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Discussion in 'Ask the Landscape Lighting Experts' started by terry, Mar 24, 2019.

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  1. terry

    terry New Member

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    I want to put two lights using MR16 (2700) bulbs to highlight a 10-15 foot tall dogwood tree. I'm not sure what wattage and beam spread I should use. Looking for thoughts.

    In case I get too many lumens, are Volt MR16 bulbs dimmable?

    Also regarding path lights what wattage bulb is good to use.
     
  2. Evan K

    Evan K Community Admin Staff Member

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    Hey Terry,

    If using -2- spotlights on a tree of that size, I would recommend using either 3W or 5W bulbs with the popular 60-degree beam spread. As the tree continues to grow over the years, you would also have the option to increase the wattages and increase the beam spreads if needed for the larger canopy. Our bulbs have not been tested or rated to be dimmed; if you were worried about the bulbs being too bright, then I would definitely recommend the 3Ws.

    For path lighting, the most commonly used G4 BiPin is a 3W, 2700k. A 4W G4 bulb would be ideal if you desired more light for security/safety.