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Any luck with 10 Watt MR 16's?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by seolatlanta, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    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!

  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    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 :)
  3. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    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.
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,186

    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.
  5. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    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
  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    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.
  7. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    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.

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