# Question: Can I Use A 100W LED In A 60W Socket?

## What’s the difference between 40W and 60W?

So if a package for a lightbulb says the bulb uses 60 watts, or 60W, it means that that bulb will use 60 watts of electrical power.

A standard 40W bulb is equal to 400+ lumens, which represents the brightness of a bulb.

Typically, the higher the wattage, the higher the lumens, and the more light output..

## How many amps does a 100 watt LED light bulb use?

0.83 ampsAt 120 volts, the most common household current in the United States, a 100-watt light bulb draws 0.83 amps. To calculate the amperage of a light bulb, one must divide the number of watts by the volts powering the circuit.

## 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 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.

## Can I put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?

Yes, you can use it! A 60-watt equivalent LED bulb uses around 8 watts on average. That’s 5X less than a 40-watt incandescent.

## What happens if you use a 75 watt bulb in a 60 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.

## 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.

## How bright is a 60W LED bulb?

60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households)

## Can you put an LED bulb in any fixture?

As long as the mounting base (socket) is the same size and type, you can use an LED bulb in an existing fixture. If the mounting base isn’t the same size and type, the LED bulb will not fit the socket. You should never use a bulb with a higher wattage than what is recommended for the fixture.

## What is brighter 60W or 100W?

Answer: The bulb rated at 100 W will be brighter. When both bulbs are connected to the rated voltage, they will dissipate the rated power. The brightness of a bulb depends on the power it dissipates, so the 100 W bulb will be brighter than the 60 W bulb.

## What is 40W LED equivalent to?

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

## Can you put a 100 watt bulb in a 150 watt fixture?

“100 Watt” written on the fixture means that the fixture is safe (does not set fire or gets too hot) when you use a 100 Watt bulb in it. … These bulbs consume less than 30 Watt however give the output of a 150 Watt traditional bulb. You can safely use such a bulb in your fixture.

## What is the maximum wattage for a ceiling light?

60 wattsGenerally speaking, the maximum wattage ratings are printed on the light-bulb sockets of the light fixture or lamp. You will see language that reads something like: “Caution: Use only Type A lamp, maximum 60 watts.”

## 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.

## What is LED equivalent to 60W?

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 a 60 watt bulb in a 25 watt socket?

3 Answers. Yes, that’s fine. The ‘maximum wattage’ rating listed on a light fixture is actual watts, not incandescent-equivalent-watts.

## What is a 100 watt bulb in LED?

Best color quality: GE Reveal 100W Replacement Bright Stik LEDCree 100W Replacement LEDGE 100W Replacement LEDBrightness (in lumens)1,606 (1,650 claimed)1,604 (1,600 claimed)Energy usage (in watts)16.515Efficiency (lumens per watt)97.3106.9Color temperature2,700 K2,700 K6 more rows•Feb 24, 2018

## Can I put a 60 watt bulb in a 75 watt socket?

You can exceed the rating for equivalent watts but not actual watts. If you exceed actual watts, e.g. an incandescent 75W bulb that uses a real 75W in a socket that says max 60W then you risk possible overheating and fire. Using a light bulb with a wattage lower than the socket rating is OK.