Bulbs


At the present time I have 60W Philips halogen (incandescent) bulbs on both sides (outdoors) of my front and garage doors. These bulbs are in a glass enclosed lantern-type fixture, which has a metal cover on top, secured by 2 small screws, but it is not sealed to make it waterproof. The switch is single pole and works with an electronic timer. I would now like to replace these bulbs with 60-65W equivalent LED bulbs, but have not found any bulb that can be used outdoors and with an electronic timer. I don't care if the bulb is not compatible with dimmers. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you.


If you want to use energy saving lamps wether they be florescent or LED you have to replace the electronic timer with the type that will handle these types of lamps. So far the only digital in wall timers that will do that are the ones that require a neutral connection (white ) wire. These types of timers are available at HD and Lowes.

Compact florescent lamps can be used out doors as long as they are in a weather tight fixture.

I believe the same is true for LED lamps. HD and Lowes sell 40 watt and 60 watt lamps for about $7 or $8 ea.
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