Par Cans For lighting stages and theaters, you will find that PAR cans are used much more commonly than any other type of luminary. The fixtures of the PAR cans are nearly comically simplistic in the design, with a closed off cylindrical tube made using a combination of aluminum and steel. The acronym PAR means "parabolic aluminum reflector", and the name comes from the design of the PAR can that utilizes a reflector in the design of the PAR cans. This reflector helps to concentrate the shining light, as well as giving the light the shape of an oval, also known as a parabola. There is a socket inserted into the back of the PAR cans, and this socket is used to hold the bulbs used to provide the illumination of the PAR cans. The socket also provides the electric current needed to power the light.
Most of the PAR cans use leds, but there are still some bulbs used as well. There is usually a space for a gel frame near the front of the PAR cans, as colored gels are inserted into the frames to provide illumination in a variety of colors for the theatrical or musical performance.
The sizes of "PAR cans" tend to vary, usually ranging between PAR 16 and PAR 64. The number used to represent the size of the can is 1/8 of an inch, and this goes for the LED or regular bulbs as well as the PAR cans themselves. For example: A PAR 64 can is able to support a bulb that is 1/8th of 64, or 8 inches, in diameter. Despite the fact that stage and theatrical illumination is the primary use of these PAR cans, they are used in many other situations as well. A number of clubs, restaurants, and pubs use these lights. They are also used for a number of architectural purposes. PAR cans are often used as part of a track lighting setup, though only the small PAR 16s are used for this purpose. We are offering a range of PAR cans, LED and regular PAR bulbs, and an extensive selection of top quality PAR can accessories. You will find that all of your PAR can needs can be filled by checking out our store, so make sure to drop by for a visit today. This will help you to brighten your stage in a whole new way, making your theatrical effects much more "effective".