What Is A PAR36 Light Bulb? And What Are Its Applications?

What Is A PAR36 Light Bulb? And What Are Its Applications?

Lets start off by explaining what PAR means exactly……

The PAR36 lamps are just 1 of the many variant of the PAR light bulb family.

The PAR36 lamps are round with a diameter of 4.5″ (115mm)

What Is A PAR36 Light Bulb? And What Are Its Applications?

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The PAR36 lamp utilize a screw 2 pin rear plug fitting

What Is A PAR36 Light Bulb? And What Are Its Applications?

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Believe it or not, PAR36 bulbs started off in the automotive industry in the 1930s and has been around for almost 100 years. It went mainstream after the U.S. made sealed beam headlights mandatory by law for automakers.

PAR36 and PAR46 bulbs are the industry standard light source for aircraft landing (ACL) lights. These airplane landers usually use 28 Volt DC.

Nowadays, PAR36 are mostly used in a 12 Volt DC or AC setting and commonly used for:

  • Landscape lighting
  • Tractor headlights
  • Farm machinery
  • Aircraft lighting
  • Outdoor and stage lighting
  • Pool and fountain lighting
  • Submerged lighting
  • Custom recessed lighting

Suitable for most low voltage systems using power supplies or direct DC systems. PAR36 can be used in both sealed and enclosed fixtures.

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