MR16 lamps are one variety of Multifaceted Reflector (MR) lamps that usually employ a halogen
filament capsule as the light source. They are used in many retail and consumer lighting
applications where their size, configurability, spot-lighting capability and aesthetics provide utility
and creativity. Low efficiency, heat generation and halogen capsule handling issues are among
the disadvantages of the technology. They typically operate from 12V DC or 12V AC, using
conventional electromagnetic transformers.
LEDs offer a more energy efficient and no radiated heat solution to replace some halogen lamp
This reference design is intended to fit into the base connector space of an MR16 style LED lamp.
The design has been optimized for part count and thermal performance. The design can be used
with up to 3 1W LEDs in the Lens section. This can be arranged to suit the luminary designer's