I have the H5ICAT (5") with 5020SC (specular clear w/ white trim). I
just installed 6 of them in my livingroom and am limited to either:
BR30 - 60 watt - Socket in HIGH position
PAR30 - 75 watt - Socket in LOW position
So...before I buy a bunch of lights, I took a quick look here and here:
The lumens on the BR is 730 with 2500hrs.
The lumens on the PAR is 600 with 2500hrs.
However, the BR would sit higher in the can, the PAR would sit lower.
1. Given I want the most light, I assume I choose FLOOD instead of SPOT,
2. Which lightbulb am I better off with for general livingroom overhead
lighting? Should I always go with higher lumens if rated hours are the
same and cost is a non-issue?
Any other tips on this selection would be much appreciated! I don't
think I can buy, try, & then return lightbulbs to home depot so I'm
stuck with whatever I choose I think!