For many fixtures today, the best choice for lighting has been the PAR30 light
bulbs from Sylvania. They put a halogen capsule light in a PAR30 reflector to
give a directed amount of light output while delivering good beam control. The
Sylvania brand also has one of the widest varieties of PAR30 lamps including many wattages
and all beam spreads not typically found in most hardware stores. As a
part of our complete Sylvania offering, we have all the variations they offer.
PAR30 bulbs will have a choice of short neck or long neck with a medium sized reflector. The
longer neck makes it possible to use these in fixtures that have some size
constraints and it also looks more appealing for applications where the fixture
does not cover the bulb. These have a longer length than the short neck
and each one has a certain application that is correct. Though many PAR30 lamps are similar
from different manufacturers, we do believe that the Sylvania product is superior for its
consistent beam pattern and superior light output. It has a full beam of light without the shadows
or irregularities that some manufacturers of cheap PAR30 light bulbs might have.
As the developer of halogen lighting technology as we know it today, they are
the best in delivering a
quality product for either commercial use or for your home.
Halogen bulbs are incandescent bulbs, just like the typical B and R30 flood bulbs. Halogen bulbs, however, are filled
with a special gas that actually rebuilds the filament and provides longer
average life than normal incandescent bulbs. They come in different shapes
and sizes for various different uses. The Sylvania PAR30 lights are
flood shaped with the heavy, thick glass that is common to many medium to large
sized halogen bulbs. PAR stands for parabolic aluminized reflector. These types
of bulbs will provide you with a high light output, a more white-colored light
(a higher color temperature - approximately 3000K), and longer life than normal
R or BR reflectors. That is why the halogen are many times used in energy saving
lighting situations because they are more efficient in their light production.
The PAR30 is a good direct replacement for the incandescent BR30 lamps that have
been used in track lighting or small recessed cans over the past decades.
typical wattage of the old BR30 is 65 watts, and so replacing them with a 50
watt PAR30 will save 15 watts and deliver better lighting at the same time.
The PAR30 are a
medium sized flood bulb and are not as large as the PAR38 halogen flood bulbs
that you might use in an outdoor lighting situation. You can
tell what kind of PAR lamp you have by measuring the distance across the widest
point of the bulb. The number after 'PAR' represents the number of eighths of an
inch the bulb diameter would be. Therefore, PAR30 light bulbs are 3 3/4 inches across. They have standard bases and are able to be used
indoors or outdoors. This means they can be directly exposed to rain or snow and
still function normally and they do not need to be covered by a light fixture.
This makes the PAR30 lamps very versatile and quite handy to use many kinds of
Sylvania calls their halogen line Capsylite and within that category are many
different configurations of bulbs. The variety ranges from standard halogen
floods to bipin halogen to the full spectrum variety called Daylight Plus. Whatever the
lighting need, there probably is a Sylvania lamp that will work correctly in
that situation. eLightBulbs.com is an online light bulb company that
offers the entire Sylvania catalog for purchase over the web. So whether you
need halogen, fluorescent or HID sources, we'll have the right bulb for your
need. In this case, we have the breadth of the entire offering of Sylvania PAR30
light bulbs. We have
a large inventory of halogen bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the
field. If you need help identifying your light, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.