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How to Find a Light Bulb Compatible with your Light Fixture

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Light Bulb & Light Fixture Compatibility

Buying light bulbs used to be easy. When your 60-watt incandescent burnt out, you just went to the store and bought another 60-watt bulb.

So Many Light Bulb Choices

Today, we have more choices when it comes to light bulbs, CFLs, LEDs, incandescents, and halogens. Buying a light bulb for your light fixture can feel a little overwhelming. Not to worry, with some help from Feit, it can be just as easy as it used to be.

What is Wattage

Wattage is the amount of energy a light bulb uses, usually ranging from 40 to 120 watts. Every light fixture has a maximum wattage. You need to choose a light bulb with a wattage amount that is equal to or less than the maximum wattage on your fixture. Don’t ever put a high wattage bulb in a low wattage light fixture. It is a fire hazard and can be extremely dangerous.

Pay Attention to a Light Bulbs Shape

There is a wide range of bulb sizes, each with a particular use and appearance. Although bulb shape generally comes down to personal preference, some fixtures can only fit specific bulb shapes so it is important to pay attention.

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