# You asked: What happens when you put a higher watt light bulb?

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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 put a 60W bulb in a 40W lamp?

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 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 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 put 100W LED in 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.

## Does the wattage of a light bulb matter?

When Watts Don’t Matter

When it comes to how much light you get from a light bulb, watts don’t matter. Light isn’t measured in watts. It’s measured in foot-candles or lumens. … That means this bulb produces approximately the same lumens as a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb.

## Can you put a 60 watt bulb in a 25 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.

## Is 100w brighter than 60w?

A 100 watt bulb produces almost twice the light output compared to a 60 watt bulb, if you read the package that the bulbs come in you will see a mention of the lumens produced and you will see that the 100 watt bulb produces almost twice as many lumens as the 60 watt bulb.

## What is 15w LED equivalent to?

LED light bulbs take energy efficiency to another level, using around 40% less energy than CFL equivalents.

LED equivalents to CFL light bulbs.

CFL Light Bulb Wattage LED Equivalent Wattage
15 Watt 9 Watt
9 Watt 5.5 Watt
5 Watt 3 Watt
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## What is 10W LED equivalent to?

Only 10W in power, incandescent equivalent to 80W. These Cool White (6000K) LED bulbs are ideal for use in table and floor lamps, living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and hallways or ceiling fixtures.