Can you put regular light bulbs in recessed lighting?

Can you put regular light bulbs in recessed lighting?

A recessed fixture with a medium screw base lamp holder can take an incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, or LED light bulb. There are also fixtures available with special lamp holders, or sockets, that can only take certain light bulbs, usually fluorescent or halogen.

What is BR30 vs PAR30?

The number following the letters in a recessed light bulb indicates size: it's the diameter of the light bulb in eighths of an inch. So, a BR30 is 30/8 inches, or three and 3/4 inches. An MR11 is 11/8 inches. So, you can swap out a PAR30 for an R30 or a BR30 - they are all the same size.

What is the difference between BR30 and BR40 bulbs?

The 30 and 40 refer to the size of the bulb in 1/8 inches -- 30/8 and 40/8 inches respectively. Or more simply, the BR30 is just under 4" across and the BR40 is 5" across. So when you're choosing a bulb for recessed cans, the first thing to know is the size of the cans.

What does BR mean on light bulbs?

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Can I use A19 instead of BR30?

If you're wondering whether you can fasten an A19 bulb into a fitting ideally suited for a BR30 bulb - ceiling lighting, can lights, and floodlights - the answer is yes.

What is the difference between BR30 and A19?

Br30 is a wide end 'flood type' bulb designed to replace br30 bulbs common in recessed ceiling light fixtures. A19 bulbs are sized/shaped to replace traditional incandescent bulbs in table and floor lamps or typical hanging light fixtures.