6 customer reviews


The 12V EmeryAllen MR16 retrofit lamp is an energy efficient alternative to 12V halogen MR16 lamps. It is suitable for use in most 12V GU5.3 MR16 fixtures.

  • The 1.0W bulb offers similar light output to a 12V, 10W halogen (85-130lm)
  • The 3.0W bulb offers similar light output to a 12V, 20W halogen (220-330lm)
  • The 5.0W bulb offers similar light output to a 12V, 35W halogen (450-500lm)
  • The 7.0W bulb offers similar light output to a 12V, 50W halogen (540-640lm)

Its long life (36,000hrs = >10x standard bulbs) is ideal for track lighting, pendants, ceiling fixtures, and outdoor lighting applications.

Available in 2700K and 3000K with 15˚, 24˚, 36˚, 60˚ and 120˚ beam spreads, and 4000K and 5700K for the 5.0 and  7.0W 60˚ and 120˚ beam spreads.

Be sure to check out our Muticolored MR16s, or Amber MR16s also.

Warranty: Lifetime Warranty

SKU: N/A Category:



Base Type MR16 / GU5.3
Material Ceramic + PC
Input Voltage 12V AC
Wattage 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 7.0
Volt-Amperes (VA) 1.0W – 1.196W, 3.0W – 3.396W, 5.0W – 5.556W, 7.0W – 7.320W
CRI 92
Brightness 100 – 523 Lumens
Color Temperature 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, 5700K
R9 53
R13 95
Beam Spread 15°, 24°, 36°, 60°, 120°
Warranty Limited Lifetime

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Brief history:

Conventionally, the MR16 bulb was a halogen lamp filled with a mixture of halogen and inert gas that gave the lamp superior longevity over other standard bulbs. By comparison, the MR16 provides compact and powerful lighting.

The “MR” in their name stands for “multifaceted reflector.” This refers to the angular facets surrounding the filament in conventional bulbs. These facets were covered by a highly reflective coating, providing powerful lighting and precise beam spread.

The “16” in “MR16” refers to the size of the bulb being 16/8 inches (51mm), with other common sizes including MR8, MR11, MR13, MR14, and MR18.

How they’re used:

MR16 bulbs see wide use in a variety of lighting applications. Many 12-volt fixtures have been designed to utilize MR16 bulbs with their distinctive two-pin bases. While they see some niche applications as diverse as bicycle headlights to slide projectors, they’re most frequently found in designer lighting fixtures that fall under several common uses such as track lighting, task/desk lighting, pendants, and landscape lighting.

Why you want them:

Our LED MR16 retrofit bulbs are more efficient, versatile, and last longer than conventional halogen MR16 bulbs which operate at incredibly high temperatures and can cause severe burns with direct contact. Our MR16 bulbs eliminate this issue by operating at low temperatures.

EmeryAllen bulbs are compatible with most magnetic and electronic LED-compatible transformers, along with most MLV and ELV dimmers.

When you choose an MR16 from EmeryAllen, you’ll save considerable energy compared to conventional halogen bulbs. More than that, you’ll also get as much as ten times the expected life from our bulbs. There is no compromise in the compact size, versatility, and superior light output that you expect from an EmeryAllen bulb.

If you have any questions about our MR16 light bulbs or our other products, feel free to contact us.

Additional information

Weight .10 lbs
Dimensions 2.25 × 2 × 2 in

6 reviews for MR16

  1. Sandy

    I had several of these MR16s installed at my house over a year ago, and they’re still running strong every night! Such a difference from the old landscape lighting I had prior. Haven’t had to replace any of these from EA, while the bulbs from my old installation started quitting on me within a month or two. You get what you pay for with EmeryAllen – quality products and support!

  2. Bryan Cooke (verified owner)

    Fabulous landscape bulbs, I purchased the 7W 4000K 60° variety and they work great for my floods. Bright and crisp light, with the hint of warmth that I wanted. The bulbs have wide ceramic bases which help them sit securely in my fixtures. You can feel the quality of the construction of these bulbs when you take them out of the package. Extremely happy with my EmeryAllen purchase!

  3. Dyke Edwards (verified owner)

    Excellent product (7W 3000k MR-16 bulbs). Robust housing. Good color/beam spread. But more, it did the job other bulbs could not. I have these bulbs in light fixtures mounted on the front of my garage door opening. The preceding two brands of LED bulbs I installed both blocked the signal from my car’s remote to the garage door opener. As promised, these EA bulbs cleared that bar and did not interfere. Much thanks!

  4. William (verified owner)

    Purchased as replacement for a bulb that went out in one of my patio landscaping well lights. Works and looks great!

  5. Jim Guerrero (verified owner)

    Purchased the 7.0 W 120 degree SWFL 3000K, replacing some other LED that started going bad after 1 year. Very happy with the warm 3000K. The 120 degree bulbs are perfect for my kitchen, much more welcoming than the 4000K I’m replacing. Very happy with the EA bulbs.

  6. Jack (verified owner)

    Just what the doctor ordered. Perfect for my application, fast shipping. All good!

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