Can I use a 250 watt bulb in a 150 watt lamp?
150w and 250w MH lamps run on entirely dfferent voltages and it WILL DESTROY your 150w lamp.
What happens if you put a higher wattage bulb in a lamp?
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 100w bulb in a 150w lamp?
Go for it. In general yes. Use an LED bulb that is marked ‘dimmable’, and do not use it in an enclosed glass fixture — many of the bulbs are made of plastic and can melt.
What happens if you use the wrong wattage light bulb?
Because of the heat generated, using a light bulb with a higher wattage than specified may cause the light fixture to overheat. Overheating damages the fixture and may melt the socket holding the light bulb, causing a fire.
Can you put any watt bulb in a lamp?
Yes, you certainly can use bulbs of different wattages in your fixture. The fact that one socket pulls more current is not important. Bulb size is mostly a matter of light distribution and heat management. It’s not relevant here as long as you don’t have them up against something flammable or enclosed too tightly.
Can you use 100 watt bulb 60-watt lamp?
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 is the LED equivalent of a 150 watt bulb?
150-watt incandescent and 50-55 watt CFL bulbs give 2600 to 2800 lumens and can be replaced with 25-28 watt LEDs.
What is 220 lumens in Watts?
Converting Lumens to Watts
|HOW MANY LUMENS DO YOU NEED? (240V)|
|Incandescent||25 W||100 W|
|Halogen||18 W||70 W|
|CFL||6 W||20 W|
Is it safe to use a lower watt 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).
Why do LED bulbs not work in some lamps?
There might be a couple of reasons why sometimes you cannot simply put LEDs in any old fixture. As mentioned previously, if an existing fixture has a dimming feature, and your new LEDs are not compatible. You will run into trouble with dimming capability, such as flickering or strobing or incomplete dimming.