Frequent question: Will LED lights work in old fixtures?

Can LED lights be used in any fixture?

As long as the mounting base (socket) is the same size and type, you can use an LED bulb in an existing fixture. … LED bulbs have much lower wattage than incandescent bulbs, so it’s important to know the light output (in lumens) for the bulb you’re replacing.

Can you replace a fluorescent light fixture with an LED light fixture?

There is a wide variety of methods for converting to LED tubes. The simplest is to completely replace old fluorescent fixtures with brand-new LED fixtures. … “We do recommend that if the ballast in the existing fixture is 5 to 7 years old that you replace the ballast when installing the new bulbs.”

Are LED bulbs in an enclosed fixture a fire hazard?

With safety in mind it is not recommended that LED light bulbs be placed into an enclosed light fixture. An enclosed light fixture can trap heat which is a fire hazard. So, even though enclosed light fixtures are great stylistically, they are not the best choice for ensuring the safety of you and your family.

Why do LED bulbs flicker in some fixtures?

It could be a number of things. But most commonly, LED bulbs may flicker or dim in your home when there are voltage fluctuations in your home’s wiring. When electrical loads turn on and off in your home, this creates a change in voltage levels, which may cause the LED lights to occasionally dim or flicker.

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Can I replace a 40w bulb with a 60w LED?

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.