# What Happens If You Use A Lower Watt Bulb?

## How many LEDs can a 12V battery power?

So, a 12V battery wired to four 3V LEDs in series would distribute 3V to each of the LEDs.

But that same 12V battery wired to four 3V LEDs in parallel would deliver the full 12V to each LED – enough to burn out the LEDs for sure.

Wiring LEDs in parallel allows many LEDs to share just one low voltage power supply..

## 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.

## Can you put a lower wattage bulb in a lamp?

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.) Some specialty lamps or other fixtures may have even lower watt ratings for other safety reasons.

## Can you use a lower voltage light 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 is 40W LED equivalent to?

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

## How do I know what size light bulb I need?

Bulb sizing is very straightforward and simple, it is based on the diameter of the bulb at its widest point, measured in eighths of an inch (⅛”). For example, the designation “T12” indicates a tubular bulb that is 12 eighths of an inch (12/8”) in diameter (or 1 ½”).

## Can a 75 watt bulb start a fire?

100watt? Wattage is not the only factor for start firing. Well overdriven 30 watt bulb can start fire faster than correctly driven 75 watt (2000 hours) bulb.

## Can I put a 75 watt bulb in a 60-watt lamp?

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.

## What is the most common light bulb base?

medium E26 baseThe medium E26 base is the most common light bulb base. It is used in most incandescent, halogen, CFL, CCFL, and HID light bulbs. The mogul E39 base is found in larger sized light bulbs, such as high wattage HID.

## 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 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

As long as you don’t go over the manufacturer’s recommended wattage, you’ll be safe. If your fixture doesn’t have a wattage recommendation, the rule of thumb is to choose bulbs with 60-watts or lower.

## 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.

## What is 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

## How do I know what wattage bulb to use?

Find Wattage Rating of Light Bulbs All light bulbs, whether they are traditional incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs (CFUs) or LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs will have a wattage rating printed somewhere on the glass or on the metal collar of the bulb.

## Does wattage matter light bulb?

When it comes to how much light you get from a light bulb, watts don’t matter. … You might think that you want a 60-watt bulb in a lamp, for example, when what you’re really after is for that lamp to be as strong as what you’re used to seeing from a lamp with a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb in it.

## 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.

## Can I replace 40W incandescent with 60W LED?

When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb 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.