# Quick Answer: Can I put a 60 watt bulb in a 75 watt socket?

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## Can I put a 60W bulb in a 100W socket?

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.

## Is a 75 watt bulb brighter than a 60-watt bulb?

60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households) 75-watt bulb produces 1,100 lumens of light.

## What happens if you put a 100 watt bulb in a 75 watt 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.

## What happens if you put the wrong wattage bulb?

Light Fixtures

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.

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## Can you use 60w bulb in a 65w 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. Let us simplify the above explanation.

## How many watts does a 75 watt LED bulb use?

You can be sure this is the case thanks to the “75 Watt Equal” in the bulb’s name. This description is included because although these bulbs typically consume as few as 12 to 15 watts of energy, they produce as much light as a 75-watt incandescent bulb.

## What is the best light bulb for brightness?

Bright White (Between the White and Blue Ranges) 4000K to 5000K: These bulbs, like GE Reveal Light Bulbs, work best in kitchens and bathrooms with chrome or white fixtures. Daylight (Blue Range) 5000K to 6500K: Perfect for reading as they’re easy on the eyes and provide bright illumination.

## Is a 60w bulb bright?

Today’s light bulbs are designed to use less energy. Wattage is no longer a reliable way to gauge a light bulb’s brightness. Lumens measure brightness. For example, a 60-watt incandescent bulb produces about 800 lumens of light.

## Is it safe to use bulb with lower wattage?

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 LED bulb equals 60 watts?

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

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## Can I use a 60-watt LED bulb in a 40 watt lamp?

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.