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Can I swap my compact fluorescent bulb for a higher/lower wattage?

Compact Fluorescent Light BulbUnfortunately not, because all CFL lamps needs to be matched to a specific fitting.

You could however change the colour temperature to a cooler colour which will result in a higher lumen output.

For example if you change from 2700k to 6000k you will see a noticeable difference in Lumens. If you are unsure on which wattage you require please view our plastic lugs examples page.

The wattage of a compact fluorescent bulb can be determined by its base code, please see table below for examples.

**Cap Code****Wattage**
**(Single Turn CFLs)** 
G23**5/7/9/11/13w** (No 4 Pin Avaliable)
**(Two Turn CFLs)** 
G24D-1
<a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plc-compact?filterBase=6793">G24Q-1</a></td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">**10/13w**</span></td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plc-compact?filterBase=7194">G24D-2</a> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plc-compact?filterBase=6794">G24Q-2</a> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">**18w**</span></td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"><span><a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plc-compact?filterBase=7195">G24D-3</a> <span><a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plc-compact?filterBase=6795">G24Q-3</a></span></span></td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">**26w**</span></td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> **(Triple Turn CFLs)** </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> &nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6797">GX24D-1</a> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6800">GX24Q-1</a> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**13w**</span> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6798">GX24D-2</a> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6801">GX24Q-2</a> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**18w**</span> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6799">GX24D-3</a> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6802">GX24Q-3</a> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**26w**</span> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 50px;"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.bltdirect.com/plt-compact?filterBase=6803">GX24Q-4</a> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**32/42w**</span> <em>(No 2 Pin Available)</em> </td> </tr> </tbody>