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Is it possible to insert different types of light bulbs into the same socket? Answered

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boosaho

9 years ago

Yes you can if the base is the same however, you shouldn't because the fixture is made for a specific bulb with a specific amount of watts. You should check the fixture and it will tell you the different bulbs that can be used and what wattage for that specific bulb.

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mikeasaurus

9 years ago

I want to see you plug in a florescent tube into a household incandescent and make it work, I dare you.

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chuckr44

9 years ago

Yes. If the socket fits the lightbulb base you can do it. Different lightbulbs have different bases so you don't try to put a DC lightbulb into an AC socket, and go *BOOM*.

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11010010110

9 years ago

yes and it is sometimes a problem for example cfl / incandescent / mercury / nav-e/i all go to the same socket but cfl and incandescent work on ac and mercury / nav-e/i burn (and may explode) if connected to ac without special gear

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lemonie

9 years ago

Have you actually tried doing this with different types of light bulbs and the same socket? (I don't understand the question) L

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jtobako

9 years ago

Do you mean mixing incandescent and florescent bulbs? Is there some reason that you couldn't? The house supply can't tell the difference.