Are Wyze color bulbs safe to use in a lamp that allows for 100 watts incandescent but 9 watt max self ballasted? Why would there even be a separate maximum for self ballasted bulbs so long as they are under 100 watts? And would Wyze color bulbs fit the category?
Are Wyze color bulbs safe to use in a lamp that allows for 100 watts incandescent but 9 watt max self ballasted?
Looks like wyze color bulbs are 12 watts so maybe not? And i do believe any led bulb is self ballasted.
You can try what a commenter said in the reddit post if you have both already and see how hot the socket area gets. Seems like a low led rating with such a high incandescent rating.
It has to do with inrush current on a self ballasted load.
LED bulbs don’t have a ballast. Those are seen in compact fluorescent lamps. LED bulbs have AC-to-DC conversion circuitry. They don’t need high voltage to start up, which is the primary function of a ballast.
The lamp inrush current on switching LEDs has become an area of concern in the lighting industry. ‘Inrush current’ of the LED drivers refers to the input current of short duration that flows into the LED driver, during the initial start-up, to charge the capacitors on the input side. Typically, this is a short duration current, whose amplitude is much greater than the operating or steady-state current. The inrush current is due to the EMC filter on the input and bulk capacitor on the boost circuit this is inherent to the LED technology. LED Driver Inrush Currents - Technical paper