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Smaller PAR

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    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.
     
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    Billy, there is a compact halogen style bulb with the same base. It gives a bit more pop than the standard automotive bulbs.
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    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?
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    im pretty sure the ones i have are 1141's I use em to light my signs too
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    But those are line voltage aren't they James?
     
  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    Yeah, I was wondering about an LV PAR, with a smaller diameter.
     
  8. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    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.
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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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.
     
  10. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    No disagreement there
     

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