I'm shooting a short film in my house, and am trying to figure out how to light it. I'm not too smart with the electrical end of things, and was wondering how high I could go in the household fixture shown in these images.
The sockets themselves are ceramic and say 660watt on them, but I'm not sure how hot the plate could safely get. It seems to be a cheap metal of some kind.... maybe the "A" stamped on it stands for aluminum? I'm not sure.
Could I get away with 100watts in here? Perhaps 300watts?
Also, there is a thick glass globe that attaches to the fixture that I could either leave off or keep on. I'd prefer to keep it on for some diffusion, but if leaving it off will help my cause and keep it safer, I can go that route as well.
Thanks very much for any guidance you can offer on this.