MR Bulbs or multifaceted reflector bulbs, are light bulbs with a reflector housing format for halogen as well as some LED and fluorescent lamps. While MR lamps were originally designed for use in slide projectors, they are widely used in residential lighting and commercial lighting as well. MR bulbs come in four sizes, MR8, MR11, MR16 and MR20 sizes.
Benefits of Multifaceted Reflector (MR) Light Bulbs
When looking for lighting for your space, reflectors are a great way to ensure proper light distribution and bright illumination through the space. Known as an efficient lighting option, MR16 lamps are a type of light that have a multifaceted reflector (MR) surface located at the bottom of the lamp. The faceted interior wall of the lamp combined with the reflective surface helps magnify and reflect light. This generates a brighter, softer light that is better for illuminating interior spaces. MR16 bulbs are usually positioned at an angle for the most flattering light in all types of applications. MR16 bulbs are designed for use in recessed lighting fixtures and are a popular choice for residential and commercial spaces.
Warehouse-Lighting carries many types of MR lamps in a range of wattages. They are available in various composition types including CFL, halogen, and LED. The efficiency of the lamp depends on the wattage and composition. LED MR lamps are generally considered the most efficient and have the greatest energy savings.
With these lighting fixtures with a multifaceted reflector (MR) surface at the bottom, you always get clear light without harsh shadows. The numerous facets in the interior wall of the lamp, in combination with the ultra-reflective surface, transmit heat at the back of the lamp for improved efficiency as well. That phenomenon is responsible for producing the bright milky illumination effect. This type of lighting is never fixed straight to the wall but always at a designated angle and is highly favored for any soothing lighting application.
Lamps in the MR16 type are available in different watt capacity prototypes such as:
- 50 watts
- 20 watts
- 75 watts
- 100 watts
Lamps are categorized and available in many different lamp composition types. Listed below are a few distinctive types:
MR16 models consist of the following components which distinguish it from all other wall lights:
- Watt Capacity
- Voltage Strength
- Type of Mounting
- Color Temperature
- Life Capacity of the Lamp
- Base Type
Efficiency of an MR16 lights depends on its main lamp component. It is always advisable to use a LED spotlight for maximum efficiency and high energy saving.