Can you use any bulb in a lamp?

What happens if you put the wrong light bulb in a lamp?

The Right Wattage

Lamps are generally designed to output a specific range of wattage. If you put a bulb into it that exceeds that wattage, the bulb will burn out more quickly. The overload could even lead to overheating and cause a fire. Of course, that’s if you use incandescent bulbs.

Can I use a 40w bulb in a 60W lamp?

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.

Can I use a 20w bulb in a 10w lamp?

Just remember a watt is a watt. If the lamp says maximum 10 watts, then that means it is not safe for anything with a higher wattage. Not only could the wiring overload, but the parts of the lamp could melt or even catch on fire if using a higher watt bulb.

What are the 3 types of light bulbs?

There are three basic kinds of light bulbs on the market: incandescent, halogen, and CFL (compact fluorescent light).

Can I use A21 bulb instead of A19?

Are A19 lamps compatible in A21 lampholders? Yes, because A19 lamps are smaller in all dimensions than A21 lamps, they will fit in virtually all fixtures and lampholders designed for A21 lamps. Since they utilize the same E26 base, the A19 lamps will fit into the socket just fine.

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Will a G25 fit in E26?

Standard G25 shape with E26 medium base, which can be easily fitted to replace regular G25 incandescent or CFL light bulbs.