use lower wattage bulb instead of 250W infrared?

I have a bathroom fan/light that says "250W R-40 infrared only". Is it safe to use a lower wattage non-infrared bulb (incandescent or compact flourescent) instead?
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Bucky wrote:

It should be safe, but it will not warm the room much.
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Absolutely, If the fixture can handle the heat of the infrared, anything with less heat would be fine, in fact many heat lamp fixture manufacturers make a duel lamp unit, one for heat and one for light

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