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Aardvark

03:26PM | 10/02/04
Member Since: 05/29/02
46 lifetime posts


From a fire safety standpoint, what do I need to know about installing halogen lights in a house about 60 years of age and still has its original wiring?

How much hotter do halogen lights burn as opposed to the standard incandescent bulbs, and do halogen lights put out more illumination per watt than incandescent bulbs?

tperez

08:45AM | 10/03/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
When installing Halogen lighting in a house it is important to remember that Halogen lamps do burn a lot hotter than incandescent lamps. It is not unreasonable to place the lamps a couple of inches or more from a combustable surface.In fact it is recommended that you do so.

The wiring in a sixty year old house should be fine as long as you don't overload the circuit and the wiring is in good shape.

Halogen lights do burn brighter per watt than the standard incandescents, but if you are planning on installing a lot of lamps in your home consider this. The halogens will produce heat that your A/C unit will have to get rid of and the lamps cost more but don't neccessarily last any longer than incandescents. Lastly if you do go this route do not touch the lamps with your fingers when installing them. The oils in your hand will lessen the life of the lamp dramatically.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!

Aardvark

10:43AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 05/29/02
46 lifetime posts


Hi,

Question: What is this I hear that halogen lamps can cause cancer unless a radiation filter is used over the lens? Is anyone aware of this issue?


Aardvark

10:43AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 05/29/02
46 lifetime posts


Hi,

Question: What is this I hear that halogen lamps can cause cancer unless a radiation filter is used over the lens? Is anyone aware of this issue?


tperez

08:33PM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
Never heard of it but I'm sure it has something to do with Global Warming.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!

BV002092

11:26AM | 09/15/13
Power use, do they use more power than normal lights and cold lights??


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