Let there be light: need 120V MR16 type LED bulbs for outdoors! Trickier than it sounds.
December 18, 2011 10:05 AM Subscribe
Where can I buy 50W equivalent LED lights that work outdoors, operate at 120V, and are of the standard base type? I simply cannot find a bulb that meets all three criteria!
posted by The Hyacinth Girl to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It sounds like a simple item but every bulb I see, whether online or in store, meets at most two of these criteria. I currently have over 20 potlights recessed in the eaves of my house which use halogen 50W MR 16 120V bulbs with a standard base (like a normal lightbulb, not the two pin design). The problem is they burn out quickly and climbing two storeys every few months to replace them is impractical.
Any suggestions for an LED bulb that will:
1) be equivalent to a 50W (or at least 35W) halogen/xenon bulb,
2) work outdoors in a cold climate, and
3) use a standard base and 120V power?
Bonus if they can work with a dimmer, though I am willing to remove the dimmer from the circuit if I can go all-LED.