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.

What is R16 bulb?

What are R16 Bulbs? Reflector (R) 16 bulbs have a reflective coating on the inside of the bulb that directs light forward. Flood types (FL) spread light. Like all light bulbs, the 16 value represents the diameter of the bulb in 1⁄8 of an inch. Therefore, a R16 is 2 inches in diameter.

Can I replace a 40w bulb with a 15w?

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. Light output will be the first.

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

What is a type A15 light bulb?

A15 bulbs are slightly smaller than A19 bulbs and typically come in outputs ranging from 10 watts to 40 watts. These smaller wattages are frequently used in applications such as appliances, signage and decorative lighting. A15 LED bulbs have now started to appear.

What is A19 medium base bulb?

The term A19 is used to describe the overall shape and dimensions of a light bulb. It has been used since the era of incandescent light bulbs, and now CFL and LED light bulbs continue to use the same term. An A19 bulb, therefore, has a diameter of 19 divided by 8 inches, or approximately 2.4 inches.

Can I put a 60 watt LED 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.

What happens if you use the wrong wattage light bulb?

Light Fixtures Because of the heat generated, using a light bulb with a higher wattage than specified may cause the light fixture to overheat. Overheating damages the fixture and may melt the socket holding the light bulb, causing a fire.