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Can I use 150w 120v bulb on 500w 120v lamp?

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can I use 150w 120v bulb on 500w 120v lamp?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Electrical
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
FEIT 150W T3 HALOGEN RSC 3000K on a 500w 120v lamp
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2/25/2016
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 2 years ago
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1) Yes, as long as the total wattage rating of the light bulbs does not exceed the wattage rating of the light fixture, that is acceptable.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
somehow the old t3 halogen bulb broke when I try to remove it, and just purchased today a 150w 120v from walmart, i couldnt find a 500w similar to the one broken.
the light fixture has a written 500w and I believe 120v or 240v??does it make difference if its 120v or 240v? dont remmeber what i read
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 2 years ago

Thanks for the replies.

1) I doubt very much that the light bulbs in the circuit is a 240 volt circuit. If this is a residential home, the light bulbs will only be 120 volt type of bulbs.

2) The light fixture will contain a label for the maximum wattage rating for the light bulbs.

3) Individual wattage ratings of 500 watt light bulbs are rare in a home. Most likely, the entire light fixture is rated at a maximum wattage of 500 watts.

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 2 years ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

Otherwise, don’t forget to rate me before you log Off.

Thanks................Kevin:)

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 2 years ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

Otherwise, don’t forget to rate me before you log Off.

Thanks.............Kevin:)

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 2 years ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

Otherwise, don’t forget to rate me before you log Off.

Thanks.............Kevin:)

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