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Old 12-10-2007, 10:56 AM
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there are alternatives if you want incadesant smaller bulbs mike.... I have a SPJ wallwash at my house uplighting a sweet olive... very soft and dramatic. Not crazy about the fixture but love the effect. I think its 13w and im running it at a low 10v. Its the automotive style bulb that has a round base and you push it down and twist to lock it in. Been burning nightly for a year and a half.

Im sure nightscaping or someone else would customize a fixture to hold a lamp like this... fold has the light im talking about. It really does have a nice output to it and has had no water in the fixture to date despite being in the drip line.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:02 PM
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Billy, there is a compact halogen style bulb with the same base. It gives a bit more pop than the standard automotive bulbs.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:54 PM
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Billy, there is a compact halogen style bulb with the same base. It gives a bit more pop than the standard automotive bulbs.
I've seen comapct halogen or xenon lamps with a DCB (AR-11 from FX), but most of the incandescents (93, 1141, 1156, etc.) only in an SCB.

Which base do you mean?
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:21 PM
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im pretty sure the ones i have are 1141's I use em to light my signs too
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:48 PM
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This thread was about a "smaller par" lamp:

I just wanted to ensure that the info gets out there. There are PAR16 and PAR14 Lamps available, See the links below.

http://www.bulbman.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=13463

http://www.bulbman.com/index.php?mai...oducts_id=8195
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:55 PM
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But those are line voltage aren't they James?
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:20 PM
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Yeah, I was wondering about an LV PAR, with a smaller diameter.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:35 PM
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Trouble with all these exotic lamps is that most are made in China and the lamp life is less than acceptable. It's also a sourcing problem for those homeowners who like to change their own bulbs. When Nate first burst on the scene he said all you ever needed was 1 bulb for outdoor lighting. We all know what bulb that is. Although his proclamation was a bit radical he hit on the idea that keeping it simple was the way to go. Perhaps 4-5 different core bulbs / wattages/ beam spreads is all you'd ever need.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:01 PM
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While I tend to agree with you about sourcing lamps from companies with unknown track records, I've always held that the big selling point of MR-16's, besides their compact size, was the variety of wattages and beam spreads available.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:13 AM
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While I tend to agree with you about sourcing lamps from companies with unknown track records, I've always held that the big selling point of MR-16's, besides their compact size, was the variety of wattages and beam spreads available.
No disagreement there
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