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PAR30 light bulbs are reflector type bulbs widely used in a variety of applications that require general area or directional lighting, such as track lighting, recessed can ceiling lights, retail display lighting, or general household light fixtures. PAR30 bulbs utilize a hard glass lens and integrated reflector, and are commonly made in halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED versions to varying degrees of energy efficiency and performance specifications.
PAR30 is a coded designation in which PAR stands for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector, and 30 is the number of eighths of an inch across the front diameter of the light bulb, meaning a PAR30 is 30/8ths of an inch, or 3.75 inches wide. PAR30 bulbs come in various lengths, with halogen versions commonly referred to as "short neck" or "long neck" PAR30s. PAR30 bulbs are nearly always interchangeable since they have the same diameter, but there are times when fixture configurations will require the exact length of either a "short neck" or "long neck" version.
PAR30 compact fluorescent bulbs are regularly used in place of halogen or incandescent light bulbs for applications where energy savings are preferred. CFL PAR30 bulbs come in a variety of color tones from 27K warm white to 50K full spectrum and 65K daylight. The strongest and longest life halogen PAR30 bulbs use rigid quartz capsules and cooler gases to reduce heat and enable lifespans up to 6,000 hours. Speciality versions of PAR30 halogens provide brighter, whiter light than standard halogens and are called Spectra Brite Display Halogen PAR30s. Innovative LED PAR30 bulbs provide nearly 90% energy savings compared to halogen bulbs, low heat emissions, and lifespans up to 70,000 hours. Newer Ceramic Metal Halide PAR30 bulbs are not self-starting and require a compatible ballast and fixture for safe operation. Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) bulbs provide high lumen output for superior brightness along with crisp, bright white color and are popular in retail store environments.
Here at PAR30 bulbs you can find the best PAR30 light bulbs made, from superior quality halogens to compact fluorescent or LED, we've got them all. Whether it's sale-priced PAR30 halogens, compact fluorescent CFLs, LED PAR30 bulbs, or hard-to-find PAR30 light bulbs, you can find them all right here at PAR30 bulbs!
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