# Question: Can I Put A 40w Bulb In A 60w Socket?

## Is it OK to put a 75 watt bulb in a 60 watt socket?

The term “60-Watt equal” has little to do with any kind of wattage correlation; a 60W equal LED may use as little as 8 Watts to operate.

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 happens if you put a lower watt bulb?

If you will use a lower wattage bulb in your fixture you will have less light than before, choosing a lower wattage bulb is fine as long you understand that you are compromising on light output (this statement is correct only for incandescent and halogen bulbs).

## What happens if bulb wattage is too high?

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 you put a lower watt bulb in a socket?

Using a light bulb with a wattage lower than the socket rating is OK. It won’t be as bright as it could be but it won’t be an issue. Using a light bulb with a wattage greater than the socket rating is dangerous and that danger won’t be immediately apparent.

## What happens if I put a 100 watt bulb in a 60 watt lamp?

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.

## How many volts is a 60 watt bulb?

120 VoltsIn the case of electricity, however, the volume of water is electrical current and the water pressure is voltage. With a 60-Watt light bulb, for example, you are forcing 0.5 amp of electrical current (the “water”) through the filament (the “hose”) with 120 Volts of pressure.

## Can I use a 60 watt bulb in a 3 way lamp?

They are interchangeable, although obviously with limited functionality. A normal (single contact) bulb in a three-way fixture will only light on its single setting.

## Can I put a 100w bulb in a 60w socket?

For a 60-Watt fixture, you could use a 100W, 125W, or even 150W LED equivalent because they all consume under 60-Watts! … That means you could use a 150W LED equivalent bulb in a 60W socket and get more than three times the brightness of your old 60-Watt incandescent bulb.

## What is the equivalent of a 40 watt bulb in LED?

Compare wattageTraditional bulb1Halogen2LED40 watts25 watts5 watts60 watts40 watts7 watts75 watts45 watts9 watts100 watts60 watts12 watts1 more row

## Can you replace 55w bulbs with 100w?

Can a 55W H7 Halogen Bulb be Replaced With a 100W H7 Halogen Bulb. … Generally speaking no, a 55 watt bulb can not be replaced with a 100 watt bulb as the wattage is almost double and could cause serious damage to the vehicle’s electrical circuit.

## What is the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb in LED?

LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbsIncandescent Light Bulb WattageLED Equivalent Wattage75 Watt7.5 Watt60 Watt6 Watt50 Watt5 Watt30 Watt3 Watt1 more row•Mar 9, 2018

## Can you put higher wattage light bulb?

If a fixture is rated for a maximum of 60 watts, then it’s dangerous to exceed that. A 100-watt bulb will draw more power through the wires than they safely can handle. (It is okay, however, to put a bulb with lower wattage in that fixture—drawing less than the wire’s maximum load isn’t a problem.)

## Does higher wattage mean more light?

The Wattage of the light is the amount of energy it takes to produce a certain amount of light. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light, but also the more power it uses. … 40 Watt incandescent lamp produces only 380-460 lumens and uses 40 Watts of energy per hour.

## What happens if you put a 60w bulb in a 40w socket?

Power rating are typical based on what the item can stand/allow. Putting a 60W bulb in a 40W socket, probably won’t cause a problem, but you won’t get better brightness.