No.I just realized something... I have a few work lights that I use in my garage 2 are 500W and other 2 are 1000W so basically I can always buy the 1000 watt bulbs instead of always making sure I have the right wattage for the right light?
Yes, most metal conductors have a resistance that increases with temperature.So cold copper has less resistance then hot copper?
Also what about when a lamp says 60Watt max or a lamp has a rating does it mean that if you put a 100W or higher than it's rating the light bulb it will only produce 60W of energy or the filament in the bulb will melt?
Yes that is what I mean people put a lot of authority on printed stuff automatically. It also applies in a negated sense as explained above.A show on TV said that fire departments find many homes on fire caused by an old fashioned incandescent light bulb in an over-stuffed closet. The bulb was 60W in a fixture rated for 60W but there was nothing to keep the clothes or plastic from touching the very hot bulb and there was no ventilation to cool the bulb.
Use a modern and much cooler compact fluorescent light bulb instead.
What about I put a 500W bulb in the 1000W lamp? Will the bulb light to it's max rating or it will go way over and pop the bulb?No.
If you put a 1000W bulb in a lamp rated for only 500W then the lamp might smoke then catch on fire. Or something near the lamp might smoke then catch on fire.
The same if you put a 100W bulb in a lamp rated for only 60W then the lamp might smoke then catch on fire. Or something near the lamp might smoke then catch on fire.
No, a 500 watt bulb, connected to rated voltage, will always dissipate 500W, regardless of the socket it is plugged (or screwed) into.What about I put a 500W bulb in the 1000W lamp? Will the bulb light to it's max rating or it will go way over and pop the bulb?
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