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R20

This is a collection of all the R20 LED lamps that we currently distribute.

What does R20 mean?

R20 is a small reflector flood lamp. We like to call them "flood lights" because the R20, like its larger siblings BR30 and BR40, has a frosted diffuser to produce wider less focused light. Traditionally, R20 halogens and incandescents are made of thin blown glass, are fairly lightweight, and distribute light in an even and wide beam pattern, hence the name "flood lights". The "R" stands for "reflector", while the "20" represents the diameter of the face of the bulb, in this case 20 (1/8) inches, or 2.5 inches.

What to watch out for when buying R20 LEDs...

Since most existing light fixtures were designed for use with these sizes, you will want to find an R20 LED that has the same dimensions as a traditional R20. We think the most important is definitely the face diameter. Next, you also want to make sure the body and neck of the R20 is similarly proportioned to a traditional R20, otherwise you may have difficulty installing it into your existing fixture. Some LEDs have bulky heat-sinks that although are intended for better heat management, will result in a useless bulb you can't fit anywhere. You can be confident that we at First LED Lighting Center have taken the steps to provide R20 LEDs that will fit your existing fixture.

Where can I use an R20?

Typically R20's are used in 4-inch recessed can fixtures in the ceiling. 4-inches is the diameter of the opening of the recessed can. You will have to take into consideration the trim, which conceals the interior of the can while making a nice exterior finish to the ceiling fixture. The trim will make the installation space narrower than the actual can. Again, the R20's you will find at First LED Lighting Center are designed to work with most trims and recessed can fixtures. Other recommended applications for R20 could be a track fixture or small hanging pendant.

 


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