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Which LED Bulbs

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Rainman7, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 291

    Whos LED bulbs do you use? Unique, Brilliance, Illumicare,Halco, ect.. Whos do you find to be your standard or gives you the most flexibility for designing when it comes to bulb selection?

    Im finding Brilliance seems to have the best beam spread choices but not crazy about their Bi-Pins...just not bright enough. I like ABR or Unique.
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    I use Brilliance Dynasties in my Attraction lights
    I use the Unique flex 2 watt bi-pin in path lights
    I use the Brilliance PAR36
    I use Volt's MR16's- (They have the smoothest beam spreads and most consistent color of all the MR16s I've tested)
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Oh, I also use Illumicare's rotatable bi-pin lamp for deck and hardscape lights- it's genius!

    I also only use the PAR's for updating existing systems with PAR spot lights. If it's in-ground I replace the fixture with an MR16 that is fully enclosed. I just don't like putting electronics in an unsealed environment even when they are listed at IP67- it just doesn't feel right to me.
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    I really like the Vista LED MR16 line and for miniature's the Illumicare line cannot be beaten. They are still the only line of miniature LED lamps that offer all of the socket options, multiple colour temperatures, fully potted drivers, ingenious and effective heat sinking and produce superior levels of light output.

    Soraa LED MR16s are probably the hands down best LED MR16s in the world, however they don't (yet) produce a low lumen/intensity lamp. I find that 285Lm is just too bright for many applications. I have asked them to produce a line of 230Lm MR16s as it would make so many of us residential outdoor lighting guys happy.
  5. jana

    jana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Yes it would be nice if Soraa produced a lower lumen lamp and wider beam spread too.

    Specs on the new Vista drop in T3.

    Vista T3/BiPin LED Lamp Specifications:
    Operating voltage: 9-15V (AC/DC)
    Lumen Output: 170 lumens
    Wattage: 2.4 Watts
    Color Temperature: 2950⁰k
    CRI: 80 minimum
    Lamp Life: 30,000 hrs.
    Warranty: 5 yrs.
    Dimmable: Yes
    UL Listed: ETL Listed
    FCC Certification: Approved

    Soon to follow T3 lamp:
    MR-11, 2.5 watts, 18, 25, 36, 60 beam spreads.

    Now available:
    Vista vPRO Solid State Transformer 75-600w, multiple watt options.
    App controlled by bluetooth enabled device. Dimming, no stepping.
  6. jana

    jana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Was in FSG here this week and my account rep. told me the Soraa rep. confirmed
    they are working on lower lumen and various beam spreads. But no date was given.

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