# What is the temperature of a 60 watt light bulb?

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## What temperature does a light bulb reach?

A 100-watt incandescent light bulb has a filament temperature of approximately 4,600 degrees Fahrenheit. The surface temperature of incandescent light bulbs varies from 150 to more than 250 degrees, whereas compact fluorescent light bulbs have a surface temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

## How much heat does a 50w bulb produce?

So when a 100watt lamp is switched on, 100 watts of electrical energy is converted to 100watts of light and heat; a 50watt lamp produces a total 50 watts of light and heat, and so on.

## How hot does a 250w heat lamp get?

The 253-1119 is a red, safety coated shatter-resistant infrared heat bulb from Franklin Machine Products that has a medium base and 500 degrees F maximum ambient temperature. The infrared heat bulb runs on 120 Volts for 250 Watts and it is NSF certified.

## What is the temperature of bulb?

Temperature of an Incandescent Light Bulb

Bibliographic Entry Result (w/surrounding text)
“Incandescent Lamp.” Encarta. Microsoft, 1998. “When electric current flows through the filament, it heats the filament to a temperature of about 3000 °C (about 5000 °F), causing the filament to glow and provide light.”

## How hot is a light bulb in Celsius?

Okay, but how ‘hot’ is hot? In development and testing, we found that the heatsink of a fully lit LED bulb was around 60°C-100°C (140°F-212°F) depending on the make and model of the LED bulb, room temperature, and airflow.

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## Which light bulbs get hot?

Incandescent and CFL bulbs get so hot because most of their energy is being released as heat, not light, making them much more ineffeicient. Proprietary tests show 100W incandescent lights burning at 335.4 F, CFL lights burning at 179.2 F and LED bulbs burning at 87.2 F.

## How much heat does a 40 watt bulb generate in 1 hour?

So, net heat generated is 144 kJ.

## Can a 40 watt light bulb start a fire?

Yes, especially if clothing is allowed to pile up near the fixture. An estimated 12 percent of all house fires begin in a closet. An incandescent light burns at between 212 and 572Â°F. … Even a 40-watt bulb can generate enough surface heat to ignite fabric or plastic.

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