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light fixture to hang on the wall
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Electric Chandeliers or Other Attached Light Fixtures (628)
The Home Depot    
Hampton Bay
Hampton Bay Transitional Collection Wall Sconce #141 031
7 18212 18005 1
7CM D 3 1 
Home Depot
9/15/2008 This date is an estimate
Socket holding bulb melted, blackened; bulb corroded

Socket was supposed to take up to a 60 w bulb; I had only a 6 or 9 w bulb so I did not overlamp the socket

If I had used the 40 w bulb, supplied with the fixture instead of much lower, it could have started a fire

The wires from the fixture to the outlet box were not burned and did not show any sign of damage or improper installation

I have two other identical sconces, again with reduced wattage bulbs and neither of them has shown any sign of similar blackening/melting
Incident, No Injury
going to take to Home Depot to show them today
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