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    Create the right atmosphere with halogen lights

    Halogen light is environmentally friendly and stands out for its brilliance. It creates rich contrasts and lights spaces with a clean, bright ambiance. Philips Halogen lamps are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to suit a wide range of luminaires and applications.


    Our Halogen Classic range shares the same shape as traditional incandescent bulbs, but is brighter and more durable. Halogen Classic lamps are therefore the most natural alternative to the incandescent bulb


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    Philips halogen light bulbs

    History of halogen

    In 1955 engineers at Philips developed a bulb that used the halogen bromine. This lamp was more efficient than iodine at that time and became a standard. Almost 60 years later Philips improved the halogen technology which lead to an outstanding halogen light bulb nowadays.


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    How our halogen bulbs works

    The halogen bulb is known as quartz halogen and tungsten halogen lamp. It is an advanced form of the well-known incandescent bulb. The halogen bulb has a tungsten filament similar to the standard incandescent bulb, however the lamp is much smaller for the same wattage and contains a halogen gas in the bulb. The glass bulb is made of fused quartz, high – silica glass or aluminosilicate. The halogen bulb is stronger than standard glass in order to contain the high pressure. The temperature rapidly increases. The halogens boil to a gas at relatively low temperatures. A halogen is a monovalent element which readily forms negative ions. There are five halogens: fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine. The halogen bulb has a compact size and high lumen output.


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    Experience more brightness with halogen lighting

    Are you looking for an instant on to full brightness? Would you like to adjust the amount of light to your needs?

    Halogen is the bulb for you:

    • Superior quality of light with excellent color rendering (Ra=100)

    • Fully dimmable (0 to 100 %) for all brightness levels

    • Instant light, no warm up time

    • Low replacement costs thanks to longer lifetime

    • Compact size, easy to fit

    • Longer lifetime than conventional incandescent bulbs

    Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes you will be sure to find the right bulb to fit your needs.

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    FAQ - halogen bulb types



    Learn more about halogen bulbs? Find out via the five most FAQ’s.



    1. What is a halogen lamp?


    Halogen is a type of incandescent bulb. It has a tungsten filament just like a regular incandescent that you may use in your home, however the bulb is filled with halogen gas, usually bromine or iodine. A halogen light source provides a crisp white light with an outstanding color rendering which makes this bulb ideal for many applications.



    2. What are the advantages of a halogen lamp?

    Halogen light bulbs have many advantages:


    -High quality of light with excellent color rendering (Ra=100)
    -Fully dimmable

    -Halogen light is environmentally friendly and stands out for its sparkling light effect
    -Philips Halogen lamps are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to suit a wide range of luminaires and applications
    -Longer life time than a conventional incandescent
    -No warm up time, Philips halogen bulbs deliver instant light



    3. Are all halogen lamps dimmable?



    Halogen lamps are designed to operate at very high temperatures to ensure optimal performance. Dimming at above 60% of the rated volts can be done. It is recommended to revert to full brightness for one minute prior to switching the lamps off.

    4. Why does a halogen bulb last longer than incandescent?



    Halogen light bulbs last two to five times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. This is due to the halogen regenerative cycle process. The halogen gas helps the evaporated tungsten particles to deposit back on the filament instead of the lamp wall. This postpones the breakage of the filament and allows the lamp to extend its life.



    5. How do halogen lamps enable constant light output?



    Halogen lamps are able to maintain constant light output over the life of the lamp since the tungsten particles get redeposited on the filament of sticking to the lamp wall, therefore significally reducing bulb blackening and maintaining light output.


    Need to know about halogen lamp

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    Choose halogen bulbs? We explain why




    They give natural, clear, sparkling and warm light, and are fully dimmable.

    The huge variety of choice on offer means you’ll always be able to find the right bulb to fit your needs and existing light fixtures.

    From the familiar bulb design, over reflector lamps to special fittings: Halogens lights offer you the broadest range of lighting possibilities of any type of lamp and are still up to 30% more efficient than classic incandescent bulbs.


    In short:

    If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to replace classic bulbs throughout your home and still

    want to enjoy the same quality of clear, sparkling, warm light you‘re used to – Halogen lights are the perfect choice.


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    LED lights bulbs


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    Energy-saving light bulbs, also known as compact fluorescent bulbs, use less energy than classic light bulbs to produce the same amount of light. See how energy savers can create the right light effect and ambience to fit your mood and reduce your lighting bills.


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    Halogen light bulbs 


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