Helpful guidelines

Can you use 72 watt bulb in 60?

Can you use 72 watt bulb in 60?

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 75 watt bulb in a 60 watt lamp?

You risk causing a fire. The lampshade is designed to withstand the heat of a light bulb that dissipates 60 watts of power. An incandescent light bulb consumes most of it’s power to produce heat, not light. The label use the 60 watt rating as a proxy for the heat produced.

Can I put a 70 watt bulb in a 60 watt lamp?

One of the most common questions, people ask is: “Is it Okay to use LED bulbs with higher wattage equivalents than my fixtures allow?” The answer is YES. You can use an LED bulb having a higher wattage equivalent than your fixture allows — provided the LED bulb consumes less wattage than the fixture.

Can you put a 75 watt bulb in a 100 watt socket?

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 72 Watt bulb?

A 72 watt bulb will now be referred to as a “1,500 lumens bulb” or a “2,600 lumens bulb.” Here’s a quick reference guide to see all bulb conversions.

How do you determine the maximum wattage of a light fixture?

Generally speaking, the maximum wattage ratings are printed on the light-bulb sockets themselves. You will see language that reads something like: “Caution: Use only Type A lamp, Maximum 60 watts.” In some cases where a fixture has two or more light bulbs, there may be a total wattage rating for the entire fixture.

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.

Can I use a 60-watt bulb in a 150 watt lamp?

The short answer is that using lower wattage bulbs is not usually a major problem but you should never use a bulb with a higher wattage than what your lighting fixture can handle.

Is there a light fixture that can handle a 60-watt bulb?

There is no fixture nor wiring that can only handle a 60 watts which would be about a 1/2 amp load. Although you probably wouldn’t want to do it you could put a lot bigger LED bulb in than one that actually drew a real 60 watts as long as it didn’t get hot.

How many lumens does a 60-watt LED light use?

For a 60-Watt fixture, you could use a 100W, 125W, or even 150W LED equivalent because they all consume under 60-Watts! The 150W LED equivalent produces about 2,600 lumens, while using only about 30 Watts.

Are 75 watt LED light bulbs safe?

In other words, if you have a lamp with maximum socket ratings of 60 watts but find that you don’t have enough light in the room, replacing the incandescent light bulbs with “75 watt” LED bulbs that use only 11 watts is a perfectly safe practice. Do not think, however, that CF or LED light bulbs do not emit any heat at all.

How many Watts Does a light bulb use?

Most manufacturers put a statement on their newer-technology bulbs, such as CFLs and LEDs, which says something like “60-watt equivalent” on a CFL bulb that draws only 14 or 15 watts, for example. You can ignore the reference to 60 watts.