View Full Version : Any luck with 10 Watt MR 16's?

04-21-2008, 12:30 AM
I have just got into the store some 10 watt MR 16s yet but I havent had a chance to check the lumens and photometrics yet-anybody tried with success yet?

keep me posted!


04-21-2008, 12:36 AM
I had one running at 11.9... it failed quickly... ran it at 11v and its been fine for a year now.

The lamp life is advertised as less. Alot of guys hate em because they dont last as long but at 11v I have about 12 out there lasting just fine. Longer than ultralines even :)

04-21-2008, 12:43 AM
I just went outside and put one in a fixture and I cant tell a difference. I havent checked the voltage at the fixture as it may need to be adjusted now with the lower wattage.

I have been selling a lot of 5 and 10 watt bi-pins lately. Guys are starting to catch on that the lower wattage lamps are very good esp. the 10k hour.

You can do a pretty decent size project with 200 watts of lamps now-pretty cool stuff.

04-21-2008, 01:31 AM
The only 10 watters I have used were Ushios. I got about 4 months out of them. I think I was running them a bit hot like Billy was saying though, I was running them on the mid to high 11s. I will have to drop down a tap on them and try again.

The Lighting Geek
04-21-2008, 02:39 AM
I use the Ushio 10w quite a bit. I always separate the fixtures with them out so they can be volted separately. Sometimes I will add 25' 16-2 on to make sure they are .5v lower. I found he same problem on the short life and like Mr. Billy said, 11v. :D

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
04-21-2008, 09:55 AM
I have used Ushio 1032 Lamps here in the past. Short Lamp Life! I am not too impressed with that and have reverted to using BABs with lenses to soften.

04-21-2008, 06:50 PM
I've been using the Ushio 10/32 for quite awhile with no problems. I have been running them at 11v and I don't think I've had to replace any of them yet.