Is there a led bi-pin pathlight bulb available?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Braphael, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Braphael

    Braphael LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I'm looking for a bi-pin pathlight bulb that will give me 360 deg of light from a vertical socket. Does one exist that works well?
  2. Tim R.

    Tim R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

  3. Braphael

    Braphael LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks Tim. Have you ever used them? What's your opinion of them?
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    First of all, those Halco lamps (and others like them)are not going to do the job for you. They are not very bright. They do not have any form of heat sink so the will fail prematurely, they do not offer any form of moisture protection to the driver or to the LED chips, so that will be an issue.

    A new line of miniature LED lamps is currently in production and will be introduced to the market sometime in August. These are a completely new direction in miniature LED lamps. They are bright (150 to 200 Lumen), warm white (2800-3000K), thermally managed, moisture resistant, LED lamps designed specifically for use in landscape lighting applications. They will be available in SCB, T5 Wedge, S8 Wedge and G5.3 bi-pin formats. And yes, they are all omni-directional. Oh, and the price will be a surprisingly good value too!
  5. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    I have looked at the brillaiance before as well, it a chunk of aluminum base and water resistant, but i would compare the 90 lumens to a 10 watt bi-pin or so. probably fine for a puck light on a pitch dark deck on 4 foot spacing, or for very short paths maybe 12 inches off the ground or so. but a true pathlight at 20-25 inches off the ground needs 200-300 lumens of a 20 watt halogen or a 35 watt xenon. there are a few high lumen warm white AC bayonnet base ones out there that have been getting long term raves from boat folks, and might do ok in an o-ring sealed path like landscape lighting world's ( but they use bi-pin ), but probably not ok in any semi-closed path.

    a more interesting conversation is using led mr-16's in pathlights. there are a few out there that they fit in, and I am testing a few of those with good results. plenty of heatsink material and mr-16 led's I am testing have been out with decent results for 6 months or so.

    for bi-pin, tho, I would say wait and test some of the newer ones coming down the pipeline.

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