One of the most common small flood lights in use today are the incandescent R20 flood.
While they're not unusual from the standpoint of what they look like, there are
a variety of wattages to choose from. These flood
light bulbs are small enough to use in almost any recessed or track lighting
fixture and are slightly smaller across the face than the BR25 or BR30 flood.
Sometimes it's just the only thing that will fit in certain fixtures. The
wattages are 30, 50, 75 or 100 watt and sometimes called the 30R20, 50R20, 75R20
or 100R20 flood light. They fit almost anywhere, including the eyeball fixtures which can turn in almost any direction. When it comes to
lighting up a home, office or retail store, these incandescent light
bulbs have a special size which is usually called for in certain brands of track
Some people don't like them because they sometimes have a shorter life, but that
is only true for the cheap ones you might buy in a hardware store. When compared to regular incandescent lighting,
longer lasting because they are 130 volt if you
choose them from our store that way.
For most installations, they are used in recessed lighting
with a 4 inch or 3 inch opening and can be dimmed with a standard incandescent dimmer.
In many types of lighting applications, the dimming capability is what makes it
a wonderful choice for dining rooms, kitchens or high ceiling lighting for
large rooms. The places where the R20 flood light bulbs can be used are endless
and sometimes includes elevator lighting as a popular option. If you have track
lighting, then it probably makes sense to upgrade to a halogen PAR20 which will
give you more light with a greater variety of beam patterns. The R20 is 2.5
inches across the face if you're measuring it for identification purposes and
they have a standard medium base too.
Many businesses are looking for ways
to save energy with lighting and one of the best ways is to replace these with
compact fluorescent or halogen. Obviously, compact fluorescent flood light bulbs
are the perfect choice to replace higher wattage incandescent R20 flood light
bulbs and save
energy. Just look for areas
where you might use R20 incandescent light bulbs and find the right replacement on
our web site. You might need to choose a PAR20 halogen or an R20 compact
fluorescent. In either case, you will find a great reduction in your electrical bill
while still getting the amount of light that you want. Be aware 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. If you
replace these with a halogen, then using them on a dimmer would be fine.
There is a nice reduction going to a halogen source and you will get the added
benefit of getting better lighting as well.
Remember that there are few types of incandescent R20 flood light bulbs, we describe some
of the most common used in home and commercial lighting here. The brands
we have are the Sylvania and Westinghouse versions. Whatever type you have, you will be getting a longer
life incandescent than what you're used to, getting the most light you can for your money. We have a
large inventory of incandescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in
the field. If you need help identifying an incandescent bulb, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.