MultiFaceted Reflector (MR) 16 LED bulbs control light more precisely. They produce about four times the concentrated light intensity of general service A shape incandescents. Like all light bulbs, the 16 value represents the diameter of the bulb in 11⁄8 of an inch. Therefore, MR 16 is 2 inches in diameter.
Even though LED MR16 light bulbs are designed to replace halogens, they also are available in a much wider range of color temperatures and beam angles. Unlike the original halogen MR16, replacing them with these LEDs will result in lower energy costs and less heat output.
- Narrow Spot: 10 degree or less beam angle
- Spot: 15 degree beam angle
- Narrow Flood: 25 degree beam angle
- Flood: 36 degree beam angle
- Wide Flood: 50 degree or greater beam angle
MR16 LED bulbs are very popular for use in track lighting, recessed lighting and landscape lighting. Many have 90+ CRI which allows them to display colors more accurately, making them ideal for art museum and retail display applications.