Yes, you can use a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb that produces more light as long as it doesn’t exceed the wattage recommended for the fixture.

Can I use a higher watt CFL equivalent bulb in a 60w fixture?

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.

Can I use a CFL bulb in an incandescent fixture?

They use about 75 percent less energy to produce the same light output and screw into standard light fixtures. They produce light in the same fashion as a conventional, straight fluorescent tube, but the tube on CFLs is folded so it can fit into incandescent-type light fixtures.

What is a 23 watt CFL bulb equivalent to incandescent?

A 1600-lumen LED bulb is the equivalent brightness for the 23-watt CFL bulb. *LED or CFL bulb only! The 23-watt CFL light bulbs (with the spiral shape) were the most common type of light bulb to find up until the last year or so.

What is the CFL equivalent of a 60 watt bulb?

Remember this rule of thumb: CFLs use about a quarter of the wattage to produce the same light. So to replace a traditional 60-watt bulb, buy a 15-watt CFL: 60-watt incandescent / 4 = 15 watts.

What size LED bulb can I use in a 60-watt fixture?

The bottom line? If your fixture is rated to accept 60 Watts, you can safely use 75W, 100W, or even 125W equal bulbs (which all draw less than 50 Watts of power) instead.

Can I put a 40 watt bulb in a 25 watt socket?

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

Can I use a 60 watt bulb in a 40 watt lamp?

As long as you don’t go over the manufacturer’s recommended wattage, you’ll be safe. If your fixture doesn’t have a wattage recommendation, the rule of thumb is to choose bulbs with 60-watts or lower.

WHAT LED bulb is equivalent to a 60 watt?

For example, a 60-watt incandescent light bulb gives approximately 800 lumens; therefore, to replace a 60-watt incandescent bulb with a LED bulb of the same brightness, one should purchase a LED bulb that also gives 800 lumens. A 60-watt incandescent light bulb can be replaced with a 10-watt LED. E.

Why did they stop making spiral light bulbs?

Many consumers spent the last two decades swapping out their old incandescent light bulbs for CFLs in the name of greater efficiency. The spiral tubes used less energy, saved money, lasted longer—and people hated them. Now CFLs, or compact fluorescent lamps, are slowly disappearing from stores.

What is 22W LED equivalent to?

Lumen & Wattage Comparison

Lumens (Brightness) Incandescent Watts CFL Watts
650 – 850 60W 13 – 18W
1000 – 1400 75W 18 – 22W
1450-1700+ 100W 23 – 30W
2700+ 150W 30 – 55W

What size CFL would replace a 100W incandescent light?

23 watt CFL

Some of the most common CFL wattage equivalents are 13 watt CFL (equivalent to 60 watt incandescent) and 23 watt CFL (equivalent to 100 watt incandescent).

What is a 24 watt LED bulb equal to?

Westinghouse Lighting 24 Watt (150 Watt Equivalent) LED T23 Daylight Medium Base 120 – 277 Volt High Lumen Light Bulb – –

Do watts need to match?

Wattage is the amount of energy a light bulb uses, usually ranging from 40 to 120 watts. Every light fixture has a maximum wattage. You need to choose a light bulb with a wattage amount that is equal to or less than the maximum wattage on your fixture. Don’t ever put a high wattage bulb in a low wattage light fixture.

What happens if you use the wrong wattage light bulb?

Don’t Use the Wrong Bulb Wattage
For example, using a 100-watt bulb in a 60-watt fixture can cause overheating. Overheating can lead to damage of the fixture itself, as wiring may become brittle due to the excessive heat. If the wrong wattage is used in an enclosed light fixture, then the heat has nowhere to escape.

Is it OK to use a different watt light bulb?

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.

Can I put a 60 watt bulb in a 40 watt ceiling fan?

The ceiling fan is surface-mounted and enclosed. The fixture takes a maximum of 40W, but I would like the equivalent of at least 60W of incandescent light. The fixture can only take very small B type bulbs, no more than 3.75 inches in length and 1.5 inches wide.

Can I use a 100 watt bulb in a 40 watt lamp?

A 40-watt-rated fixture can take only a 40-watt bulb. Any more and you will incur heat damage. That heat damage may be on the ceiling itself, the light fixture’s wiring or the house wiring in the ceiling. And, of course, the worst manifestation is a fire.

What is the maximum wattage for a light fixture?

The other concern with following maximum ratings is the socket material: Some ceramic light sockets have a maximum wattage rating of 250 to 300 watts, where most normal lamps and light fixtures have plastic or paper-insulated sockets that have ratings of 60 to 75 watts, maximum. Always follow maximum wattage ratings.

Can I put 100W LED in 60w?

For a 60-Watt fixture, you could use a 100W, 125W, or even 150W LED equivalent because they all consume under 60-Watts!

Why is the maximum wattage so important?

The primary reason socket and fixture manufacturers indicate a “MAX WATTAGE” specification is to reduce the risk of fire caused by too much wattage being carried through the socket’s wiring as well as from the heat released by the incandescent bulb.