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NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! The current draw from a 100W light greatly exceeds the design limits built into the 60W fixture. The end result would be a fire.

You can use florescent light bulbs to get more light with less amperage. You get 100 watts equivalent lighting for 23 watts and will not create a fire hazard.

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