CFL light bulb dilemna
I have a number of recessed ceiling cams which state inside the cam the total wattage of bulb allowed--for example 75 watts. Say one buys a 19 watt CFL that is equivalent to a 75 watt bulb, does that mean I can go to a lot higher wattage than 19 since I'm using a CFL? I have read that wattage is energy used but lumens is light emitted. Do lumens also indicate temperature emitted? I don't often see the number of lumens emitted on a bulb package and furthermore wouldn't know how to interpret this as it relates to my recessed cams. I would prefer to use in my cams a CFL of 25 watts that is equivalent to 100 watts as I think this gives off better light. Can I do this safely? Is there a rule for using CFL wattage in a fixture that only stipulates incandescent wattage?