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IMPORTANT PAR46 DIMENSIONAL INFO - PLEASE READ
PAR46 bulb dimension is 46 eighths of an inch (46
x 1/8") or nominally 5.75" in diameter. Below is a
chart for PAR bulb dimensions.
confirm the diameter of your existing bulb to be
sure it is indeed a PAR46 format. If you know the
existing Bulb PN that your tractor uses (for
example GE 4553), you can Google the PN to find a
site that will give you the dimensions of your
HERE for a list of popular bulb PNs where they
list the PAR size. Once again, PAR46 Bulbs are
about 5.75" in diameter.
The PAR46 LED is
offered in SPOT beam pattern only. The PAR46 bulb
is approximately 5.75" in diameter. The Spot beam
is approximately a 30* spread and the bulb is
compatible with 12V and 24V electrical systems.
Read the wiki
definition of "PAR" (parabolic aluminized
If you're still
using amp sucking incandescent bulbs in your
tractor, teardrop spotlight or off-road vehicle,
your electrical system will thank you, especially
if your vintage equipment still uses old-school
generators, famous for browning out during night
PAR46 AVAILABILITY UPDATE
2/24/2018: I have confirmed fitment of the PAR46
bulb for the early B55 Nose Cone and the
Travel Air Nose cone bulb mount and also for the
inboard wing pods in the Baron, Travel Air and
Bonanza. See the below pics!
pictures of the bulb in this PAR46 format mounting
can be seen
new design bulb only needs about 35mm of rear clearance.
See dimensions HERE.
IMPORTANT FITMENT INFO
THIS PAR46 BULB WILL NOT FIT A NOSE GEAR LEG MOUNT
BECAUSE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH REAR CLEARANCE FOR
BULB TO FIT!
THIS PAR46 BULB NOW IS KNOWN TO FIT THE BARON,
AIR & BONANZA INBOARD WING PODS
PMMA (Plexiglas) Lens (clean with same products you
would use for acrylic/plexiglas windows)
9-30 Volt DC operating range
Only Available in SPOT Beam
Watts Total Consumption (3amps@12V & 1.5amps@24V)
Color Temperature 6000K
The PAR46 bulb price is $65, the same as the PAR36.
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A good connection method is to crimp two 22-18 gauge (typically red sleeves)
ring terminals for a #6 or #8 stud (I forget what the bulb screw terminal is
originally) onto the bulb wires. Now place an appropriately sized vinyl sleeve,
heat shrink tubing or other insulating material over each ring terminal and
slide it out of the way.
Be sure you have previously confirmed which lead is Positive and which is Ground. You do
this with a voltmeter or an appropriate voltage test bulb. If you do not know
how to make the Positive and Negative voltage wire determination, STOP,
phone a friend who does know how to make this determination or call your A&P.
Then secure the bulb ring terminal to the wiring. Connect the red
bulb wire to the Positive wire and the black bulb wire to the
ground wire. Secure each wire to it's ring terminal using a short #6 or
#8 screw and nut.
Star washers on either side will insure torque is maintained over
time. Tighten the screw and nut combination and then slide the insulating sleeve
over the ring terminal and screw connection and use small wire ties to close
both ends of the sleeve over the wires.