Features: - Professional Can complete with E-27 medium screw base socket - Includes A/C cord - Ideal for lighting tables, hallways or any area where you require a wash of light - Ideal for architectural applications - Available in high polish (P-16A) or black (P-16B) Please Note: This PAR can is supplied with a E27 Medium Screw Socket
I bought the Optima PAR-16 light can because it appeared to be better than the cheaper models and still a reasonable price. I have just come from my workshop with two important fixes. 1) the hole in the attachment rail is not standard size and the hole will not fit a standard C clamp. It was close, but I needed to drill out the opening to fit a C clamp bracket. One might argue that a small can should use a small C clamp, but the most useful light can uses the most common clamp and not a special clamp - too hard to sort and keep track of in a multi-can set up when typically one size clamp fits all sized cans. Even if it were designed for the small C clamp it should have said so in description. I now have raw metal subject to corrosion and additional flaking. Secondly, and more importantly, I had to disassemble the can to solder the power wire to the socket. Besides the inconvenience, it is a serious safety hazard have a loose power wire free-ranging in the can. Thirdly, in saving metal for the actual can, they cut it so tight, only the smallest of PAR-16 bulbs will fit inside and it still rests on the can nearly all the way around the bulb. Should I have sent it back? Yes, but at the additional cost of shipping and no assurance the next one would be any better, I decided to make the upgrades in my shop. Better luck with your Optima purchase.