When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture.
Can I use 60W LEDS in a 40W fixture?
Yes, assuming you’re suggesting an LED that has lumen output similar to a 60 watt lamp. You can use any lamp that consumes up to 40 watts and is shaped similar to the lamp recommended. So for example, if it was a standard A lamp, you could use any LED lamp that consumes up to 40 watts with no safety issue.
What happens if you put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?
Higher wattage alone doesn’t make the bulb burn out faster, but the rating partially has to do with heat/fire. For example, the fixture may only be designed to handle the heat of a 40W. Put in a 60W and the heat increases, there’s not enough ventilation, and the bulb prematurely fails due to the higher heat.
What happens when you put a higher watt LED light bulb?
Using a light bulb with too high of wattage can lead to overheating of the light bulb. This heat can melt the light socket as well as the insulation of the wires. Once that happens, you put yourself at risk of arc faults, and this is something that could even lead to property fires.
Can I use a 100W LED in a 40W socket?
Originally Answered: Can I safely use a 100 LED bulb in a 40-watt-rated open-ended desk lamp? You cannot, since wattage of a fixture is decided not by light output, but by actual wattage of devices that can be used with it – whether LED or filament lamp.
Can I use a higher watt LED equivalent bulb in a 60W fixture?
However, LED’s do not emit dangerous levels of heat. Thus, if your fixture says “not to exceed 60-Watts” but you want to use a 100-Watt equivalent LED bulb, this would be safe to do so. … For a 60-Watt fixture, you could use a 100W, 125W, or even 150W LED equivalent because they all consume under 60-Watts!
What is 60 watts in LED?
LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbs
|Incandescent Light Bulb Wattage||LED Equivalent Wattage|
|75 Watt||7.5 Watt|
|60 Watt||6 Watt|
|50 Watt||5 Watt|
|30 Watt||3 Watt|
Can I put a 100W LED bulb in a 60W?
LED bulbs that deliver 800 lm are considered to have equal light output to standard 60W bulbs. … If your fixture is rated to accept 60 Watts, you can safely use 75W, 100W, or even 125W equal bulbs (which all draw less than 50 Watts of power) instead.
What is a 100 watt bulb in LED?
Best color quality: GE Reveal 100W Replacement Bright Stik LED
|Cree 100W Replacement LED||GE 100W Replacement LED|
|Brightness (in lumens)||1,606 (1,650 claimed)||1,604 (1,600 claimed)|
|Energy usage (in watts)||16.5||15|
|Efficiency (lumens per watt)||97.3||106.9|
|Color temperature||2,700 K||2,700 K|
How many amps does a 100 watt LED light bulb use?
A 100 Watts bulb draws 0.90 Amps.
What happens if you put a 100 watt bulb in a 60 watt socket?
Putting a 100-watt bulb in a 60-watt fixture could cause intense heat, melting the light socket and the insulation on the fixture’s wires. Any time you have that kind of damage on wires, you’re at a big risk for arc faults, where an electrical current falls off its intended path— a leading cause of home fires.
What happens if you use a lower watt bulb?
Yes, you can always put a lower wattage light bulb into a higher wattage rated fixture. The lower wattage bulb will draw less current from the fixture and generates less heat, and that’s perfectly fine.
What is a 40 watt LED bulb equivalent to?
|40 watts||25 watts||5 watts|
|60 watts||40 watts||7 watts|
|75 watts||45 watts||9 watts|
|100 watts||60 watts||12 watts|
Can I use a 60 watt bulb in a 25 watt lamp?
3 Answers. Yes, that’s fine. The ‘maximum wattage’ rating listed on a light fixture is actual watts, not incandescent-equivalent-watts.