90 degree C supply wire warning. What does it mean?

13 years ago

Hi everybody. I finally found a ceiling light for my bathroom that is rated for damp locations. Now I read the instructions and it says "Warning: Risk of Fire. Most dwellings built before 1985 have supply wire rated 60 degrees C. Consult a qualified electrician before installing."

Of course my house was built in 1955, and this fixture has a label that states 90 degrees C. It's an Energy Star fixture, which qualifies for California T24, and takes one of those round fluorescent bulbs (instead of using compact fluorescent.) I like saving energy, and I thought it would be a good idea. Now it looks like I might have to get rid of it. Anyone know what all this means and what are my options?

Here is a link that might be useful: Here's the light fixture

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