Bulb help?


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Old 09-04-20, 02:58 PM
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Bulb help?

If my fixture just says Type B can either B10 or B11 be used? B10 was replaced with B11 recently and want to make sure what he did was ok!
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Old 09-04-20, 03:34 PM
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If it screws into the socket and physically fits and is less than the maximum wattage for the fixture I use it. With an LED bulb like you have wattage is usually not a concern so if it fits and works I'd stick with it.
 
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Old 09-04-20, 03:46 PM
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Yep, the number merely refers to the diameter, in eighths of an inch. So if it fits, the slightly larger bulb is fine. Despite the label, you could use a shape other than B blunt tip too. I suppose it's possible that a different shape or larger lamp could have slightly different thermal properties, but it's not likely to make a difference from a safety perspective in most cases. If it's LED, like this one, then it certainly doesn't matter.
 

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Old 09-04-20, 05:00 PM
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Thanks!!! My main concern is safety and not having a fire hazard
 
 

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