Energy Saving Halogen Capsules
Energy-saving halogen capsules have a wide range of potential applications, such as caravan lighting, boat lighting, pelmet lighting, or desk lighting. These simple light sources are unencumbered by space-consuming housings, and rely on the design of the luminaire for any modification of light. Typically halogen capsules last for 2,000 hours whether they’re the regular or energy-saving type, although you’ll sometimes find slightly longer lifespans.
The lowdown on energy-saving halogen
Regular halogen technology is fractionally superior to original incandescent technology in terms of energy-efficiency, but it still expends most of its energy in producing heat. Consumption of power in halogen bulbs can be reduced though by using alternative halogen gases to the norm, which cause the filament to burn more brightly. The reflection of infra-red heat inside the halogen capsule is another way that halogen is made more efficient. Energy-saving halogen capsules are around 30% more efficient than regular counterparts.
Low voltage & high voltage
Energy-saving halogen lamps are available in mains and low voltage forms. The low voltage models tend towards the G4 and GY6.35 fittings, while the G9 cap is mains voltage. The advantage of the G9 is that it requires no transformer, which enables use in extremely compact light housings.
High quality, low cost
In common with their regular incandescent ancestors, halogen bulbs produce a warm, natural light that many people prefer over modern artificial light sources. Halogen light is bright and crisp and has an underlying colour accuracy that is unparalleled by LED or CFL lamps.
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