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Re: Endcaps Waterproof?

Why not mount a piece of glass on the light fixture
under the bulbs to protect them from the water.  You
would just have to leave some space around the edges
to allow for air movement throughout the hood or just
use a fan mounted on the hood.


<<<Rich Patton asked about AH Supply 

> are the endcaps waterproof?

No, they are not.  No endcaps on the market are
waterproof.  some claim
to be water resistant when new, but they harden with
heat and age and
become less resistant to water overtime.  Some use
rubber o-rings for a
seal and are subject to the same heat and aging.

No manufacturer, I believe, would willingly take on
the liabilities
inherent in claiming their items to be waterproof.

Water resisitant sockets (called end caps by the more
manufacturers) are not really needed unless you are
going to put your
lights over water with any glass tops.  Even then,
their value is
questionable, imho.  Some of  the so-called water
resistant sockets
have seals on the bulb side but nothing onthe side
where the wires
enter the socket.

Scott H.>>>

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