Can you put a 3 way light in a one way socket?

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asked Jul 2 in Other-Home/Garden by at7liars (400 points)
Can you put a 3 way light in a one way socket?

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answered Jul 2 by Avarado (24,620 points)
Yes you can put a 3 way light bulb in a one way socket.

A 3 way light bulb will work just fine in a one way socket but it won't work as a 3 way light bulb.

You will have at least the 100 watt portion working on the 3 way light bulb but the other parts of the light bulb for the lower wattage settings will not work.

A 3 way light bulb is basically a standard light bulb but with 3 different light bulb filaments that are either brighter or less bright than the others.

To use the 3 way option of the 3 way light bulb you need a 3 way light socket.

But if you bought a 3 way light bulb accidentally or all you have is a 3 way light bulb and need to use it in a regular one way light bulb socket you can do that.

I have done it before and it worked just fine.

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