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 happens if I put a 60 watt bulb in a 25 watt socket?
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.
What happens if you put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?
If you meant a ’60W equivalent’ bulb, then it will probably be a little brighter than the original 40W bulb (because of overclaiming, see below), and it will not cause any electrical difficulties, since it will be drawing less than 10W power.
Can I use a 40 watt LED bulb in a 25 watt lamp?
customers ask is: “Can I use an LED 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.
What happens if you use wrong watt light bulb?
Because of the heat generated, using a light bulb with a higher wattage than specified may cause the light fixture to overheat. Overheating damages the fixture and may melt the socket holding the light bulb, causing a fire.
WHAT LED bulb equals 60 watts?
As a general benchmark, an 800 lumen LED bulb produces the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent 60-Watt light bulb.
Can I use a 30 watt bulb in a 25 watt lamp?
No… but it’s still unwise. That kind of damage can take years to manifest, so it will surprise you if/when it ever does happen. Moreover, most of those devices are designed, and components sized, to accommodate incandescent bulbs that only produce 13–15 lumens per watt.
Can I replace a 40w bulb with a 60w LED?
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.
Can you use 40w instead of 25w?
Yes, that’s fine. The ‘maximum wattage’ rating listed on a light fixture is actual watts, not incandescent-equivalent-watts.