Par 64 lamp

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Have you ever been to a play or a concert or have gone wild on a dance floor? Then you must have noticed the whole stage or a portion of it awash with colours often in multiple hues. This beam of colours is achieved with the help of PAR lamps.

What Are PAR Lamps?

A PAR lamp is a parabolic aluminized reflector lamp that finds wide use in illumination of residential and commercial buildings and space, theatre and live music concerts, DJ lighting, dance floors etc. They are also used as aircraft landing lights and as headlight of locomotives. These lamps are popular as they are a fairly cheap and a PAR 64 gives 1000 watts of dazzling light.

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These days you can purchase PAR lamps in the traditional tungsten-filament type (both incandescent and halogen) or the more modern ones that use CFL and LED lamps.

A PAR lamp is classified according to its diameter and beam width. The most common being PAR56 and PAR 64 lamp.

Diameter of a PAR Lamp

The bulb of all incandescent lamps is measured in eighths of an inch. To arrive at the approximate lamp bell diameter in inches one should divide the PAR size by 8. Thus a PAR 46 lamp is approximately 5.75 inches in diameter. Similarly, if you want to know the diameter in millimetres multiply the PAR by 3.175. For example, a PAR36 lamp has an approximate diameter of 115 mm.

Beam width

PAR lamps do not have a circular beam but an oval beam and has unfocussed edges. The beam can vary from being narrow spot to wide flood depending on the placement of filament and the geometry of the parabolic reflector.

As the diameter of the light spot is defined by the aluminium reflector you cannot change the size of the beam without changing the lamp. If you want to have light effects wider than the wide flood, you need to use supplemental reflectors or lenses.

PAR 64 GUIDE

CP60 VNSP PAR 64 Lamp – It produces thin light beams that cut through smoke and can streak across the stage. This lamp is good for Very Narrow Spot .Used on large music stages to spotlight individual members.

CP61 NSP PAR 64 Lamp – It produces a tight beam of light that is useful for narrow spots and a combination of these lamps could be used for colour washes.

CP62 MFL PAR 64 Lamp –These bulbs are for intense colour around a stage or for lighting up columns or architecture.

EXG PAR 64 Lamp Not very useful. Can be used for colour washing though it can lack intensity. This PAR lamp is not too useful.

CP95 WFL PAR 64 Lamp –. The CP95 is only useful for producing a good sized beam of light, from very close.

Testing PAR Lamps

You can test PAR lamps in the same way as ordinary bulbs by using a multimeter.

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