Halogen lights have largely seen a decline in the 21st century.
Growing out of solutions that combined incandescent and compact fluorescent light with halogens from the periodic table, such as iodine and chlorine to keep the bulbs clear, they’re being actively phased out by LED lighting. Why is that?
Round 1: Efficiency
Halogen lights work by preventing tungsten, an element evaporating from bulbs, from accumulating on the bulb’s exterior.
The halogens cause a reversible reaction by combining with the tungsten to form compounds such as tungsten iodide, which do not adhere to the bulb walls.
The major problem with halogen lights is that they eat up a lot of energy – and they’re hot.
In order to maintain the halogen reaction with tungsten, the bulb must operate above 250 degrees Celsius, sometimes even reaching temperatures of 540 degrees.
A lot of energy is lost to heat. This not only drives energy costs up – it creates a prominent fire hazard.
Round 2: Brightness
LED lamps, or light emitting diodes, offer an even greater quality of light and only use about 10% of the energy incandescent bulbs do .
Compared to halogen lamps, the savings are even more profound. LEDs can operate much longer and more reliably than halogen, incandescent, or CFL lights.
Generating less heat, they are safer alternatives that reduce the amount of energy required for a similar lumen output.
Round 3: Safety
A halogen lamp has a distinct advantage over CFL and incandescent lights in terms of a longer life span, some ranging up to 15,000 hours.
The LED, however, has evolved past the halogen lamp, reaching upwards of 25,000 hours. Being a safer, cheaper, and longer-lasting solution, LED lamps are the way of the future.
Ding, Ding, Ding...We have a winner!
LED Lighting outclasses Halogen lighting with superior efficiency, brightness, and safety.
If you want to cut costs while safely lighting up your space, you should look to a company experienced with LED solutions.
SiteLites specializes in power and lighting solutions, including our family of LED work lights designed around customer safety.
Moreover, SiteLites's expertise with power management solutions is a critical aspect of ensuring your LED performance. LED’s, while operating at low heat, are sensitive to exposure.
SiteLites has implemented solutions such as cast-aluminum heat sinks and adaptive power prioritization that will keep your bulbs running.
Sources:  https://doi.org/10.1111%2Fjiec.12342
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