"Even though most items in the home today are technologically up to date, most of us are still using the standard light bulb that was designed in 1928!"
A 1928 designed Incandescent light bulb creates mostly heat and has a life of about 750 hours!
Only about 10% of the electrical energy produces light, 90% produces HEAT!
That is why these bulbs are hot to the touch after being on for a few minutes.
These Halogen Quartz bulbs are smaller to fit in with more decor...
BUT maybe we are being sold a Bill Of Goods!
BUT they are labeled to last 2,000 hours and most of the time they DO NOT because of the tremendous amount of heat Halogens create. If the heat is trapped around the bulb in a fixture, they can burn out faster than the 750 hours of an incandescent bulb. Some old designs of Halogen bulbs will burn out even faster if you touched the glass of these Halogen bulbs when installing - natural oils from our skin will be left behind on the glass. The crazy amount of heat created by Halogens will heat this oil on the glass, causing a compromising affect on the glass envelope thus burning the Halogen bulb out within a very short period of time. Halogens get so hot you can't touch these bulbs after being on for several seconds.
Yes, they offer a very small amount of savings on your electric bill...
BUT what you save off the electric bill is only a few dollars by the time the Halogen burns out and a replacement bulb will cost you an average of $9.00. More than what you saved on the electric bill!
Updated Blog Post - Published Article from EnergyHotwire.com to GoingTrueGreen.com
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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