what is an es16 bulb?

BractoOctober 19, 2011

I'm hoping someone may be able to help me with a question about bulb types. I am changing the trim on some 4" line voltage recessed lights (insulated) and the manufacturer is recommending a 35w es16 bulb for the type of trim I've chosen. I've never heard of an es16 bulb and am wondering how it differs from an mr16 or gu10. Is there a safety issue using a gu10 instead of an es16? Any insight would be very much appreciated.


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Small halogen reflector bulb with a two button base.

They can be pricey so shop around.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 2:16PM
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An ES16 is a metal halide (HID) which has the appearance of an MR or PAR lamp. Most seem to use the GX10 base type and sell for around $65-$70.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 7:53PM
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