Halogen Bulbs

A halogen light bulb is an electric light that falls into the incandescent lamps family, which are typically made of an airtight enclosure (usually heat resistant glass) containing a tungsten filament and a mixture of inert and halogen gases.

Our curated range of halogen bulbs features various types of halogen bulbs, including candle, linear and capsule bulbs, car headlight bulbs, dichroic bulbs and reflector bulbs. We have products from several industry-leading brands, including Osram, Orbitec, Sylvania, Philips, GE and RS PRO.

How do halogen bulbs work?

When an electrical current flows through the tungsten filament in a bulb, it burns so hot that it produces white light. Halogen bulbs work purely because the mixture of gasses inside the glass protects the filament, preventing it from burning out as quickly as it would if this process was conducted outside of the air-tight enclosure. As the traditional GLS incandescent bulbs are being phased out, halogen light bulbs are the closest equivalent available that produces a similar light output.

Advantages

  • Halogen bulbs are the cheapest energy saving bulb, though not the most energy efficient.
  • Halogens reach full brightness as soon as they are switched on.
  • Halogen bulbs are dimmable if used with suitable switches, unlike some LED and CFL lighting.
  • Halogen bulbs generally have a high CRI (colour rendering index) score, making them ideal for colour-critical applications.

Disadvantages

  • Care must be taken when changing or handling halogen bulbs. If any grease or grime from fingertips makes contact with the glass it can leave a residue. The deposits can cause uneven heating while the bulb is in use, shortening the life expectancy.
  • Halogen bulbs have a much shorter life expectancy compared to other energy saving bulbs. In typical conditions, the life expectancy of a halogen would be around 2,000 hours. With LED bulbs you would expect to see 25,000 hours and CFLs around 10,000.
  • Higher wattages being phased out.

What are halogen bulbs used for?

Halogen bulbs are used across a wide variety of applications and industries, including car headlight bulbs, work cabinet lights, and indoor/outdoor flood lighting. Halogen lamp bulbs come in a variety of bases with both bayonet cap and Edison screw fixture options available. Lamps are also available in different wattages, shapes, and luminosities.


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Description Price Wattage Lamp Shape Lamp Base Voltage Rating Incandescent Equivalent Wattage Life Hours Length Diameter EU Energy Efficiency Rating Luminosity Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 547-455
Mfr. Part No.64447ES
BrandOsram
$16.51
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65 W - GY6.35 12 V - 4000h - 12mm B 1700 lm HALOSTAR -
RS Stock No. 778-1775
Mfr. Part No.64382 HLX-C 200-15
BrandOsram
$54.763
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200 W - PK30d 30.3 V - 1500h - 13.5mm - 4800 lm - -
RS Stock No. 187-6193
Mfr. Part No.4058075094239
BrandOsram
$4.23
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20 W - GY6.35 12 V - 2000h - 12mm C 375 lm - IEC 60598-1
RS Stock No. 250-429
Mfr. Part No.A1215
$8.39
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100 W - GY6.35 12 V - 50h - 11.5mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 792-6700
Mfr. Part No.4050300346168
BrandOsram
$6.67
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20 W Reflector GU4 12 V - 2000h - 35mm B - DECOSTAR 35 -
RS Stock No. 778-1781
Mfr. Part No.2CMA168261R1000 - 216RPR6
BrandOsram
$38.812
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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105 W - - - - 1000h - 50.4mm - 32000 cd - -
RS Stock No. 187-6194
Mfr. Part No.4058075094253
BrandOsram
$4.34
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35 W - GY6.35 12 V - 2000h - 12mm C 765 lm - IEC 60598-1
RS Stock No. 791-6527
Mfr. Part No.4008321208668
BrandOsram
$7.72
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33 W - G9 230 V - 2000h - 14mm D 460 lm HALOPIN PRO -
RS Stock No. 820-8811
Mfr. Part No.143104
BrandOrbitec
$10.79
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40 W Candle E14 230 V - - 104 mm 35mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 765-4597
Mfr. Part No.24064696E
BrandOsram
$20.78
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120 W Linear R7s 230 V ac, 240 V ac 150W 2000h 114.2 mm 12mm D 2250 lm HALOLINE PRO -
RS Stock No. 719-3657
Mfr. Part No.48860WFL
BrandOsram
$13.11
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20 W Reflector GU5.3 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -
RS Stock No. 792-6704
Mfr. Part No.4050300346229
BrandOsram
$6.09
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35 W Reflector GU4 12 V - 2000h - 35mm B - DECOSTAR 35 -
RS Stock No. 250-075
Mfr. Part No.90327
BrandPhilips
$38.46
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250 W - G6.35 24 V - 50h - 13.5mm - 10000 lm - -
RS Stock No. 719-3673
Mfr. Part No.48870FL
BrandOsram
$12.48
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50 W Reflector GU5.3 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -
RS Stock No. 791-6693
Mfr. Part No.4050300272634
BrandOsram
$3.62
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35 W Reflector GU5.3 12 V - 3000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51S -
RS Stock No. 171-2940
Mfr. Part No.H 68066F
BrandOrbitec
$14.47
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35 W Reflector GU4 12 V - 2000h - 35mm D - - -
RS Stock No. 250-435
Mfr. Part No.A1234
$23.23
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150 W - G6.35 15 V - 50h - 11.5mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 765-4588
Mfr. Part No.24064684ES
BrandOsram
$24.00
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48 W Linear R7s 240 V ac 60W 2000h 74.9 mm 9mm D 750 lm HALOLINE PRO -
RS Stock No. 792-4281
Mfr. Part No.64150-01B
BrandOsram
$15.68
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55 W - P14.5s 12 V - 650h - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 792-6707
Mfr. Part No.4050300443935
BrandOsram
$6.09
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10 W Reflector GU4 12 V - 2000h - 35mm B - DECOSTAR 35 -