Miniature & Sealed Beam
Do you need a hard-to-find flashlight bulb, miniature train light, indicator lamp, automotive headlamp or a light panel bulb? We have a huge variety of miniature and sealed beam replacement bulbs by Osram, GE Lighting, Philips, Eiko, and other manufacturers.
Miniature bulbs range in size from “grain of wheat” lamps to the larger automotive headlights. The term miniature light bulb is not so much indicative of physical size as it is too low operating voltage. The operating voltage is rarely more than 28 volts and often as little a 1.5 volts. The part numbers of miniatures are identified by a standard industry number that indicates physical and electrical characteristics. Additional suffixes may be added to indicate color or material. Lamp manufacturers that use the industry standard part number have designed their product to be in accordance to the American National (ANSI/NEMA) standards for miniature lamps. Miniature bulbs are used in a wide variety of applications: medical and optical equipment, indicator lights, automotive applications, model train replacement lights, hobby and crafts replacement bulbs, aircraft lighting, flashlights and more.
Sealed beam lamps incorporate a parabolic reflector, filament, and a glass or polycarbonate lens sealed as a unit. Due to their reflector, sealed beam bulbs are also referred to as PAR lamps. These bulbs were used as automotive headlamps from 1939 until the model year 1984. Replacement sealed beam lamps are required for car enthusiasts and restoration experts that desire an authentic restoration of their antique and classic car headlamps. Sealed beam PAR64 bulbs have also been used in stage lighting in higher wattages with a variety of beam spreads. Colored gels are used over the PAR cans to change the color of the light emitted onto the stage. Like miniatures, the part numbers of sealed beam lamps are identified by a standard industry number that indicates physical and electrical characteristics. Lamp manufacturers that use the industry standard part number have designed their product to be in accordance to the American National (ANSI/NEMA) standards for sealed beam bulbs.