Would you like to save energy over standard PAR20 lamps while still getting the
same amount of light output? Sylvania has developed the next big
innovation in halogen technology which creates more light without consuming more
energy. We now have the PAR20 lamps available that have a specially
designed halogen capsule featuring a multi-layered thin film
coating that allows visible light to pass through while reflecting infrared
energy back to the filament.
It makes the bulb much more energy efficient, and in the case of the PAR20, it
allows the wattage to be reduced to 40 watts from the standard 50 watt lamp.
That's a 25% reduction in energy, making your electrical bills smaller. As
a part of our complete Sylvania offering, we have all the variations they have.
PAR20 bulbs will often have an elongated neck with a small reflector, just above
the Edison (medium) base. 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. Though many PAR20
bulbs are similar, we do believe that the Sylvania product is superior for its
beam patterns and light output.
Halogen bulbs are incandescent bulbs, just like the typical R20 flood bulbs we
have been using in lamps for years and years. Halogen bulbs, however, are filled
with a special gas that actually rebuilds the filament and provides longer
average lifespans than normal incandescent bulbs. They come in different shapes
and sizes for various different uses. The Sylvania PAR20 Capsylite IR halogen light bulbs 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 PAR20 is a good direct replacement for the incandescent R20 or standard
PAR20 halogens that have
been used in track lighting or small recessed cans over the past decades.
Replacing these will give you more light while reducing energy costs.
The Sylvania PAR20 Capsylite IR halogen is a small flood bulb and are not as
large as many halogen flood bulbs available. 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
is. Therefore, PAR20 lamps are 2 1/2 inches across. PAR20 lamps are widely
available from Sylvania, Westinghouse, and most other small bulb manufacturers.
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 new lamp is typically
40 watts replacing the older 50 watt version while delivering the same amount of
light. The code for this lamp is usually something like 40PAR20/CAP/IR
plus the associated beam spread that you would find whether it be wide flood,
narrow flood or spot.
Many people also use these PAR20
bulbs for restaurants, clothing stores, jewelry, art work, sculptures, etc. In the case of retail
lighting, the way you light something can make the difference in selling
something or not. Whatever type of lighting need you have, you will be
saving energy while getting the most light you can for your money. We have
a large inventory of halogen bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the
field. If you need help identifying the bulb you have, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.