Replacing a 220 Volt Light Bulb with 120 Volt
I bought a wooden decorative lamp from Korea, the salesman told me that I’d need to change the 10 watt bulb because they use 220 V electricity, what bulb should I get…
Selecting a 120 Volt Light Bulb for a 220 Volt Fixture
Question: On a trip to Korea, I bought a wooden decorative lamp. The salesman gave me a little plug to fit over the Korean plug so that I can plug it in here, but he also told me that I’d need to change the bulb. It came with a little 10 w bulb. I believe they use 220 V electricity in Korea, and we use 110 V here in most outlets, right? Is this lamp safe to use? and what am I looking for in a bulb? Do I just need to find one that’s 20 w? or are there other issues?
This electrical question came from: Mark, a Homeowner from Ellsworth, Maine.
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Thanks for your electrical question Mark.
Mark, purchase a bulb that has the same base and watt output. You could use the existing 220 volt bulb but it will be half as bright as if it were plugged into 200 volts.
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