Selecting the Right Light Bulb
An incandescent light bulb or incandescent lamp is an electric light consisting of a wire filament that is heated to a very high temperature so it can emit visible light. The bulbs are manufactured in different sizes, voltage ratings and light output. They don’t require any external regulating equipment and they work equally well on both alternating and direct current. Hence, incandescent bulbs are widely used in households as well as commercial establishments for portable lighting like table lamps, flashlights, car headlights, and for advertising and decorative lighting.
Also known as CFLs, compact fluorescent lights deliver as much light as traditional incandescent bulbs while using 20 to 33% less electricity. CFLs also last 10,000 hours or about 10 times longer than incandescent lamps. A CFL may be more expensive than an incandescent bulb, but it can save more than five times its price in power costs over the lamp's lifetime.
A halogen lamp is an incandescent lamp that consists of a tungsten filament which has been sealed into a transparent envelope that’s filled with an inert gas and a small quantity of a halogen like bromine or iodine. Full spectrum and long life halogen bulbs consume less electricity and last longer than incandescent bulbs of the same wattage. A halogen light bulb can last two to five years.
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
High intensity discharge lamps include high pressure sodium, metal halides, and mercury vapor lights. An HID bulb can produce a large amount of visible light while using relatively low power. Brand new HID lamps produce more light per unit of electric power used than incandescent and fluorescent lamps. However, the lumen output can wane by as much as 70% over 10,000 burning hours. They are commonly used in parking, street, and warehouse lighting.
The linear fluorescent light bulb is a type of gas-discharge lamp that comes in different diameters, lengths, wattages, and color temperatures. They are known for being more energy efficient than incandescent lamps or halogens since they don't generate much heat. They are the main light source in most commercial establishments and are also widely used in household settings. The tubes can last 10 to 40 times longer than incandescent lamps.
Stage and Studio
Stage and studio lights are specialized, high output fixtures used in the entertainment industry including concerts, broadcast TV, trade shows, film productions and corporate events. They are also mainstays in photography studios. These bulbs commonly use HID technology, but LED stage lights are increasingly becoming more common.
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