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 Lamp Finish Voltage Rating Incandescent Equivalent Wattage Life Hours Length Diameter EU Energy Efficiency Rating Luminosity Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 792-4290
Mfr. Part No.64193-01B
BrandOsram
PHP503.32
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55 W - P43t - 12 V - 900h - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 579-146
Mfr. Part No.64151
BrandOsram
PHP224.88
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55 W - PK22s - 12 V - 225h 42 mm 11.5mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 842-8614
Mfr. Part No.64643 150 W 24 V
BrandOsram
PHP1,229.07
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150 W - GY9.5 - 24 V - 100h - 15mm - 5000 lm - -
RS Stock No. 719-3657
Mfr. Part No.48860WFL
BrandOsram
PHP425.48
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20 W Reflector GU5.3 - 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -
RS Stock No. 791-6662
Mfr. Part No.4050300656885
BrandOsram
PHP1,082.25
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50 W Reflector G53 - 12 V - 4000h - 111mm B - HALOSPOT 111 PRO -
RS Stock No. 792-6707
Mfr. Part No.4050300443935
BrandOsram
PHP207.61
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10 W Reflector GU4 - 12 V - 2000h - 35mm B - DECOSTAR 35 -
RS Stock No. 547-439
Mfr. Part No.64429ES
BrandOsram
PHP413.64
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25 W - GY6.35 - 12 V - 4000h - 12mm B 500 lm HALOSTAR -
RS Stock No. 792-4262
Mfr. Part No.64193ULTHCB
BrandOsram
PHP958.71
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60 W - P43t - 12 V - 700h 82 mm 17mm - - ULTRALIFE -
RS Stock No. 792-4256
Mfr. Part No.64193CBIHCB
BrandOsram
PHP958.575
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60 W - P43t - 12 V - 100h - - - - COOL BLUE INTENSE -
RS Stock No. 719-3685
Mfr. Part No.48870VWFL
BrandOsram
PHP425.48
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50 W Reflector GU5.3 - 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -
RS Stock No. 791-6665
Mfr. Part No.4050300308081
BrandOsram
PHP236.82
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10 W - G4 - 12 V - 2000h - 10mm C 140 lm HALOSTAR OVEN -
RS Stock No. 791-6624
Mfr. Part No.4050300004174
BrandOsram
PHP811.67
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1 kW Linear R7s - 240 V ac - 2000h 191.1 mm 12mm C 22000 lm HALOLINE Standard -
RS Stock No. 792-4259
Mfr. Part No.64210CBIHCB
BrandOsram
PHP1,161.445
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55 W - PX26d - 12 V - 200h - - - - COOL BLUE INTENSE -
RS Stock No. 792-4265
Mfr. Part No.64210ULTHCB
BrandOsram
PHP1,353.40
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55 W - PX26d - 12 V - 1100h - - - - ULTRALIFE -
RS Stock No. 694-8872
Mfr. Part No.4008321928092
BrandOsram
PHP501.55
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120 W Linear R7s - 230 V ac 150W 2000h 74.9 mm 12mm D 2300 lm HALOLINE PRO -
RS Stock No. 778-1800
Mfr. Part No.64342 HLX-C 100-15
BrandOsram
PHP2,007.327
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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100 W - PK30d - 15.2 V - 1500h - 13.5mm - 2700 lm - -
RS Stock No. 719-3679
Mfr. Part No.48870SP
BrandOsram
PHP425.48
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50 W Reflector GU5.3 - 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -
RS Stock No. 694-8882
Mfr. Part No.4008321207715
BrandOsram
PHP409.69
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400 W Linear R7s - 230 V ac 500W 2000h 114.2 mm 12mm C 9000 lm HALOLINE PRO -
RS Stock No. 778-1775
Mfr. Part No.64382 HLX-C 200-15
BrandOsram
PHP1,031.807
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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200 W - PK30d - 30.3 V - 1500h - 13.5mm - 4800 lm - -
RS Stock No. 719-3682
Mfr. Part No.48870WFL
BrandOsram
PHP425.48
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50 W Reflector GU5.3 - 12 V - 4000h - 51mm B - DECOSTAR 51 PRO -