Halogen light bulbs are a popular alternative to standard incandescent light bulbs, which generate a lot of heat for the amount of light they produce, making their operation relatively inefficient. Like incandescent bulbs, halogen lights burn a tungsten filament, but halogen bulbs' filaments are enclosed in a quartz envelope and use halogen gases to radiate light, which allows the filament to be recycled and last longer.
While halogen bulbs burn hotter than incandescent light bulbs, they are also more efficient at producing light. Halogen lamps run slightly more expensive than incandescent bulbs, about $4 or $5 per bulb, but last much longer and light a larger area than an individual incandescent bulb of the same size.
When investigating halogen light bulbs, do the following:
1. Browse the selection of halogen bulbs at light bulb distributors;
2. Look for halogen lights from specialized halogen lighting retailers;
3. Get halogen light fixtures for halogen bulbs.
Shop for halogen light bulbs from large lighting warehousesBig lighting distributors sell a range of light bulbs, including halogen light bulbs, incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lighting. The entire range of types of halogen bulbs are available from lighting warehouses, including flood lamps such as the MR and PAR varieties, as well as smaller double-ended and single-ended bulbs.
Purchase halogen lamps from specialized halogen lighting distributorsIf you're looking for certain types of halogen lights, you may want to shop with a lighting distributor that specializes in halogen lamps. Halogen supply companies also offer a range of bulb types, as well as some cost-saving offers such as free shipping and competitive pricing.
Get fixtures designed especially for halogen lightingHalogen lighting has influenced many lighting design decisions as it has grown in popularity in the residential and commercial spheres. You can find attractive and functional recessed and display lighting designed for halogen bulbs, as well as more standard fixture types such as wall sconces.
- If you are planning to install a halogen commercial light system, consider purchasing halogen lamps, fixtures and wiring together to save costs on the products and shipping. Many distributors offer complete lighting systems that provide a convenient and cost-effective option if you are installing a new system.