The most pervasive flood lights in use today are the incandescent R30 flood.
These have been used in decades past and looks like it will continue in the
future even with the advent of federal energy legislation. The
wattages are 50, 60, 75, 100 or 150 watt and sometimes called the 50R30, 60R30, 75R30, 100R30
or 150R30 flood light. They fit almost anywhere, including the eyeball fixtures
which can turn in almost any direction.
For most installations, they are used in recessed lighting
with a 4 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 R30 flood light bulbs can be used are endless
and sometimes includes recessed or track lighting as a popular option in retail
lighting situations. If you have track
lighting, then it probably makes sense to upgrade to a halogen PAR30 which will
give you more light with a greater variety of beam patterns. The R30 is
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 R30 flood light
bulbs and save
energy. Just look for areas
where you might use R30 incandescent light bulbs and find the right replacement on
our web site. You might need to choose a PAR30 halogen or an R30 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 When replacing your outdated incandescent with compact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 many types of incandescent R30 flood light bulbs, we
describe some of the most common used in commercial lighting or for your home 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.