MR16 halogen light bulbs are small reflector halogen bulbs (2”
diameter across the MR16 reflector). MR16 style bulbs are available in
several wattages and voltages. Due to the small size of MR16 filaments,
the filament may be precisely oriented within the reflector to
accurately determine beam spread. Our MR16 light bulbs are available in
beam spreads ranging from 7-60 degrees. This makes our line of MR16
light bulbs ideal for several applications. The small size of MR16 bulbs
also makes them ideal for using in tight spaces.
MR16 light bulbs are identified by wattage, voltage, and beam spread.
Often all 3 identifying criteria are correlate to a 3 letter ANSI code
(ex. BAB, EXN). These ANSI codes for MR16 bulbs are used consistently by
all manufacturers. MR16 bulbs also vary by their color rendering
qualities, amount of back spill, and rated life.
We offer MR16 light bulbs with and without cover glass (also called
“cover guard”). Cover glass refers to the plate of glass covering the
reflector. As a general rule of thumb, MR16 bulbs with cover glass
should be used when your fixture is exposed to weather (as in landscape
applications) or in food service applications. MR16’s without cover
glass should be used in fixtures with glass covers to dissipate heat
from the light bulb.