Lamp Wattage Limits for Different Type Bulbs?

I bought a lamp under the impession that it's maximum wattage was 25W. Now it's arrived and it has different limits for different types of bulbs: 25W for regular, 9W for LED, and 18W for halogen. I never knew that was possible. Actual wattage is actually wattage. So I have also ordered a 11W LED bulb (equiv. of 55W), but I wonder whether I can use it. I certainly cannot live with what you can get from 9W.


Any ideas, if someone is so kind as to give some advice? Will I get away using the 11W?

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September 8, 20160 found this helpful

Different light bulls have different wattages...The package will usually tell you, the equivalent of a "regular" incandescent light bulb...So, I am assuming the equivalent of a 9W LED light bulb, for a 25watt bulb is 9W and the same with a 18W halogen is the equivalent of a 25 W incandescent bulb...

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September 8, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you, but the problem remains. The lamp itself informs me that its maximum wattage is either 25W for an incandescent bulb or 9W for a led one. The truth is that with a 9W bulb you can easily get let's say the equivalent of 40W - but this is besides the point.


The question is: if the lamp has a max of 25W, why shouldn't one choose 25W of any type of bulb? After all, 25W of led should produce less heat than of 25W of an incandescent lamp.

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