Are BR20 and R20 bulbs the same?

Are BR20 and R20 bulbs the same?

Don’t worry about it because the two are interchangeable! R20 is the name for the incandescent bulb while BR20 is the name used for LED bulbs. In case you were curious, “BR” is short for “bulged reflector” which means the back of the bulb is a reflector and the front of it is bulged out.

What does BR20 mean?

BR20 | BR30 | BR40. PAR (short for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector) bulbs are lamps with “spot light” features, meaning that they provide a beam spread that is typically lower than 45°. Use PAR bulbs when attempting to put a focused beam of light on an object such as in track lighting or illuminating artwork.

What is the difference between BR20 and R20?

R20 can either be a PAR20 or a BR20. The main difference between the 2 is the beam angle of the light. BRs spread the light with a 120 degree beam angle, while PARs create a focused light with 40 degree beam angle.

What size is BR20?


Shape Diameter (inches) Shape
BR20 2-1/2 R16
BR30 3-6/8 R20
BR38 4-6/8 R30
BR40 5 R40

What size is BR30 bulb?

For example, a BR30 is 30/8ths of an inch or 30 divided by 8 which equals 3.75″ in diameter.

What is a BR20 light bulb?

What are R/BR20 Bulbs? Reflector (R) or Bulged Reflector (BR) 20 bulbs have a reflective coating on the inside of the bulb that directs light forward. Like all light bulbs, the 20 value represents the diameter of the bulb in 1⁄8 of an inch. Therefore, a R/BR 20 light bulb is 2.5 inches in diameter.

Are all light bulbs the same size?

Most bulbs are measured in eighths of an inch, however decorative lighting globe-shaped (or G) bulbs are measured in millimeters. For example, an S14 would be a sign bulb shape and 14/8″ (or 1.75″) and our decorative lighting G40 bulbs are globe shape and 40 mm (or approximately 1.5″).

Will a B11 bulb fit B10?

So yes, B10 and B11 (and CA10) bulbs are interchangeable as long as they all have the right fixture size to fit your wall sconces or candelabra base.

What is a BR20 bulb?

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