PAR38 light bulbs are reflector type bulbs widely used in a variety of applications that require general area or directional lighting, such as track lighting, recessed can ceiling lights, retail display lighting, or general household light fixtures. PAR38 bulbs utilize a hard glass lens and integrated reflector, and are commonly made in halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED versions to varying degrees of energy efficiency and performance specifications.

PAR38 is a coded designation in which PAR stands for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector, and 38 is the number of eighths of an inch across the front diameter of the light bulb, meaning a PAR38 is 38/8ths of an inch, or 4.75 inches wide. PAR38 bulbs are generally suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

PAR38 compact fluorescent bulbs are regularly used in place of halogen or incandescent light bulbs for applications where energy savings are preferred. CFL PAR38 bulbs come in a variety of color tones, including 27K warm white, 41K cool white, 50K full spectrum daylight, and 65K true daylight. The strongest and longest life halogen PAR38 bulbs use rigid quartz capsules and cooler gases to reduce heat and enable lifespans up to 6,000 hours. Speciality versions of PAR38 halogens provide brighter, whiter light than standard halogens and are called Spectra Brite Display Halogen PAR38s. Newer LED PAR38 bulbs provide nearly 90% energy savings compared to halogen bulbs, low heat emissions, and lifespans up to 70,000 hours. Older incandescent PAR38 bulbs have plug in bases and are called Side Prong PAR38 bulbs while the newest light source to utilize the PAR38 lamp type is metal halide. However, Ceramic Metal Halide PAR38 bulbs are not self-starting and require a compatible ballast and fixture for safe operation. Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) bulbs provide high lumen output for superior brightness along with crisp, bright white color and are popular in retail store environments.

Here at PAR38 bulbs you can find the best PAR38 light bulbs made, from superior quality halogens, compact fluorescent CFLs, LEDs, or Ceramic Metal Halides, we've got them all. Be sure to make PAR38 bulbs your source for the latest news on innovative and energy efficient PAR38 light bulbs!

GUIDE TO 1000s OF LIGHT BULBS
Bulborama is home to thousands of different household bulbs and hard-to-find light bulbs.Select one below:
A15 APPLIANCE LIGHT BULBS DECORATIVE CHANDELIER LIGHT BULBS INDOOR FLOODLIGHT BULBS BR30 BR40 SIGN LIGHT BULBS, OVEN LIGHT BULB FLAME TIP CANDELABRA LIGHT BULBS BATHROOM VANITY GLOBE LIGHT BULBS FLOOD LIGHT BULBS R20 INCANDESCENT
PEAR SHAPED LIGHT BULBS PS25 PS30 PS35 HALOGEN FLOODLIGHTS PAR30 PAR38 OUTDOOR FLOODS COMPACT FLUORESCENT SPIRAL CFL BULBS CFL FLOOD LIGHT BULBS BR30 BR40 COMPACT FLUORESCENTS CFL FLOODLIGHTS PAR30 PAR38 INDOOR OUTDOOR CFLS DECORATIVE SHAPE CFL'S TORPEDO COMPACT FLUORESCENTS A19 COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
PLUG IN CFL BULBS 4 PIN CFLs EXIT SIGN LIGHT BULBS INCANDESCENT T6.5 T8 LIGHTS COLORED LIGHT BULBS S11 C7 C9 S14 INCANDESCENT PAR36 SEALED BEAM LIGHT BULBS LONG LIFE HALOGEN 12 VOLT LIGHT BULBS MR16 MR11 HALOGENS HALOGEN PAR20 PAR30 PAR38 FLOOD AND SPOT LIGHTS HALOGEN JDR BULBS PENDANT LIGHTING
T3 HALOGENS LONG LIFE TUBULAR HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS PLUG IN HALOGEN BULBS G4 GY6.35 12 VOLT HALOGENS METAL HALIDE LIGHT BULBS HID LAMPS MERCURY VAPOR OUTDOOR FLOODLIGHTS BR38 BULBS METAL HALIDE BULBS HID LAMPS MERCURY VAPOR LIGHT BULBS HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM LIGHT BULBS
View Our Extensive Light Bulb Guide »
LATEST PRODUCTS
DIMMABLE LED PAR38 NARROW FLOOD 15 WATTS (90 WATT) 30K
15 WATT PAR38 LED LIGHT BULB - DIMMABLE - 25 DEGREE BEAM SPREAD NARROW FLO...
90 WATT PAR38/FLOOD SUPRA LIFE HALOGEN LIGHT BULB
90 WATT PAR38 HALOGEN FLOOD 6000 HOUR ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULB...
SALE PRICED LIGHT BULBS
35 WATT MR16 FMW HALOGEN LIGHT BULB INDUSTRIAL GRADE
Industrial Grade MR16 halogen lamps use a quartz envelope for durability and longer l...
14 WATT TINY TWIST SPIRAL CFL/50K 15,000 HR COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULB
Tiny Twist low mercury ultra mini spiral compact fluorescent bulbs emit 25% less heat...
GUIDE TO 1000s OF LIGHT BULBS
See the potential savings realized when your existing lighting system is upgraded to energy efficient light bulbs from Bulborama.

Current Fixture Wattage:
New Fixture Wattage:
Utility Rate per KWH:
Number of Fixtures:
 
Annual Cost Savings
(based on daily usage)
2 hours:
4 hours:
8 hours:
10 hours:
12 hours:
14 hours:
18 hours:
24 hours:
FIND MORE SAVINGS AT .com »