Originally Posted by Delta-T
These are outlawed for closet use because of fires.
Closet Lights – New Rules for Closet Lights
"Surface-mounted or recessed fixtures are both permitted, but exposed (uncovered) light bulbs are not. "
Has anyone ever had a hot bulb get wet? I have and they shatter before the element sparks/burns out. All it would take is one drop of condensation and some combustible bilge fumes.
Good references DeltaT. I never said the things people do are right, or safe, and your post reinforces that.
I personally saw an Islander 36 explode about 400 feet from me once. Not a pretty sight as the entire deck & coach house blew clear off the boat.