Thanks for the tip on these. Where did you buy them for under $100? I would like to get a sample to test as I might have a retrofit project that could use them. Following your link, the specs say it is a PAR56 already.1K PAR64... I'm not aware of anything.
However, if you can settle for lower output, I was pretty impressed with Verbatim's small selection, price, and dimming with standard dimmers. IIRC, under $100 per lamp.
Would require a custom metal adapter ring/retention to reduce PAR64 to 56, but base should remain the same.
What dimmers are you using on the Verbatims, and does one unit by itself dim to blackout correctly? I assume you get a round instead of oval field? How sharp or diffused is the edge and how even is the field? Do you recall the price? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to satisfy my curiosity until I get a reply from a rep firm on dealers that can supply them. One last question... are they the 25 degree 3000K versions?We have a local electrical supply company that also recommended the Vertbatim for our PAR56's. They brought a demo in, and we liked them enough to swap the over-stage wash in our recital hall.
They're nothing AMAZING, but for the price they are pretty good. No snap on/off, decent dimming curve. Plenty for a recital hall where you just need a decent white wash.