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Answered 2010-03-10 21:33:00

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.

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