Sylvania BR Bulbs

Whether you need a new bulb for the recessed lighting in your office or want to upgrade old incandescent bulbs, you can find a wide variety of LED BR bulbs from LEDVANCE Sylvania! LEDVANCE Sylvania offers a full line of LED BR30, BR40, and R20 bulbs to help you find the perfect one for your space. Shop HomElectrical to find LED Sylvania BR bulb options!

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What is an LED BR light bulb?

The BR in BR light bulbs stands for 'bulged reflector,' which refers to the bulb shape. You can also find R, or 'reflector,' bulbs included along with BR bulbs. They include a reflective coating on the inside of the bulb.

LED bulbs offer a more energy efficient alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use a higher wattage which means they use more power. An LED bulb offers a lower wattage, like this 8W LED BR30 bulb that replace a 65W bulb. Over time, this helps save you money on your energy bill!

HomElectrical carries two sizes of Sylvania LED BR bulbs: BR30 and BR40, as well as an R20 bulb.

Why use a Sylvania LED BR bulb?

Sylvania provides energy efficient LED BR bulbs. They offer features such as:

  • 15,000, 20,000, and 25,000 life hours depending on the bulb
  • Variety of color temperature options
  • Damp location rated bulbs
  • Select lamps are Energy Star rated

Sylvania offers SMART BR LED bulb options:

  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Zigbee compatible

The SMART bulbs can connect to SMART devices like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Homekit.

Where can I use Sylvania BR bulbs?

Sylvania BR LED light bulbs work well for ambient lighting but where you use each bulb depends on the size of the bulb. The number following BR or R refers to the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch.

Bulb Diameter (mm to inches) Common Uses
R20 20/8th of an inch OR 2.5-in diameter
  • Flood lights
  • Track lights
  • Recessed lighting
  • Downlighting
BR30 30/8th of an inch OR 3.75-in diameter
  • Recessed can lights
  • Track lights
  • Display lights
  • Fixtures in low ceilings
BR40 40/8th of an inch OR 5-in diameter
  • Recessed downlights
  • Hallways
  • Countertops
  • Fixtures in high ceilings

What is the difference between PAR bulbs and BR bulbs?

While PAR and BR bulbs are similar, they offer a few distinct differences.

PAR stands for parabolic aluminized reflector. These lamps give off concentrated, or more focused, light. PAR LEDs shoot a narrow beam angle that makes them good for security lighting.

BR lamps emit a less concentrated light best used in recessed can lighting and track lighting.

Check out our blog to learn more about LED BR bulbs!

How do you choose a BR bulb?

BR bulbs, like other light bulbs, come in a variety of wattage, lumens, CRI, and color temperature options. These aspects can all impact your lighting experience.

Wattage indicates the amount of power consumed by the bulb while lumens indicate the total amount of light emitted. In other words, lumens indicate brightness, not watts.

The color temperature, measured in Kelvins (K) indicates the color of the light. They often range on a scale from 1000K to 10000K. Common color temperature range from a soft white 2700K to a cool 5000K.

CRI stands for Color Rendering Index It measures the ability of an artificial white light source to accurately render the colors of an object in comparison to natural light. CRI ranges on a scale of 0-100. CRI ratings from 90-100 are often considered excellent and work well in spaces like art galleries which require high color rendering.

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