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What does PAR light bulb mean?

They are no longer manufactured and cannot be imported. You can only purchase them from jobbers — retailers don’t carry them. Also, the per-bulb price is like 300-400% higher than it was two years ago.

What does PAR light bulb mean?

parabolic aluminized reflector
PAR stands for “parabolic aluminized reflector.” These bulbs have a lamp, reflector, and pressed lens inside the lamp to provide directional lighting. They have a shorter body than BR light bulbs with a bowl shape. PAR light bulbs have soft light, but with a more defined edge than BR bulbs.

Can you still buy 100w light bulbs?

They are no longer manufactured and cannot be imported. You can only purchase them from jobbers — retailers don’t carry them. Also, the per-bulb price is like 300-400% higher than it was two years ago.

What is a PAR 56?

A type of PAR lamp measuring seven inches in diameter. (PAR lamp diameter can be derived by dividing the PAR number by eight; in this case, 56/8 gives us seven inches.) PAR 56 lamps have standard power ratings of 200, 300, and 500 watts and are available with 110-volt or 220-volt ratings.

Is 100w better than 60w?

One question that often comes up is this: “Can I use an LED with a higher wattage equivalent than the bulb I am replacing, such as a 100-Watt equal LED bulb in a 60-Watt rated socket, to get more light from my fixture?” The short answer is yes—as long as it still consumes fewer watts than the fixture is rated for.

What are par lights used for?

A parabolic aluminized reflector lamp (PAR lamp or simply PAR) is a type of electric lamp that is widely used in commercial, residential, and transportation illumination. It produces a highly directional beam.

What is a PAR38 bulb?

What are PAR38 Bulbs? Parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) 38 bulbs control light more precisely. LED PAR lights produce about four times the concentrated light intensity of general service A shape incandescents, and are used in recessed and track lighting.

Can I use a 100W LED in a 40w socket?

When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture.

What happens if you use a 100 watt light bulb in a 60 watt socket?

Well, you can safely use a 100 watt, 125 watt, or even 150 watt LED equivalent since all of them consumes less than 60-watts.