Just like LED bulbs are rapidly replacing common household bulbs, corn cob LEDs are quickly becoming the business choice in places where HID bulbs and high watt CFLs have traditionally been used -- high bay lighting, for instance, or in parking lot and street lights.
So-called "corn cob" LEDs (named for their appearance when turned off) bring the usual benefits of LED lighting to business settings: long lamp life and substantial energy savings, in spite of initial lamp costs. Most are designed, however, like other lamp styles: their diodes are placed on all sides of the lamp for light projection in all directions. When they're inside a fixture, however, this means some of the light is reflected from the fixture toward where it's needed.
In other words, even though the lighting diodes of LEDs provide directional lighting, the diode placement keeps all the light from being used directly. In some cases this may be useful in order to reduce glare. In others, though, more directional light may be preferred.
This is where multi-beam corn cob LEDs come in handy with a solution. While they initially look like any other corn cob lamp, they are designed with several separate panels that can open in order to provide multiple lighting beam angles (thus "multi-beam"). This allows you to spread out the panels and get either partial or fully direct lighting according to your needs.
In fact, the 30 watt multi-beam LED pictured here is only 7.5" when fully opened, allowing it to work in 8" cans commonly found in retail settings. This gives these businesses the chance to better light up their aisles and merchandise.
We also offer other multi-beam corn cob LEDs that produce even more light output for high bay settings in larger fixtures. So when you're ready to move from HID to LED, these flexible lamps can do more to meet your needs.