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Wattage vs. Voltage

wattage or voltage Are you replacing lights in your house?
What is the difference between wattage and voltage?

People fear choosing the wrong bulb may cause a fire or a short circuit. When the bulb has no identification on it or the fixture only lists either wattage or voltage, go with the WATTAGE!
 
The voltage in the United Stated is a standard 120Volts for lighting. You can place any bulb that you purchase into your light without too much concern about the voltage. The wattage is the only number you need to check. Occasionally there are low voltage fixtures. 120 volt bulbs will not fit in the 12 volt base.

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