Touching a halogen bulb with bare hands can leave fingerprints, and these oily areas become hotter than the rest of the bulb, causing the bulb to burn out faster. A halogen bulb with fingerprints can burn out or explode within just a few minutes.
Many halogen bulbs are packaged in a sleeve that protects the bulb from getting fingerprints when it is installed. If a sleeve is not provided, the bulb should be wrapped with a paper towel or cloth to prevent fingerprints. If fingerprints are on the bulb, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner before installation.Learn More
Halogen light bulbs are incandescent lamps containing a halogen gas instead of an inert gas in the bulb. Halogen bulbs are more efficient, give higher quality lighting and have a longer rated life compared to ordinary incandescent bulbs.Full Answer >
Halogen lamps can be dimmed but only to a certain degree, since they must operate at a particular temperature. They can typically be dimmed up to 60 percent of their original brightness without any problems.Full Answer >
The difference between xenon and halogen lights is the gas used in the light bulb. Xenon lamps use xenon gas, while halogen lamps use a gas from the halogen group. Iodine and bromine are the most common halogens used in lamps.Full Answer >
An incandescent light bulb is made out of glass and metal. It is filled with an inert gas such as argon. This gas helps to slow down the deterioration of the metal filament.Full Answer >