# What happens if you use a 100 watt bulb in a 60 watt lamp?

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## Can I use a 100 watt bulb in a 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 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.

## Is a 100 watt light bulb brighter than a 60 watt light bulb?

Here is a breakdown of traditional watt light bulbs and the amount of light they produce in lumens: 40-watt bulb produces 450 lumens of light. 60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households) … 100-watt bulb produces 1,600 lumens of light.

## 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).

## Is it safe to use 100 watt bulbs?

Well, you can safely use a 100 watt, 125 watt, or even 150 watt LED equivalent since all of them consumes less than 60-watts. For instance, 150 watt LED equivalent emits approximately 2,600 lumens but consumes just 30 watts.

## Can I put a 100 watt bulb in a 75 watt socket?

Don’t put a 100w bulb in a 75w fixture.

## Can you put a 100 watt bulb in a 150 watt fixture?

A watt is not a measure of brightness, though we often think of it that way. … A 100-watt bulb will draw more power through the wires than they safely can handle. (It is okay, however, to put a bulb with lower wattage in that fixture—drawing less than the wire’s maximum load isn’t a problem.)

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

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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 I use 100 watt LED 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.

## 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.

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