Due to their simplicity and low cost, these are the most popular fixtures for illuminating a performance area such as musicians on stage, dance, festivals, shows. etc. "Par Can" is short for "PARabolic reflector lamp in a CANister"
The lamp contains the reflector, filament, and lens. Hence, the lamp you choose detrmines the brightness and beam spread. All lamps produce a soft edged oval shaped pool of light. . The CANisters are available in steel or aluminum, include yoke, color frame, socket, wire & plug; are UL listed. The diameter of the lamp and the fixture that holds it are:
PAR 38 is 4.75 inches in diameter, standard medium screw base, lamps
are available in 75, 150, and 300 watts; 30 degree spot or 60 degree flood
PAR 46 lamps are 5.75 inches diameter, with parallel blade bases. Uses 200 watt lamps.
PAR 56 lamps are 7 inches in diameter, with parallel blade bases. Uses 300 or 500 watt lamps.
PAR 64 lamps are 8 inches in diameter, with parallel blade bases. Uses 500 or 1000 watt lamps.
UL listed. Yokes, color frames. Lamps not included.
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