Incandescent light bulbs, including regular or energy-efficient light bulbs

What is Incandescent light bulbs, including regular or energy-efficient light bulbs?

Incandescent light bulbs, including regular or energy-efficient light bulbs meaning An incandescent bulb is a type of electric light in which light is produced by a filament heated by electric current. The most common example is the type you find in most table and floor lamps. In commercial buildings, incandescent lights are used for display lights in retail stores, hotels and motels. This includes the very small, high-intensity track lights used to display merchandise or provide spot illumination in restaurants. Energy efficient light bulbs, known as “watt-savers,” use less energy than a standard incandescent bulb. “Long-life” bulbs, bulbs that last longer than standard incandescent but produce considerably less light, are not considered energy-efficient bulbs. This category also includes halogen lamps. Halogen lamps are a special type of incandescent lamp containing halogen gas to produce a brighter, whiter light than standard incandescent. Halogen lamps come in three styles bulbs, models with reflectors, and infrared models with reflectors. Halogen lamps are especially suited to recessed or “canned fixtures,” track lights, and outdoor lights.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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