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2W LED Directional G4 Bi-Pin in path light

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  1. fleers

    fleers New Member

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    Hi - I have a parasol path light with a 3W G4 2700K bulb placed ~10 ft. from a window where the light seen from inside is a bit much. The path being lit is on the opposite side of the light. Can I use the

    VOLT® 2W LED Directional G4 Bi-Pin 2700K (15w Halogen Replacement)

    bulb to help reduce the amount of light in the direction of the window? Changing from omni to directional, and reducing the wattage....?
    Will this bulb work in the path light and not cast a strange quality of light? I assume there will be some amount of light in the other direction, not totally dark, but it should be an improvement over the current situation if the bulb works in the fixture.

    My other option was to go from the standard 3W to the standard 2W G4...

    thanks!
     

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  2. Evan K

    Evan K Community Admin Staff Member

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    Hey fleers,

    Excellent question! After confirming that the directional bulb would indeed fit in a parasol path light, we tested the light output in our lab. In short, the quality of the light output was not ideal; more intense light with a sharp, noticeable cutoff is cast to one side while the other side is extremely faint. Although it's a viable option, I would recommend dropping down to the 2W G4 to preserve the same quality of output as your other lights.
     
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    Thanks Evan, I appreciate you guys taking this into the lab and doing the hands-on test!
     
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    Evan K Community Admin Staff Member

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    It is our pleasure; we are always happy to help!