How Many Watts of Electricity does a Table Lamp use?

Real power-use measurements from a table lamp.

How Much Power does a Table Lamp use

Table Lamp: 19 Watts


  • The power use of a lamp is 100% dependent on the type of lightbulb that is installed. Fluorescent bulbs, or Compact Flurorescent bulbs, or CFLs, are marketed as replacements for the 60, 75 and 100 watt bulbs that they replace. They typically use a fifth of the energy of an incandescent bulb, so 13 watts, 15 watts and 22 watts respectively.
  • varies from 100 to 525 watts

Power Use

  • Watts: 19
  • Kilowatts: 0.019 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 0 hundredths of one cent (0 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 23 hundredths of one cent (0¢)
  • cost per day: 2¢
  • cost per month: 35¢

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.