Halogen Light Bulbs
The halogen lamp is also known as a quartz halogen and tungsten halogen lamp. It is an advanced form of incandescent lamp. The filament is composed of ductile tungsten and located in a gas filled bulb just like a standard tungsten bulb, however the gas in a halogen bulb is at a higher pressure (7-8 ATM).
The glass bulb is made of fused quartz, high-silica glass or aluminosilicate. This bulb is stronger than standard glass in order to contain the high pressure. This lamp has been an industry standard for work lights and film/television lighting due to compact size and high lumen output. The halogen lamp is being replaced slowly by the white LED array lamp, miniature HID and fluorescent lamps. Increased efficiency halogens with 30+ lumens per watt may change sale decline in the future.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Halogen Light Bulbs
- Halogen Lamps are small, lightweight
- Low cost to produce
- Does not use mercury like CFLs(fluorescent) or mercury vapor lights
- Better color temperature than standard tungsten (2800-3400 Kelvin), it is closer to sunlight than the more "orangy" standard tungsten.
- Longer life than a conventional incandescent
- Instant on to full brightness, no warm up time, and it is dimmable
- Extremely hot (easily capable of causing severe burns if the lamp is touched). The lamp is sensitive to oils left by the human skin, if you touch the bulb with your bare hands the oil left behind will heat up once the bulb is activated, this oil may cause an imbalance and result in a rupture of the bulb.
- Explosion, the bulb is capable of blowing and sending hot glass shards outward. A screen or layer of glass on the outside of the lamp can protect users.
- Not as efficient as HID lamps (Metal Halide and HPS lamps)
Shop Halogen Light Bulbs and Xenon Bulbs
Halogen light bulbs are incandescent lamps that contain a small amount of bromine or iodine added. These types of bulbs are also known as quartz iodine lamps or tungsten halogen lamps. Xenon lamps are very similar, except that xenon gas is used instead of halogen. Both serve to extend the light bulb's lifespan. Advantages of both include greater energy efficiency than traditional incandescent bulbs and affordability, but there are also key differences.
Xenon and Halogen Light Bulbs - How They Compare
Halogen bulbs are rated at 2,000 hours, which is twice as long as an incandescent bulb. They produce approximately 10-35 lumens per watt compared to just 8-24 for an incandescent. Xenon bulbs are rated for 10,000 hours, for 5 times the lifespan of halogen lamps. Compared to incandescent bulbs, they both boast excellent color rendering and superior lumen maintenance in a compact size. There have been recent advances in halogen bulb technology, such as the development of infrared. MR16 IR bulbs feature reflectors with dichroic coating to dissipate heat and provide greater efficiency and lower energy usage.
What are Halogen Lights Used For?
At Lightingandsupplies.com, we offer one of the largest selections of halogen and xenon light bulbs in many different styles, such as halogen track light bulbs. You'll find halogen bulbs used in everything from studio lighting to residential kitchen lights. We have styles for specific uses that include stage lighting, projector lamps, outdoor lighting, home and garden lights, medical lighting and many others. Halogen light bulbs are popular in stage productions and photographic studios because of the many possibilities of color temperatures. Popular halogen replacement bulbs include MR16 bulbs, used for directional lighting and PAR can bulbs, which are used in recessed lights.
Halogen lamps can be used in many applications, commercial and residential are the most common. There are also many different types of halogen bulbs used in many applications from landscape lighting, to security lighting, accent lighting and even medical equipment.
In commercial application they are well suited where space is limited, great for retail lighting with their low UV levels being ideal for museums. Halogen MR16 bulbs are commonly found in track lighting or small recessed cans. Larger PAR bulbs are found in landscape lighting, security lights and high ceilings.
In residential application they are well suited for detailed work areas because of their high light output, they are ideal for kitchens and offices and can be found all throughout homes in track, recessed and outdoor lighting.
Our Wide Variety of Top-Name Halogen and Xenon Lamps
There are bi-pin, candelabra, double-ended halogen, A-shaped, reflector halogen, aircraft halogen and many more. The brands we carry are the world's most highly respected leaders in lighting technology.
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