Par Cans are an economical way to light up your event. PAR is an acronym for parabolic aluminized reflector & uses a sealed-beam lamp similar to a headlight in an automobile. Par lights are commonly used for uplighting but may also be used to highlight buffets, dance floors, bands or head tables. The Par Can safely houses the lamp and the gel holder is used to hold lighting gels. Our Par Can comes with a 500 watt lamp and gel holder.