What lamp wattage and beam spread do you prefer for downlighting?
Assume that the fixture is mounted 25'+.
If there are variables such as I prefer X wattage and Y degrees for a natural moonlighting look, but A wattage and B degrees if the purpose is to illuminate and area for safety/security. Or if the purpose is to illuminate the tree the fixture is mounted in I use this, but if the purpose is to illuminate a larger area on the ground I use this ...please include that info.
Most of the time I use 20watt BAB 38 degree, sometimes a 60 degree. If I am using a 35watt it is to compensate for a fixture mounted higher in the tree so the intensity remains even on the ground. I generally use a frosted lens as well.