**Contents**show

## How many watts is a regular light bulb?

The most common types of light bulb used in homes are 25, 40, 60, 75 and 100 watts. For most rooms, a **60 watt** bulb is the standard. A 25 watt bulb gives off low levels of light, where as a 100 watt bulb is very bright.

## How bright is 60 watts?

60-watt bulb produces **800 lumens of light** (most widely used in households)

## WHAT LED bulb is equivalent to a 60 watt?

As a general benchmark, **an 800 lumen LED bulb** produces the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent 60-Watt light bulb.

## Can you use 75 watt bulb in 60?

The bottom line? If your fixture is rated to accept 60 Watts, you can safely use **75W**, 100W, or even 125W equal bulbs (which all draw less than 50 Watts of power) instead.

## Which is better 40W or 60W?

So if a package for a lightbulb says the bulb uses **60 watts**, or 60W, it means that that bulb will use 60 watts of electrical power. … A standard 40W bulb is equal to 400+ lumens, which represents the brightness of a bulb. Typically, the higher the wattage, the higher the lumens, and the more light output.

## Is it OK to put a 60 watt bulb in a 40 watt socket?

As long as you don’t go over the manufacturer’s recommended wattage, you’ll be safe. If your fixture doesn’t have a wattage recommendation, the rule of thumb is to choose bulbs with **60-watts or lower**.

## What is a 40 watt LED bulb equivalent to?

Compare wattage

Traditional bulb^{1} |
Halogen^{2} |
LED |
---|---|---|

25 watts | 15 watts | 2 watts |

40 watts | 25 watts | 5 watts |

60 watts | 40 watts | 7 watts |

75 watts | 45 watts | 9 watts |