# Best answer: Can I put a 100w LED bulb in a 60w socket?

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## What happens when you put a 100W bulb in a 60W 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.

## Can I use a 100W LED in a 40w socket?

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.

## What happens when you put a higher watt LED light bulb?

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 watt LED replaces a 60W bulb?

A 60-watt incandescent light bulb can be replaced with a 10-watt LED.

## 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. … LED bulbs have much lower wattage than incandescent bulbs, so it’s important to know the light output (in lumens) for the bulb you’re replacing.

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## How much power does a 100W LED bulb use?

So a 100-Watt bulb if kept on for 10 hours will consume: 100 x 10 = 1000 Watt-Hour = 1 Kilowatt-Hour (kWH) = 1 units (on your meter).

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

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.