Halogen Bulbs

Bright, durable halogen bulbs

Halogen light bulbs stand out for their brilliant light. They create rich contrasts and can light spaces with a clean, bright ambiance.  Philips Halogen bulbs are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to suit a wide range of fixtures and applications.


Our Halogen bulbs share the same shape as traditional incandescent bulbs, but are brighter and more durable.


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Halogen bulbs


In 1955, engineers at Philips developed a bulb that used the halogen bromine. This bulb was more efficient than iodine at that time and became a standard. Almost 60 years later, Philips improved the halogen technology which led to the energy efficient halogen light bulbs we know today.


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How our halogen bulbs works

Halogen bulbs are an advanced form of the well-known incandescent bulb. They have 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 halogen bulb uses stronger glass than standard incandescent bulbs in order to contain the high pressure. The halogen bulb has a compact size and high lumen output.



Experience more brightness

Are you looking for a bulb that comes to full brightness instantly when switched on? Would you like to adjust the amount of light to your needs? Do you want the familiar shape and look of incandescent? If yes, then halogen is the bulb for you:

• Superior quality of light with excellent color rendering

• 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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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.


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Why choose halogen bulbs?

They give clear, warm light that sparkles and are fully dimmable. The huge variety of bulb shapes, sizes and bases means you’ll always be able to find the right bulb to fit your needs and existing light fixtures.


From the familiar bulb design, to reflector lamps and special fittings, halogen light bulbs offer you the broadest range of lighting options. And, they are up to 30% more efficient than standard incandescent bulbs.

If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to replace standard incandescent bulbs throughout your home while enjoying the quality of clear, sparkling, warm light you‘re used to – Halogen lights are the perfect choice.


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