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 If I have a 60 watt fixture, can I use a 75 watt flouresent bulb?

Answer yes... you can.... fluorescent bulbs don't heat up to that of an incandescent bulb. the fixture will be able to handle it.
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Can I use a 120 watt flourescent bulb (32 watt draw) in a maximum 60-watt incandescent light fixture?

The rating of the fixture is simply to limit the current that you put on it. If you have a fluorescent bulb that is drawing less current (32W) than the rating of the fixture (60W), there is no pro... Read More »
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Can I use a 100-watt light in a 75-watt fixture?

No, it is not safe to use a 100-watt light in a 75-watt fixture. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, using a level of wattage that is too high can lead to overheating and fire.Source:U.S. Fi... Read More »
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Using a 40 watt bulb in a 60 watt outlet?

No problem.The main thing to be sure of when you change a bulb is that the new bulb is not too high a wattage than your lighting fixture was designed to handle, so it won't get over-heated.
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