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PAR38 compact fluorescent flood light bulbs for energy efficiency and good lighting. TCP, Westinghouse with color variations.

Many people have wanted to replace their higher wattage flood lamps with PAR38 compact fluorescent flood light bulbs. And up until recently, getting energy savings in a flood light was difficult because of size considerations, but not anymore. Now, enough light can be produced in a small bulb which will fit in a PAR38 housing and ballast configuration. When it comes to lighting up a home, office or retail store, PAR38 compact fluorescent flood light bulbs tend to be the ones chosen for recessed cans or track lighting. They are chosen most often because of the great light output and good color along with energy efficiency as well. When compared to incandescent lighting, these are longer lasting, using much less energy making them a perfect choice for almost any type of lighting. There are several kinds of compact flood types which include the regular household base, among them are the PAR38 as well as R30, R30 and R40 sizes to replace almost any flood light you may be using now. The PAR38 is a suitable replacement for 90PAR38 lamps, which are probably the most common flood light in use today. Keep in mind that the beam spread is much wider with the compact fluorescent and will have a different effect.

You can get PAR38 compact fluorescent in almost any color temperature you want including the more desirable 5000K full spectrum flood light.  The full spectrum has special phosphors that give it a similar color to daylight or natural sunshine.  It produces light the way our eyes naturally use it, giving better visual acuity and reducing problems like eyestrain.  So you can now get the kind of light you want while still managing to save energy. But fluorescents can come in many other colors as well and are identified by their Kelvin temperature. By definition, virtually all are full spectrum in that they contain some of all colors in their spectral range. However, the term full spectrum is primarily used when referring to those lamps that fall into the white to blue/white color temperature range. 

With the advent of higher electrical costs, many businesses are looking for ways to save energy with lighting.  Obviously, PAR38 compact fluorescent flood light bulbs are the perfect choice to replace higher wattage incandescent or halogen flood lamps.  Just look for areas where you might use PAR38 incandescent light bulbs and find the right replacement on our web site.  The PAR38 has a diameter of a little over 4 3/4" inches across the face of the reflector. Sometimes people refer to these lamps as outdoor lights because they have them in the two headed fixture many homeowners use as a security light.  On the interior of a home or office, the most typical light fixture these are used in would be the 6" or 5" recessed can light used in entry ways or general lighting. You will find a great reduction in your electrical bill while still getting the amount of light that you want.  Keep an eye out for electric utility rebates in your area which might be available for compact fluorescent flood light bulbs.  This is more true in commercial lighting than it is for residential as they are a larger user of electricity during the day or high demand times. When replacing your outdated incandescent with compact fluorescent, make sure that the light is not on a dimmer. Putting non-dimmable fluorescent on a dimming circuit could cause a fire. We have the dimming compact fluorescent bulbs also, so you'll need to ask for them specifically.  In either case, you can finally get the look you want in a bulb and still get great lighting too. There have never been so many choices and it can be a little confusing, so let us help you!

As with all fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures or units to make them work. The ballast is important because it is specific for each type of lamp.  You can't change from one type of fluorescent to another without changing the ballast in most cases.  Most of the time though, the ballast and the lamp are matched electrically and so it's good to make sure the ballast you have is the right one for the lamp you choose. Typically, PAR38 compact fluorescent flood light bulbs come in one piece units, this is good for home users because you don't have to determine what has gone bad when it finally does get to the end of its life. Remember that there are many types of compact fluorescent bulbs, we describe some of the most common used in home and commercial lighting here.  Keep in mind that we also stock all the larger or linear types of fluorescent lamps used in commercial lighting.  Whatever type you choose, you will be saving energy while getting the most light you can for your money.  We have a large inventory of fluorescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the field.  If you need help identifying a bulb, our customer service representatives can help you determine what you have.

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