The PAR in PAR bulb stands for parabolic aluminized reflector. This means the bulb contains the reflector, lens, and lamp all in one. They give off concentrated light ideal for directional lighting, wall washers, recessed and track lighting.
Sylvania PAR LED bulbs come in a few different sizes: PAR16, PAR20, PAR30, and PAR38. The number following the bulb represents the diameter of the bulb in millimeters.
Here is the diameter in inches:
They also offer two base sizes, E26 and GU10.
A LEDVANCE Sylvania PAR LED light bulb offers many benefits:
Sylvania offers a huge selection of energy efficient LED PAR lamps to increase your energy savings. HomElectrical carries an 11.5W LED PAR38 motion sensor bulb, as well as PAR30 bulbs with different sized necks, like their 10W LED PAR30, so you can find what you need. This 14W LEDVANCE Sylvania PAR38 LED bulb offers an instant-on start no warm-up time and a glass body with full optics similar to equivalent halogen light bulbs.
Where you use Sylvania LED PAR lights depends on the size of the bulb.
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For PAR30 bulbs, the length of the neck, short, long, or standard, also determines where it can be used. Check out our blog What are PAR30 LED Light Bulbs Used For? to learn more.
What beam angle you need will largely depend on where you use the bulb and how narrow or wide you want the beam to be.
Very Narrow: 15 degrees
Narrow Spot: 16-30 degrees
Spot: 30-60 degrees
Narrow Flood: 61-90 degrees
Wide Flood: 91-120 degrees
Very Wide Flood: 160 degrees