What is the standard bulb type?

The most common light bulb base types are: Standard-medium – a regular sized screw-in base, usually denoted with an E26 or E27. Candelabra – a smaller screw-in base, denoted most often with an E12. Bi-pin – a pin-in base with two points of contact, often denoted by a G4 or GU24.

How are light bulbs classified?

There are three basic kinds of light bulbs on the market: incandescent, halogen, and CFL (compact fluorescent light).

How do I know what kind of lightbulb I need?

To find the size of you base you need to measure the width of your base in mm, the number you get is the size of your base. – Bulb Shape: Once we were able to find the correct bulb with the right voltage, wattage and base you are almost good to go, this is where the bulb shape comes into play.

Are Type A bulbs LED?

TYPE A LED (Ballast Driven) Sometimes referred to as plug and play, the Type A LED lamp directly replaces traditional lamp types such as Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Linear fluorescent. No rewiring is required, no electrician is required. You can simply replace your existing lamps with new Type A LED lamps.

Can I use a 120V bulb in a 125v socket?

Yes it is totally safe. 125v and 130v incandescent lamps are fairly common and they are always run at 120v. The lamp will burn with a slightly lower lumen output, but should last longer.

What happens if you put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W socket?

Using a light bulb with too high of wattage can lead to overheating of the light bulb. This heat can melt the light socket as well as the insulation of the wires. Once that happens, you put yourself at risk of arc faults, and this is something that could even lead to property fires.

Can I put a 60W LED bulb in a 40W lamp?

customers ask is: “Can I use an LED 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 a 60W bulb in LED?

An LED that uses 60 watts is in no way comparable to an incandescent bulb that uses 60 watts. LEDs are designed to use less energy and naturally have a lower watt rating. This means it’s useless to use watts to determine brightness.