This voids all UL or other agency listing, which give some assurance of safe
temperature rise of components and wiring. It also voids any manufacturer's
warranty, although that is probably not an issue for someone willing to do
Finally, it will likely result in lack of insurance coverage of a resulting
fire if the fixture is identified as the cause. It is easy to determine,
during a forensic investigation, that the wiring was modified.
You can now answer your own question in whatever way you feel is
Benjamin D Miller, PE
In cold climates at 30 to 60 below zero a fix for outside discharge
lighting is the use of a 120v/24v transformer wired as an
autotransformer to jack the voltage up to 144 volts.
This is placed into a magic black box with a summer/winter switch and
sold to the customer as the magic fix, UL listing be damned.
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