Eco halogen double-ended linear bulbs are often used in floodlights, for applications such as billboard lighting, landscape lighting, wall lighting, work area lighting, car park lighting, or shop lighting. The fit is invariably an R7s, although the actual form of the bulb varies greatly between technologies.
The quality of light from halogen is legendary, but rather like an unruly despot halogen has a huge appetite for power. Most of the energy a halogen lamp produces goes towards generating heat, which in turn means you need a relatively high wattage lamp by today’s standards to achieve your aims. However, if you’re set on halogen R7s floodlighting there’s a solution - the eco halogen double-ended linear lamp!
The eco halogen linear lamp is typically 20-30% more efficient than a regular halogen equivalent. Usually it will achieve this by using a more efficient halogen gas, such as Xenon, which causes the filament to burn more brightly and allows power consumption to be reduced correspondingly. Eco halogen also sometimes employs a reflective halogen capsule coating to redirect infra-red heat back on to the filament. This also enables the filament to burn more brightly.
The future, the past
Regular halogen lighting still exists across a vast range of different lamps, but it’s a technology in its base form that is only marginally more energy efficient than the 130-year old traditional incandescent lamp. Eco halogen lamps are a way of ensuring the future of a unique quality of light that other sources of illumination aspire to. Halogen is the 60-something year old descendent of the basic incandescent lamp, the Victorian invention that lighted up most of ravaged Britain after the First World War.
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