If you’re looking to get a bit more use out of your bulbs, but still prefer incandescent technology, halogen bulbs might be just what you’re looking for.
Different Gas, Better Light
While standard incandescent bulbs
use iodine or bromine and fluorescent light bulbs
use mercury vapor, halogen bulbs use halogen gas that reacts differently with the filament, giving it a more usage hours with a higher color temperature.
What Kind Should I Use?
Halogen lights and bulbs come in a variety of uses. Many people prefer halogen flood lights since they won’t need to be replaced as often. Halogen light bulbs are also good for high-use halogen lamps inside the home and office as well for both overall lighting and task lighting.