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Old 04-15-2014, 08:18 PM
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Which LED Bulbs

Whos LED bulbs do you use? Unique, Brilliance, Illumicare,Halco, ect.. Whos do you find to be your standard or gives you the most flexibility for designing when it comes to bulb selection?

Im finding Brilliance seems to have the best beam spread choices but not crazy about their Bi-Pins...just not bright enough. I like ABR or Unique.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:11 AM
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I use Brilliance Dynasties in my Attraction lights
I use the Unique flex 2 watt bi-pin in path lights
I use the Brilliance PAR36
I use Volt's MR16's- (They have the smoothest beam spreads and most consistent color of all the MR16s I've tested)
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:30 AM
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Oh, I also use Illumicare's rotatable bi-pin lamp for deck and hardscape lights- it's genius!

I also only use the PAR's for updating existing systems with PAR spot lights. If it's in-ground I replace the fixture with an MR16 that is fully enclosed. I just don't like putting electronics in an unsealed environment even when they are listed at IP67- it just doesn't feel right to me.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:06 PM
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I really like the Vista LED MR16 line and for miniature's the Illumicare line cannot be beaten. They are still the only line of miniature LED lamps that offer all of the socket options, multiple colour temperatures, fully potted drivers, ingenious and effective heat sinking and produce superior levels of light output.

Soraa LED MR16s are probably the hands down best LED MR16s in the world, however they don't (yet) produce a low lumen/intensity lamp. I find that 285Lm is just too bright for many applications. I have asked them to produce a line of 230Lm MR16s as it would make so many of us residential outdoor lighting guys happy.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:25 PM
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I really like the Vista LED MR16 line and for miniature's the Illumicare line cannot be beaten. They are still the only line of miniature LED lamps that offer all of the socket options, multiple colour temperatures, fully potted drivers, ingenious and effective heat sinking and produce superior levels of light output.

Soraa LED MR16s are probably the hands down best LED MR16s in the world, however they don't (yet) produce a low lumen/intensity lamp. I find that 285Lm is just too bright for many applications. I have asked them to produce a line of 230Lm MR16s as it would make so many of us residential outdoor lighting guys happy.
Yes it would be nice if Soraa produced a lower lumen lamp and wider beam spread too.

Specs on the new Vista drop in T3.

Vista T3/BiPin LED Lamp Specifications:
Operating voltage: 9-15V (AC/DC)
Lumen Output: 170 lumens
Wattage: 2.4 Watts
Color Temperature: 2950⁰k
CRI: 80 minimum
Lamp Life: 30,000 hrs.
Warranty: 5 yrs.
Dimmable: Yes
UL Listed: ETL Listed
FCC Certification: Approved

Soon to follow T3 lamp:
MR-11, 2.5 watts, 18, 25, 36, 60 beam spreads.

Now available:
Vista vPRO Solid State Transformer 75-600w, multiple watt options.
App controlled by bluetooth enabled device. Dimming, no stepping.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:39 PM
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Was in FSG here this week and my account rep. told me the Soraa rep. confirmed
they are working on lower lumen and various beam spreads. But no date was given.
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