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Can I replace 40w incandescent with 60w LED?

Can I replace 40w incandescent with 60w LED?

When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb 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.

Are incandescent light bulbs still available?

Can you still buy incandescent light bulbs? The short answer is yes (at least for now). Even in states where there are restrictions on general service lamps, some incandescent light bulbs are still available for purchase. Manufacturers have stepped up to the challenge to meet the current EISA standards.

What is the LED equivalent of a 40 watt incandescent bulb?

Compare wattage

Traditional bulb1 Halogen2 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

Can you still buy 40 watt bulbs?

Incandescent bulbs used to be the industry standard, but laws now require new energy-efficient standards for basic light bulbs. All standard 100-, 75-, 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs have been phased out and will no longer be produced.

Is it OK to put a 60 watt bulb in a 40 watt socket?

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.

Can I use 40W instead of 60W?

If you’re talking about an incandescent light, you can replace it with a 40 Watt bulb, a 15 Watt bulb, or even a 120 Watt bulb. If you change from a 60 Watt incandescent to a 40 Watt one, you’ll notice a few things. Light output will be the first.

What replaced the incandescent light bulb?

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.

What can I replace a 40 watt bulb with?

Guide to Buying Equivalent Wattage LED Lights

  • A. 40-watt incandescent and 9-13 watt CFL bulbs give 450 lumens and can be replaced with 4-5 watt LEDs.
  • B. 60-watt incandescent and 13-18 watt CFL bulbs give 750 to 900 lumens and can be replaced with 6-8 watt LEDs.
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How many watts does a 40W LED bulb use?

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Voltage 120.00 volts
Wattage 6.00 watts

Which is better 40W or 60W?

So if a package for a lightbulb says the bulb uses 60 watts, or 60W, it means that that bulb will use 60 watts of electrical power. A standard 40W bulb is equal to 400+ lumens, which represents the brightness of a bulb. Typically, the higher the wattage, the higher the lumens, and the more light output.