LED BR40 flood light bulb won't fit in the can.


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Old 05-05-20, 08:21 AM
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LED BR40 flood light bulb won't fit in the can.

I bought a Cree bulb from Home Depot. The light fixture is from the 60's and the three inside mounting bracket screw heads prevent the bulb from going in. A previous Kobi bulb fit fine but they are out of business. The Cree bulb is 129 mm across while the old bulb is 127 mm. Short of going to a bunch of lighting stores and measuring the bulbs, does anyone know what other brand would fit?
 
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Old 05-05-20, 09:32 AM
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Can't help with a different brand, but they do make socket extenders. It'll add 3/4" or so so the bulb should fit.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-1-i...1999/100647410

 
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Old 05-05-20, 12:11 PM
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Hi, Will the socket move down in the fixture, sometimes there are screws inside that allow it to move, post a pic of the fixture.
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Old 05-05-20, 10:03 PM
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127mm = 5"
There are many choices of bulbs under 5" diameter. Check the list in the link.

1000 bulbs BR40 spec list
 
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Old 05-06-20, 05:51 AM
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Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Socket extenders would put the face of the bulb too far out.
 
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Old 05-06-20, 05:17 PM
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Went back to HD with a caliper and bought an Ecosmart 90WE bulb at 4.7". Fits perfect but not as bright as the Cree 120WE bulb.
 
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Track light bulbs with Rheostat - can you use LED?

We have some track lights - two sets with three cans on each track - that are hooked up to what I think it's likely a rheostat and not a more modern dimmer. The building was built probably in the early 80s.

The can calls for specifies R-40 or PAR 38 bulbs. 200w and 150w, respectively.

Can I use LED bulbs or should I stick with incandescent?


EDIT*** I meant this to be a new thread and accidentally posted it in this one. Sorry!
 
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Didn't think there was a choice, most places are not allowed to sell incandescent.
 
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Home Depot sells some incandescent. I tried a 5000k LED bulb we have in the can and it didn't seem very bright and had a little noise to it, making me think the rheostat was causing an issue? I didn't have it dimmed, it was on the max output.
 
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Old 05-07-20, 12:07 PM
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Hi, the brightness is determined by the Lumen output of the lamp.
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