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 Bulb America, 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.
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. You'll see GE, Philips, Satco and Osram halogen bulbs, among others.