Can I use 60w bulb in a 40w socket?

What happens if you put a 60W bulb in a 40W 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 use a 60W bulb instead of 40W?

Putting a 60W bulb in a 40W socket, probably won’t cause a problem, but you won’t get better brightness.

Can I put a 40W bulb in a 25w socket?

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

What can I replace a 40 watt bulb with?

Guide to Buying Equivalent Wattage LED Lights

  • A. 40-watt incandescent and 9-13 watt CFL bulbs give 450 lumens and can be replaced with 4-5 watt LEDs.
  • B. 60-watt incandescent and 13-18 watt CFL bulbs give 750 to 900 lumens and can be replaced with 6-8 watt LEDs.
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Is it OK to use a higher wattage bulb?

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. … When a fixture says not to exceed a certain Watt limit, it is pointing to the dangers of heat output linked to incandescent bulbs.

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Can I use 15W instead of 25W?

d2laz29 said: A 15W bulb is shorter in length (47mm) than a 25W bulb (55mm). The glass protector may not fit over the 25W bulb. If it does it may not leave a small air gap between the glass protector and the bulb, it could also break the bulb when the protector glass cover is tightened.

Can a 40-watt light bulb start a fire?

Yes, especially if clothing is allowed to pile up near the fixture. An estimated 12 percent of all house fires begin in a closet. An incandescent light burns at between 212 and 572°F. … Even a 40-watt bulb can generate enough surface heat to ignite fabric or plastic.

Can I use a 75 watt bulb in a 40-watt lamp?

Yes! The fixture refers to the old incandescent rating. Or any bulb that meets 50 watts. Remember, wattage is the power draw (similar to amperage) that the fixture will handle.