Halogen Light Bulb Overview 
 
For Electric Customers
 
A halogen light bulb is a type of incandescent lamp. It differs from other light bulbs because the bulb has a small amout of halogen gas sealed inside the globe, allowing the filament to burn much hotter and creating more light. A halogen bulb may produce light that is whiter and brighter, use less energy and last longer than standard incandescent bulbs of the same wattage.
 
The drawback of the lamp is that the temperature of the bulb gets very hot and should not be used in certain applications. Temperatures can reach more than 450°F posing a safety threat, with certain bulbs reaching temperatures of 900°F.
 
The bulbs can last from 2,000 - 4,000 hours and can range in power from 20 watts to 2,000 watts. Low voltage halogen bulbs range from 4 watts to 150 watts.
 
More information on halogen bulbs can be found on Bulbs.com.
 
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