Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The Bulb


The bulb that I recommend using is a MR16 size 12V bulb. In most cases it would be best to run 10-30 watts.

In most of the lights I have made for friends I used a 20W bulb.

Get a bulb that is completely sealed (glass covering the front of the bulb).

They are available at any hardware store and are a very common bulb. Usually they are available as a flood or a spot light. If you are running a single head lamp, I kind of recommend a spot lamp. If you are going to run a dual setup, get one of each.

4 comments:

LightMan said...

Yeah, ask for cover glass (CG) or dust might get into it. Make sure it's low voltage (12V) not the 120V one.

Anonymous said...

GREAT SYSTEM LOOK AT SOLUX BULBS
DAYLIGHT AT NIGHT

Anonymous said...

does the bulb come with the light or did you buy it separetly??

thad said...

I like the Philips IRC. The 20W bulb is intended to replace a 35W. The the bulb fires toward the reflector, which doesn't have a hole.