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## How do you know what wattage a lamp is?

To check the wattage of your light fixture, first, safely remove the bulb. The **ideal wattage should be marked on the inside of the socket**. It could also be found on the baseplate of the globe. If not, the wattage should be marked around the socket itself.

## What Watt are most lamps?

For example, a 40 watt bulb always gave less light than a 60 watt bulb. The most common types of light bulb used in homes are 25, 40, 60, 75 and 100 watts. For most rooms, **a 60 watt bulb is the** standard. A 25 watt bulb gives off low levels of light, where as a 100 watt bulb is very bright.

## How bright is 40 watts?

40-watt bulb produces **450 lumens of light**. 60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households) 75-watt bulb produces 1,100 lumens of light. 100-watt bulb produces 1,600 lumens of light.

## What happens if you put a 60w bulb in a 40w 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.

## Can I use a 40 watt bulb in a 25 watt lamp?

**Yes**, that’s fine. The ‘maximum wattage’ rating listed on a light fixture is actual watts, not incandescent-equivalent-watts.

## How many watts does a lamp use?

1000 watt per hour is a kilo watt hour. A **40 watt** light bulb would use 40 watt per hour.

## What is 40 watt LED equivalent to?

Compare wattage

Traditional bulb^{1} |
Halogen^{2} |
LED |
---|---|---|

40 watts | 25 watts |
5 watts |

60 watts | 40 watts | 7 watts |

75 watts | 45 watts | 9 watts |

100 watts | 60 watts | 12 watts |

## How many lumens is 40 watt bulb?

Lumens equals brightness!

How Many Lumens Do You Need? More Lumens = More Light | ||
---|---|---|

100 W | 1600 | up to 72 W |

75 W | 1100 | up to 53 W |

60 W | 800 | up to 43 W |

40 W | 450 |
up to 29 W |