Halogen Light Bulbs
Halogen light bulbs are known for their brightness and their ability to last longer than standard incandescent bulbs. Halogen is commonly used for track lighting, projector bulbs, stage and studio lighting, medical equipment, work lamps, flood lamps, reading lamps and other situations and areas where high-quality, pure white light is essential. Halogen light fixtures may also come with dimmer switches so that the brightness can be adjusted. Halogen bulbs come in many shapes and sizes. Flood lamps provide a large area of illumination and may be used indoors or outdoors, depending on the glass used for the bulb. Spotlights emit a more focused beam of light. Theaters use colored halogen spotlights and flood lamps for stage productions. Double ended halogen bulbs are the standard for floor or wall mounted torchiere lamps that direct light upward from an inverted shade to produce abundant glare-free lighting. Double ended halogen bulbs are also used for industrial work lights and in film or television studios. Halogen lighting is the highest quality light in terms of pure color rendering which makes it the natural choice for stage and film studio use, as well as all types of projection equipment.
Halogen bulbs require careful handling. They operate at extreme temperatures, and specific bases help to ensure that they can only be used in appropriate fixtures. The most important handling instruction is to never touch the bulb! A single fingerprint can significantly shorten the life of a halogen bulb. Always use gloves or cover the bulb surface with a soft cloth so that no oil or moisture from the skin touches the glass.