Electrical Wiring in the Home/light bulbs

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The light fixture in my kitchen says use only 40 watt bulbs. The fixture has 4 bulbs, thats 160 watts all together. My question is can I use  4 CFL bulbs that do not exceed 160 watts all together? What I would like to do is use 4 CFL bulbs that use 13 watts each but each puts out the light of a 60 watt bulb makeing it brighter in my kitchen. Thank You.

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Hi Charles,

That will work as long as you are under the 40 watts per bulb. I would double check the warnings on the bulbs themselves. You should not find anything but it is always a good idea to double check. You may want to check out the LED bulbs. They cost more but look better.  
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