# Your question: How much voltage does a lamp use?

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## How many volts does it take to run a LED light bulb?

LEDs often require a certain amount of volts, depending on the type and color of the LED. Most experts recommend 2-3 volts for LEDs.

## How many watts does a normal lamp use?

For example, a 60-watt incandescent bulb produces about 800 lumens of light. By comparison, an LED (light-emitting diode) bulb produces that same 800 lumens but uses only about 9 watts.

## Is 12 volts the same as 120 volts?

There are a few major differences between the two, one being 120V requires and electrical license and 12V in Texas does not. Also, 120V is the power that runs through your house, where 12V is dropped down from 120V using a transformer, and is much safer to work with that 120V, especially in your yard.

## Can you power a lamp with a battery?

You don’t need electrical wires to power a light bulb. You can use a battery! Just like a flashlight runs on batteries, you can connect a battery to a small light fixture or bulb to light it up.

## Can a 9 volt battery power a 12 volt light bulb?

If you want to make a light bulb light up using a 9-volt battery, then you need to ensure that the light bulb voltage is similar. … It doesn’t matter if the voltage is slightly more, it just won’t glow as bright, but if the voltage is six or less, it’s likely the bulb will blow when you connect it to the 9-volt battery.

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## How much power does a small lamp use?

An average CFL bulb which provides 800 lumens will use only 13 to 15 watts compared to a similar incandescent bulb which uses 60 watts. Click calculate to find out the electricity cost of a single CFL light bulb running at 14 Watts for 5 hours a day @ \$0.10 per kWh, you can also modify the calculator.

## Can I use a 12V bulb in a 120V?

Be absolutely sure to check your fixture for voltage prior to installation. Putting a 12v bulb into a 120v socket will destroy the LED and void the warranty.

## What happens if you put a 12V bulb in 120V socket?

On the other hand if you plug a 120 volt bulb into a 12 volt fixture the bulb will not turn on, and vice-versa is you plug a 12 volt bulb in a 120 volt fixture the bulb will be permanently damaged.

## Is 12 volts a lot of electricity?

Most low voltage lighting runs at 12 volts so unless you’re running it from a battery (e.g in your car) there has to be a transformer to reduce the mains electricity supply from 230 volts to 12 volts.