Substituting a 72 watt halogen for a 75 watt incandescent?
I have a new light fixture that instructs me to use a maximum 75 watt A19 medium base lamp. A 75 watt incandescent bulb was included in the package
If I choose to use a halogen bulb rather than an incandescent, can I use a 72 watt halogen or do I have to use a 53 watt halogen that is equivalent to 75 watt incandescent?
If it is a matter of energy efficiency, then I assume that a 72 watt halogen bulb would be comparable to the 75 watt incandescent bulb in terms of energy use. It would, however, provide brighter light (1490 lumen for the 72 watt halogen vs about 1100 for the 75 watt incandescent).
I need as much light as possible from this fixture, so I would like to use the 72 watt halogen. Are there other factors to consider besides wattage and lumen in determining whether or not I can substitute the 72 watt halogen for the 75 watt incandescent ?