How do I pick the right light bulb?

How do I pick the right light bulb?

How to Buy the Right Light BulbCheck your bulb base size and bulb shape. Determine much light you need. Select the right color of white for your light bulb. Find out if you need to dim your light. Find out if your light bulb will be used in an enclosed fixture or recessed can. Choose the right type of light bulb.

Can I put a 40w bulb in a 60w socket?

If you’re speaking about an incandescent light, then yes, you can replace it with a 40 Watt bulb, a 15 Watt bulb or, if you’re as old as dirt as I am, then even a 120 Watt bulb. You’ll notice a couple of things if you change from a 60 Watt incandescent to a 40 Watt incandescent. The first will be the light output.

Is 40w brighter than 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.

Can I use a 150 watt bulb in a 100 watt lamp?

A 100-watt bulb will draw more power through the wires than they safely can handle. (It is okay, however, to put a bulb with lower wattage in that fixture—drawing less than the wire’s maximum load isn’t a problem.) Some specialty lamps or other fixtures may have even lower watt ratings for other safety reasons.