## What kind of bulb goes in a lamp?

The 4 types of light bulbs are LED (1), halogen (2), CFL (3) and incandescent (4). You can use energy-efficient CFL, LED and incandescent light bulbs for all kinds of lamps: table lamps, sconces, floor lamps, pendants or ceiling fans.

Can you use any light bulb for a lamp?

As long as you don’t put a bulb that uses more than 60 watts in that socket you will be fine. The good news is the energy-saving bulbs that replace a 60-watt incandescent will only use 10 to 15 watts, depending on the actual bulb you buy, and give off the same amount of light.

What is a 5W bulb equivalent to?

LED light bulbs take energy efficiency to another level, using around 40% less energy than CFL equivalents….LED equivalents to CFL light bulbs.

CFL Light Bulb Wattage LED Equivalent Wattage
9 Watt 5.5 Watt
5 Watt 3 Watt

### Can 12V power a light bulb?

With your bulbs, any 12V battery will work. A car battery would work for a long time.

How much lumen do I need?

As a handy rule of thumb, a sitting room or bedroom will generally require around 10-20 lumens per square foot, while a bathroom or kitchen will need a stronger level of lighting, at around 70-80 lumens per square foot. To work out the lumens you need, simply multiply the square footage of the room by this figure.

Can you use a regular bulb in a 3 way lamp?

You can safely operate a 60, 75, or 100-watt regular bulb in a 3-way lamp, assuming it fits on the socket. It will not harm the lamp. Just keep in mind that you will be effectively turning your 3-way lamp into just a regular lamp. The 3-way function will only work with a 3-way bulb.

#### How bright is 5W?

Lumen to watt ratio For example, a particular 5W GLS might emit 400 lumens, while another one might emit 470 lumens. The simplest way to measure the efficiency of an LED light bulb is to calculate its lumens to watt ratio.

What is a 3W LED bulb equivalent to?

For example, a 3W LED is equivalent in output to a 45 W incandescent. Choose between warm and cool light: new LED bulbs are available in ‘cool’ white light, which is ideal for task lighting, and ‘warm’ light commonly used for accent or small area lighting.

Is 12V considered low voltage?

Low voltage is defined as 50 volts (V) or less. Common low voltages are 12V, 24V, and 48V. Low voltage is normally used for doorbells, garage door opener controls, heating and cooling thermostats, alarm system sensors and controls, outdoor ground lighting, household and automobile batteries.

## Is 540 lumens bright?

In your dining room, you’ll want about 30 lumens per square foot on your dining table (to see, not examine, food), so if your table is 6 x 3 feet, that’s 540 lumens. If you like the room to be especially bright, you may want to add an additional 10 to 20% to our numbers.