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# Can you put a 7 watt bulb in a 40 watt socket?

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Yes if it fits. The 40 watts would be an upper limit.

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You should never put a 60watt lamp in 40 watt fixture as the exta heat generated might cause a fire.

the 40 watt bulb will glow brighter in series because it will consume less power.

60 watts. This means that the 40 watt bulb uses less electricity but it also produces less light.

It depends on the bulb and its efficiency. A typical 40 watt incandescent bulb puts out about 475 lumens.

Electrically, a 10-watt bulb uses 75% less energy than a 40-watt bulb. For the same circuit voltage, let's say 120v, a 10-watt bulb would only draw 0.083 amperes, compared to 0.33 A for a 40-watt bulb. Light-output-wise, they may not have the same ratio of light output. If a 40-watt lightbulb provides 400 lumens of light, a 10-watt lightbulb that is more energy-efficient than the 40-watt bulb may produce more than 100 lumens which is greater than 1/4 of the light output of the 40-watt bulb. A 10-watt bulb that is less energy-efficient than the same 40-watt bulb would produce less than 100 lumens of light.

An electrical watt is a measure of power. A 40 watt light bulb uses 40 watts of electrical power. It has a relative measure of twice the light output of a 20 watt bulb and one half the output of an 80 watt bulb. A 40 watt bulb uses 40 Joules of energy each second, or 40 watt-hours of energy each hour. In 1000 hours it uses 40 kilowatt-hours or Units of electrical energy.

If it is a 40 Watt bulb it converts energy at the rate of 40 Watts as long as it is switched on.

You should not do this. The lamp is not designed to handle this; it could be a fire hazzard.

A 40 watt bulb is dimmer than a 100 watt bulb.

Technically speaking a bulb and a lamp are the same thing. You can use a 60 watt bulb in a fixture calling for a 40 watt bulb but I wouldn't. The lighting fixture may get to hot, melt and start a fire.

40 watt light bulb. This is obvious. Go do an experiment. -_-

It will work, a 40 w bulb is a little brighter than a 34 w and it takes a little more electric power.

An LED bulb that replaces a basic bulb must have the same working voltage and the same type of fitting. A 10.5 watt LED will draw less power and produce less heat than a 40 watt incandescent, but not all LEDs are dimmable.

looking for a 40 watt g bulb what is that?

It depends on the bulb. A 25 watt bulb uses 25 watts, a 40 watt uses 40 watts, a 60 watt bulb uses 60 watts, a 75 watt bulb uses 75 watts, a 100 watt bulb uses 100 watts, all the way up to a 500 watt bulb. Incandescent bulbs are about to cease to exist, so this answer is only good through the fall.

NO Incandescents produce 10 lumens per watt, halogens about 13 lumens per watt, fluorescents and LEDs 40-50 lumens per watt. Lumens measure the brightness, watts measure the speed at which electrical energy is used.

The higher the wattage the more you pay for power. So it costs more to operate a 120 watt bulb than it does a 100 or 40 watt bulb.

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