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R30 flood light bulbs used in track or recessed lighting with the great Sylvania or Westinghouse brands.

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 3.75 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 When replacing your outdated incandescent with compact fluorescent, make sure that the light is not on a dimmer.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.

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