Originally Posted by kill.cactus
2manybikes knows best (*bows down*)
I have a question, though - I'm building a light and I just got a lensed flood MR-11. It is noticably smaller than the MR-16s but it has the same wattage and voltage specifications. What's the difference?
Hmm.. I dont know best, but I have played with Mr-11 and MR-16 bulbs. Watts for Watts, the Mr-16 is brighter, I dont know how much, but the beam pattern, spread and over all lumination is higher in an equally watt Mr-16 versus an Mr-11. (like wise, the mr-11 does not heat up as much.)
I started out with an Mr-11, but the light was weaker compared to the mr-16 with the same power draw and wattage. So i decided to switch to the mr-16.
with an mr-11 you can go down to 5 watts and up to at least 20. the mr-16 goes down to 20 watts (i think that is the lowest, but may be wrong)
hope this helps.