Your question: Can I use LED bulb instead of incandescent?

Can I use an LED light bulb in a regular socket?

As long as the mounting base (socket) is the same size and type, you can use an LED bulb in an existing fixture. … LED bulbs have much lower wattage than incandescent bulbs, so it’s important to know the light output (in lumens) for the bulb you’re replacing.

What happens when you switch from light bulbs to LED?

Making the switch to LED light bulbs offers significant energy savings over incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent alternatives. On average, LEDs consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent light bulbs.

What can I use instead of incandescent bulbs?

To replace your incandescent light bulbs, there are three groups of more energy-saving alternatives:

  • new generation halogen light bulbs;
  • compact fluorescent light bulbs (also known as “economical bulbs”);
  • LEDs.

Can you put LED lights in old fixtures?

Unfortunately, due to the heat entrapment of enclosed fixtures, not all LED light bulbs can be used. Or perhaps it is better to say that they should not be used. It may still be possible to use your regular LED bulb in the enclosed fixture, but with a shortened life span and the potential for premature dimming.

IT IS SURPRISING:  How long do LED bulbs really last?

Is it worth replacing bulbs with LED?

So most people will be able to recoup the cost of a new LED bulb in just over three months. In addition to saving money, LEDs can save you time — with fewer trips to the store and up the ladder. They last about 25,000 hours. … By comparison, incandescent bulbs last just 1,200 hours, and compact fluorescents, 8,000 hours.

WHAT LED is similar to incandescent?

LED equivalents to traditional incandescent light bulbs

Incandescent Light Bulb Wattage LED Equivalent Wattage
100 Watt 10 Watt
75 Watt 7.5 Watt
60 Watt 6 Watt
50 Watt 5 Watt

WHAT LED bulb equals 60 watts?

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